Martin Oakes has been named as managing director of the dairies division at Dairy Crest.

Oakes joins Dairy Crest from Somerfield where he was group logistics and IT director for six years. He has previously worked at Safeway, Wincanton and Tibbett & Britten.

“We are delighted to welcome Martin to the board of Dairy Crest,” said Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen. “His wide-ranging business, logistics and retail experience will add tremendous value to the ongoing development of the dairies division.”