Waitrose's local food buyer John Vine has moved to become a buyer for canned goods. Waitrose said it was currently searching for someone to fill the local food buyer role.

Marks & Spencer's head of investor relations, Amanda Mellor, is to replace Graham Oakley, the retailer's group secretary and head of corporate governance, in July. Oakley, who has worked for M&S for 24 years, is retiring.

John Lindop, finance director at pork specialist Cranswick, is to retire at the end of May after 17 years at the company. He will be replaced by group financial controller Mark Bottomley.

David Cox has been named the new director of Europe for New Zealand Winegrowers, replacing Warren Adamson. Cox joins the wine body from Brown Forman Europe, where he was managing director. He will be responsible for driving growth of the New Zealand category in the UK and developing European markets.

Bakery group Lantmännen Unibake UK has appointed John Hodge to the new role of group technical manager. Hodge joins from Tesco, where he was technical and development manager based in Prague. He will be responsible for the technical department, compliance, and new product development.

Sussex winery Nyetimber has appointed Francis Brackley as sales manager. He joins from Lay & Wheeler, where he was sales and marketing director responsible for its trade and agency businesses. He previously worked at Allied Domecq, where he was responsible for Champagnes Mumm and Perrier Jouët.

Sally Chicken and Christopher Newbury have been elected to East of England Co-operative Society's board of directors, replacing John Holmes and Tim Carey.

The Department of Agriculture & Rural Development has appointed 12 members to the Agricultural Wages Board. Six have been appointed by the Ulster Farmers' Union to represent agricultural employers and six have been appointed by the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union to represent agricultural employees.