New role for West
Quiche manufacturer Thomas Food Group has appointed Victor West to the new role of chief operating officer. West joins Thomas Food Group from Macrae, where he worked for 12 years, most recently as procurement director. He said: "I am excited to be part of Thomas Food Group's ambitious growth plans."

Warburton for Uniq
European chilled foods group Uniq has appointed Ross Warburton as a non-executive director and deputy chairman. Warburton, who takes up his role on June 12, is a former chairman and non-executive chairman of family bakery Warburtons. He was also previously chairman of Richmond Foods. The company has also appointed Belinda Gooding as a non-executive director. Gooding, who also takes up her role on June 12, is chief executive officer of Duchy Originals.

Changes to board
Robert Wiseman Dairies has made changes to its operational board. Douglas Laing has been promoted to risk management and strategic planning director, while Graeme Jack becomes communications director. Both take up their roles on July 1.

Willis named CEO
Soft drinks manufacturer Cott has appointed Brent Willis as president and CEO. Willis, who takes up his new role with immediate effect, joins Cott from brewer InBev, where he was zone president for Asia Pacific. He also held the roles of chief commercial officer and chief marketing and sales officer at InBev. He replaces John Sheppard.

Soden is senior VP
John Soden has been named senior vice president and MD of international operations for Castle Brands spirits group. Soden has worked in drinks for 15 years, most recently as general manager for Woodford Bourne/DWSW.