John Mills

John Mills

Landmark Wholesale has named John Mills as its new managing director.

The former chairman of cash & carry wholesaler Hyperama takes over from Martin Williams, who left the buying group in December 2016 after more than 33 years.

Mills previously held leadership roles at Keith Spicer, Intercontinental Brands, Gaymers Cider, Constellation Wines Europe and Strathmore Water. He will start in his new role in May.

“The wholesale sector, like many other channels, faces many challenges driven by macro-economic factors, legislative changes and dynamic consumer trends,” said Mills.

“However, smart businesses thrive in changing times and I am confident that Landmark is well-positioned to continue its success built over the past 45 years. We have a strong and loyal membership of 38 successful companies and a committed central office whose purpose is to best serve its members. Having had a long association with Landmark I am passionate and excited about helping to take the business to the next stage in its development.”

Landmark chairman Sam Wilcox said: “This is a really exciting time for Landmark and having John in place, with his considerable experience and knowledge of the sector, will help us tackle the challenges currently faced by the industry. We look forward to John taking up the position in May.”