Mark Pullen has been elected non-executive chairman of Nisa-Today's.

Pullen, who is an independent non-executive director of Nisa-Today's Holdings Board, replaces Raj Chatha who took on the role in May last year following the shock resignation of Edwin Booth.

Under Chatha's chairmanship, Nisa-Today's reported record sales of more than £1.1bn and also revealed plans to expand into Ireland.

"It was always the board's aim to seek an independent chair at the end of Chatha's term, and the board now believes Nisa-Today's is in a strong position as Chatha hands over to Mark Pullen," said Neil Turton, CEO. "Raj has been an excellent chairman and the fact the board gave him two rounds of applause speaks volumes."

Pullen, who has 30 years' experience in consumer goods, was most recently group finance director for Geest - a position he held for 10 years. The role also included responsibilities for IT, purchasing, corporate finance, PR and legal.