Kerrygold has appointed Andrew Parkes as national account manager working across both cheese packing and Kerrygold branded accounts. He has experience at United Biscuits and Imperial Tobacco. Hannah Murray has been appointed category development manager in the cheese development team, having joined from Grampian Food Country Group.

Dr John McAdam has joined Sara Lee as a non-executive director. McAdam is senior independent director at Sainsbury's and is a former chief executive of ICI, which he joined after 23 years with Unilever.

Cadbury has made Baroness Hogg a non-executive director and has announced it plans to further strengthen its board in the future. Hogg is also chairman of Frontier Economics, deputy chairman of the financial reporting council and non-executive director of BG Group.

Mrs Lam’s Delicious Food Company, which supplies oriental ready meals to foodservice businesses and multiples including Sainsbury's, Asda and Iceland, has appointed Greg Sanders as commercial manager. Sanders joins from sandwich supplier Gibson Foods.

Martin Nederhoed has joined paper products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific in the newly-created role of vice president – customer development, consumer Europe, Middle East and Africa. Nederhoed joins from Reckitt Benckiser where he was global trade marketing director for several fabric care brands.

David Plant is the new finance director at TRM Packaging,which predominantly serves the grocery industry. Previously he worked for Excelsior Technologies.

Robin Whitbread, formerly a Sainsbury's and Somerfield director, has been appointed chief executive of BetterYou, an independent health supplements supplier. 

Wensleydale Creamery has appointed industry expert Matthew Gribbin as non-executive chairman. Gribbin brings more than 25 years’ experience in the chilled food and dairy sector and was most recently a director at Northern Foods. Richard Clarke has been re-appointed as director.