Findus Group has appointed Bill Showalter as its new CFO, replacing Steve Leadbeater.

Showalter previously spent 18 years at HJ Heinz and more recently over seven years as a senior vice president at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Showalter has already started in his new role, but Leadbeater will stay on until the handover is complete.

At Heinz, Showalter led the acquisition of John West Foods in his role as deputy MD/FD of Heinz European Seafood.