Billy Keane, the former MD of Robert Wiseman Dairies, has been named as the new chairman of Dairy UK, replacing Neil Kennedy.

He left Wiseman in October last year following the company’s acquisition by Müller.

“Collaboration remains key within our industry and I will endeavour to ensure Dairy UK continues to pursue this approach,” he said. “The industry needs to do more collaboratively to make the most of the positive underlying trends.”