Mark Golder has been appointed industry development director for the IGD.
Golder, who will take up his role on 22 April, was most recently commercialisation director (foods innovation) at PepsiCo. He also has experience of the industry through stints at M&S and Brakes.
IGD said the role had been created so that it could make an even bigger impact on people development through its Leading Edge network and Feeding Britain’s Future.
“I am delighted to be joining IGD, and looking forward to working with colleagues in the industry, to make a difference and help deliver what matters to the public,” said Golder.