Benoit Testard, the former group chief executive of United Biscuits, has been appointed a non-executive director for Tangerine Confectionery.

Testard left United Biscuits this April, having been promoted to CEO from UBUK MD in February 2011. He joined UB in 1999 having previously worked for Reckitt & Colman and Fromageries Bel Group.

“We’re delighted to welcome Benoit - he brings many years’ experience to the team,” said Tangerine Confectionery chairman Steven Joseph.

“The confectionery business requires people with creative flair and Benoit’s experience will help Tangerine continue the successful development of our brands.”