Fine food importer and national distributor RH Amar has appointed Rob Amar to its board of directors.

Amar, the grandson of Raoul Amar who set up RH Amar in 1945, has worked at the company since 2001 and will continue in his product marketing role where he has been closely involved in developing the olive category.

Amar will also spend time in finance, operations and sales to build his understanding of the business. "Rob's appointment is a clear signal to suppliers, customers and staff that RH Amar continues in family ownership, with a third generation joining a team of five non-family directors," said chairman Henry Amar.