Richard Armitage, group finance director for McBride, is to leave the household and personal care specialist “to pursue an alternative career opportunity”.

Armitage has been FD since 2009. He was previously FD of Premier Foods’ grocery division and has also worked for ICI and Courtaulds.

“The board would like to thank Richard for his excellent contribution to McBride over the past four years,” said chairman Iain Napier.