Former Golden Wonder chief executive Ed Jackson has been appointed MD of independent sports drink Taut.

Jackson has stepped into the job following the decision by Taut's co-founders Vincent Bassch and Sarah Lang to take on new positions. Bassch will be heading NPD and Lang will be focusing on fundraising.

Jackson started as a trainee at Unilever in 1978 and has more than 25 years' experience in global consumer goods. He left Golden Wonder earlier this year.