Tissues-to-nappies giant Kimberly-Clark has appointed Giles Turrell as head of its European customer management organisation.

He will take responsibility for the evolution of K-C's consumer business across Europe, replacing Ron Huggins who has retired.

Turrell joined in 1997 and was most recently responsible for customer management across Northern Europe.

Before that he has held the roles of European marketing director for the adult and feminine care business; commercial director, CEO and MD of K-C's South African business; and vice president of K-C's Northern European consumer sector.