Mars Petcare UK is on the hunt for a new general manager following the promotion of Mark Johnson to regional president for Mars Petcare Russia.

Johnson, who has been general manager since 2006, takes up his Moscow-based role in early 2012.He joined Mars in 1987 and has worked in a number of senior sales and marketing roles, including UK marketing director.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to go and take my skills and experience from the UK into the emerging markets in Russia,” he said. “I look forward to working with some great brands over there too.”