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Former Kerry Foods exec Liam Burke becomes MD of Noble Foods consumer arm

Burke is the latest Kerry executive to cross over to Noble after its appointment of Duncan Everett as CEO last year

Tracey Clements

BP appoints Tracey Clements as European convenience CEO

Clements has spent the last two years as Boots UK & Ireland CEO

Liam McNamara

Müller Milk & Ingredients hires ex-Twinings boss Liam McNamara

He will take on the role of commercial director in May, tasked with driving the processor’s own label-focused strategy


Gurminder Athwal joins Parfetts in newly created role of trading director

Athwal has worked as trading controller at Hyperama for more than 20 years

Beelivery - female customer shopping (high res)

Personal shopper app Beelivery planning TV advertising campaign

Beelivery has appointed Lindsay Ball to steer the push as marketing director

David Williams Omsco

Omsco hires Arla finance boss David Williams as CEO

In a newly created role, Williams will oversee the development of the dairy co-op’s value-added strategy

Richard Fell joins Branston's prepared team as managing director

Branston appoints ex-Princes exec Richard Fell as prepared potato MD

The position is a new role and follows a £12m investment into Branston’s prepared division

Darren Goldney MD

Darren Goldney to step down as Unitas MD

Sales and marketing director John Kinney will take over the position of MD

Phil Barker - Head of CRM

Phil Barker made Co-op head of customer relationship management

Co-op said Barker would play a key role in developing a new data and loyalty centre of excellence

Rachel Kelley

Higgidy names ex-Charlie Bigham’s commercial boss Rachel Kelley CEO

Kelley will replace current CEO Mark Campbell, who is stepping up to chair the Higgidy board

Alan Barry 0232

Alan Barry replaces Ingo Fischer as Lidl GB chief development officer

Fischer has spent 17 years working for Lidl GB, including over a decade as board director

Peter Cross

Peter Cross to step down as John Lewis customer director

He was promoted to customer experience director in 2017 and the role was expanded to cover Waitrose last year

Stuart Rose SINGLE USE

What Stuart Rose brings to EG Group

Analysts have welcomed the appointment of the former Ocado chairman and CEO of M&S


Walgreen Boots Alliance appoints Roz Brewer CEO

Brewer succeeds Stefano Pessina, who is stepping down after six years to become WBA’s executive chairman

Laurie McIlwee

Former Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee becomes chairman of Red Rickshaw

McIlwee has been named a special adviser for the investor behind Red Rickshaw, Court Cavendish

Darren Sinclair

Sainsbury’s promotes Darren Sinclair to director of stores

Sinclair has worked at the retailer for almost 20 years and is currently a zone managing director 


Next CEO Simon Wolfson joins Deliveroo board ahead of ‘potential’ IPO

Deliveroo has been bolstering its board in recent months, appointing Claudia Arney as the company’s first chair in November

Greg Deacon CCO Jisp

Former NFRN COO Greg Deacon to join Jisp as chief customer officer

Deacon will join the shopping app business on 1 February

Giles Brook

Giles Brook makes way for Tim Rees at Vita Coco UK & Europe helm

UK MD Tim Rees has expanded his responsibilities to include the whole of the EMEA region

Gill P

Pukka hires Gill Pendergrast in new role as head of retail

In her new role as head of retail, Pendercrast will focus on developing retail strategies