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mrh ceo karen dickens

MRH boss Karen Dickens to step down following MFG takeover

11 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

CFO Steve Back will leave after a three to six month transition period

Charles Wilson

Tesco UK boss Charles Wilson steps down following cancer diagnosis

10 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

During May and June, Wilson has been undergoing daily radiotherapy

Colin Smith

Colin Smith to become Scottish Wholesale Association CEO

06 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Current executive director Kate Salmon is to retire after leading the trade body for 35 years…

Rob McWilliam Asda

Rob McWilliam to replace Alex Russo as Asda CFO

03 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

McWilliam left Asda in 2012 to join Amazon, where he worked until January last year

Harrods store front

Harrods' chief merchant Helen David steps down after a decade

03 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

David joined the luxury retailer as a buyer in 2008 before being promoted to fashion director the same year

Caroline Hipperson H&B

Holland & Barrett appoints first global marketing chief

02 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Hipperson joins the health food retailer from Bacardi

Martijn van Buuren

Pinkster appoints ex-Diageo exec as sales director

29 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Martijn van Buuren will oversee Pinkster’s 10-strong sales team from its Cambridge headquarters

Jill Ross

Jill Ross to replace Angus Maciver as CEO at McCurrach

27 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The move will take effect from 6 August, after which Maciver will retain an active role in the McCurrach Group as non-executive director

Dan Germain

Innocent's top marketer Dan Germain leaves after 19 years

22 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Germain has worked at the juices and smoothies giant since its inception in 1999

Ash Ahmirahmadi

Change at Arla as Amirahmadi replaces Pietrangeli at helm

19 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Amirahmadi, who joined the dairy co-op in 2004, takes over at the end of the month

Humprey Singer

M&S new chief finance officer to join in July

18 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Singer will be working closely with CEO Steve Rowe and the senior leadership team as they continue to accelerate the pace 

jess ainley little freddie babyfood

Little Freddie appoints Ainley in sustainability role

14 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Ainley joined the organic brand last month from Sainsbury’s

Kerry Collinge

Charlie Bigham’s names Kerry Collinge as marketing director

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She has taken over a position left vacant in late 2016 by the death of brand manager George Blyth

Colin Graves

Colin Graves to advise Co-op on wholesale and franchising

09 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Co-op Group CEO Steve Murrells described Graves as “a bit of a legend”

press drinks

Press appoints Kevin Jones as commercial director

07 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Jones joins Press from Innocent Drinks where he was commercial director, impulse

dale fiddy fowler welch

Dale Fiddy joins Fowler Welch as strategic development director

07 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Fiddy has 30 years’ experience in logistics and supply roles, and joins FW from rival NFT

clodagh moriarty

Sainsbury's promotes Clodagh Moriarty to group digital chief

06 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Moriarty will create and lead digital strategy across Sainsbury’s, Argos, Sainsbury’s Bank and Nectar

Steve Francis Tulip CEO

Tulip CEO Steve Francis steps down

06 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Francis was credited with turning the pork supplier around and bringing it back into profitability by parent Danish Crown

Mike Hedges

Mike Hedges to ‘spearhead expansion’ as Propercorn CEO

01 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Hedges was previously UK managing director at Tyrrells

ben shotter aldi

Aldi appoints Ben Shotter as MD of its Sheppey region

30 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Shotter previously held senior property and store operations roles before becoming group buying director in 2017

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