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Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter steps down as Conviviality CEO

19 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

She has resigned with immediate effect, while non-executive chairman David Adams has stepped into the role of executive chairman

Patrick Pondaven

Amazon's Patrick Pondaven joins GS1 UK's supervisory board

19 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

He joins as the supply chain standards organisation seeks an industry-wide solution for managing product data

fruit and veg

IPL managing director Jonathan Tremayne to leave in June

16 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Tremayne has resigned after nearly six years at the helm of the Asda-owned company’s produce division

Guus Dekkers CTO-web

Tesco lands Guus Dekkers from Airbus as new technology chief

15 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Dekkers will take over from Edmond Mesrobian, who is retiring from the supermarket giant having held the role for the past three years

Paul Lindley

Ella's Kitchen founder Paul Lindley to leave the company

15 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

His first book, Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler, was published in April last year

Ali Capper NFU and EAP

Ali Capper to lead English Apples & Pears as executive chair

06 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Capper is also the NFU’s horticulture board chairman and replaces Steven Munday at the helm of the top fruit grower body

Kelvin Clibbon

Ecrebo appoints Kelvin Clibbon as new chief technology officer

03 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Clibbon will oversee the growth of the technology team to enhance Ecrebo’s point-of-sale marketing platform OnPoint

Matthew Barnes_0001

Matthew Barnes promoted to top table seat at Aldi South

02 Mar 2018 | By Adam Leyland

The promotion, effective 15 April, follows the retirement of Robert Ochsenschläger. Barnes will add responsibility for Aldi South’s fast-growing US business while also overseeing its UK and Ireland operations

Hugo Mahoney _ Brakes_Web

Hugo Mahoney promoted to UK CEO role at Brakes

01 Mar 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Ton Christiaanse stepped down last October after just nine months

Ranjit singh

Ranjit Singh Boparan steps down as CEO of 2 Sisters after 25 years

27 Feb 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Singh will become president of Boparan Holdings Limited, the parent company of 2 Sisters. The process of finding a new CEO has started

Calum Fraser

Calum Fraser takes up role of William Grant and Sons UK rum specialist

26 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Fraser’s responsibilities will include “building brand advocacy and bridging communication” with bars, restaurants, retailers and media

Emma Vass

Wessanen names Emma Vass as its UK chief executive

26 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Vass has 20 years experience in fmcg, most recently as UK general manager of herbs & spices supplier McCormick

Andrew Allen

Snaffling Pig’s Andrew Allen joins Spare Fruit as non-exec

23 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Allen had previously served as an advisor to Spare Fruit on an informal basis

Tiago Alves

SodaStream hires Tiago Alves as first UK general manager

22 Feb 2018 Updated: 22 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

SodaStream has announced the appointment of Tiago Alves to the new role of UK general manager

Minette Batters

Minette Batters elected first female president of the NFU

21 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Wiltshire-based beef, sheep and arable farmer Batters replaces Meurig Raymon at the head of the union…

Jeanette Gordon

Jeanette Gordon to boost JW Filshill in northern England

20 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Gordon joins as business development manager after working at P&H for 17 years…


Halfords' Dennis Millard made chairman of MRH board

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Millard is also currently deputy chairman for Pets at Home

select & save

Tony Houlston becomes head of sales at Select & Save

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

The symbol group resently appointed Andrew King as MD and Galen Levi as trading director

Menzies Distribution Adam Smith  commercial and marketing director

Adam Smith joins Menzies Distribution

15 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Previously head of international services at Vodafone, Smith becomes commercial and marketing director at Menzies

Colm O'Dwyer

Colm O’Dwyer made Weetabix UK & Ireland commercial director

15 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

O’Dwyer joined Weetabix in March 2015 after 18 years with Coca-Cola Enterprises



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