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Geraint Davies made interim chair of Commons Efra Committee

Davies, who represents the Swansea West constituency, said he was “honoured” to have been elected


Neil Turton joins Alliance Stores as a non-executive director

Turton has over 35 years of experience in the wholesale and retail sector and has worked in a number of senior roles


Weetabix marketing boss Gareth Turner leaving to set up consultancy

Turner is to launch a new business called Big Black Door when he leaves the company in July 2022

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Tesco online chief joins Google after ‘most intense period of my career’

Poad, MD of online at Tesco since October 2019, led the supermarket’s online teams as they tackled soaring lockdown-induced demand


Zoe Davies to step down as head of the National Pig Association

Davies joined the trade body 14 years ago and has spent the past eight as its CEO

Neil Parish

Candidates line up to replace Parish as Efra Committee chair

Parish announced he would step down as an MP last Sunday, in the wake of a porn scandal

Emma Woods

Huel appoints Emma Woods as independent non-executive director

Woods’ appointment was ‘another step in building a business with the experience and capabilities to support Huel in reaching its potential’, said Huel

Alex Hall, Finance Director - Boughey Distribution

Boughey Distribution appoints Alex Hall as new finance director

Hall joins the company having previously held senior positions at Wincanton and XPO logistics

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Alex Robinson to become Hubbub CEO as Trewin Restorick steps down

Robinson will officially take over from Restorick, who has been at the charity’s helm since founding it in 2014, at the end of June

James Withers, CEO, Scotland Food & Drink

James Withers to step down as CEO of Scotland Food & Drink

Withers joined Scotland Food & Drink in 2011 after three years as CEO of NFU Scotland

Amanda Jones

Wilko recruits Post Office exec as retail director

Amanda Jones is currently retail and franchise network director for the Post Office

April Preston

Holland & Barrett appoints April Preston as new global product director

Preston, who has over 30 years of experience in retail, will be responsible for leading H&B’s product and services strategy

Andrew Kuyk

PTF on hunt for new leadership with Kuyk and Coleshill to leave

Joint director general Angela Coleshill stepped down this week after two years at the helm

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson made chief financial officer at babycare startup Pura

Johnson’s experience in fmcg began in 2009, when he joined Nichols as group financial controller


Superdrug reshuffles leadership team with several new appointments

Commercial director Simon Comins has been promoted to CCO after being with the business for 35 years

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Asda appoints ex-Morrisons CFO Michael Gleeson as John Fallon departs

Asda said Fallon has decided to leave the business to explore new opportunities

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Fyffes expands marketing operations team with appointment of Áine McElroy

McElroy will be responsible for the coordination of marketing in Ireland of bananas and pineapples


Geeta’s appoints Lucas and Bridgman to senior positions

Neil Lucas has joined as sales director, while Eleanor Bridgman has been appointed marketing director

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Joanna Goff takes over as Morrisons CFO at pivotal time for supermarket’s new owners

Goff has been at the retailer for more than 10 years and replaces Michael Gleeson, who announced his departure last month

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Compleat Food Group hires former Burton’s Biscuits boss Nick Field as CEO

Field will join the Addo, Winterbotham Darby and Wrights Food Group owner as CEO in June

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