Paul Stubbins is to leave his post as sales and marketing director of Kerry Foods Direct to Store (KFDTS).

Stubbins has spent 25 years in the grocery trade, the last eight of which were at KFDTS, which has a network of 32 depots and 400 temperature controlled vehicles that serve 16,000 outlets with chilled goods.

Managing director, Michael Bassett, paid tribute to the work Stubbins had done to "ensure the company was a leader in its field".

Stubbins joined KFDTS in 1999 as sales director, but later took on marketing as well. He is moving out of the industry, but will remain in his role until his successor is announced.