Logistics giant Christian Salvesen has appointed Sarah Vawda as corporate development director.

Vawda joins Christian Salvesen from steel company Corus Group, where she was deputy director with responsibility for M&A and corporate development.

In a new role for Christian Salvesen, Vawda will take responsibility for strategy and corporate development. The company said this would include the identification of potential opportunities for corporate growth within its markets of food and consumer and transport services.

Stewart Oades, chief executive, said: "Sarah has just the kind of experience and expertise that we require."