UK biscuit manufacturer Burton’s Foods is strengthening its main board by making Matthew Huffer sales director and Simon Belfer finance director.

The appointments follow the departures of chief executive Adrian Sharp, sales director Ian Gibson, finance director Steve Yarwood and director of Burton’s snacks business Ron Southern in May (The Grocer, May 3, p17).

Taking over from Gibson, Huffer joins the company from McVitie’s, where for the last three years he was multiple grocer controller after several national accounts roles. He previously held sales posts with Carlsberg-Tetley and RHM.

Belfer takes over from Yarwood. He joins from Coors Brewers where he was also finance director.

During his eight years there he held various finance and sales positions including director of sales multiple on-trade, and director of customer service and implementation.