Cadbury has announced that Sanjiv Ahuja and Ellen Marram are to retire from its board at the end of the month. The board said it was grateful to both for assisting in overseeing the completion of the demerger of the beverage business prior to stepping down.

The Buzz, a retail recruiter, has opened a division for support and technical appointments.  “It will allow us to offer clients a complete talent acquisition and management service,” said Steve Clabby, who will head up the new business.

Burnt Sugar has appointed Michael Cole as chairman. Cole has already started investing in The Grocer Brand Excellence award-winning confectioner, and has teamed it up with distributor Petty Wood.

The FSA has appointed a new veterinary director, Liz Redmond, to replace Alick Simmons. She is currently director of animal health and welfare policy at the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s Food Advisory Committee has two new committee members, Dorothy Black and David Mark. Black is home economics PGCE course director at the University of Ulster, and Mark is a food technologist for the O’Kane Poultry Group and commercial director of Countryside Services, a subsidiary of the Ulster Farmers Union.

Mike Paul has been named as consultant to the wine side of Gonzalez Byass. This follows the recent appointments of Suzanne Strain, formerly of Flagstone UK, and Suzie Cornwall, formerly a senior wine buyer at Morrisons.

Whyte & Mackay has appointed Francesco Scaglione as global travel retail director to build its whisky business in key markets such as America, Asia, Russia and the Middle East. He was previously international commercial manager for North America at Pernod Ricard.

Cocoa Loco, Sussex Food Producer of the Year 2007, has appointed Dawn Stimpson as its new product manager. Dawn previously held the same position at competitor Montezuma’s. “Her passion for chocolate is unbounded,” said Rory Payne, co-founder of Cocoa Loco.