Group financial controller Mark Bottomley has been promoted to group finance director of Cranswick. Bottomley has been group financial controller since January 2008 and has several years' experience in the food production sector. He replaces John Lindop, who retires after 17 years at Cranswick.

Glanbia has appointed James Gannon and Michael Parsons as non-executive directors. Gannon is a director at Glanbia Co-operative Society and Parsons is chairman of Kilkenny Co-operative Livestock Market and a director of Kilkenny, Carlow and District Farm Relief Services Society.

Andrew Fraser is the new president and chief executive officer of Method Products. Fraser joins the environmentally friendly home care products company from Whirlpool Corporation where he was senior vice president for North America sales and trade marketing. He has also worked for Clorox and Procter & Gamble.

Barbara Dure has retired as president of Plymouth & South West Co-op. Dure was first elected to the society's board in 1977 and was made vice president in 1995 before becoming president in 2004. She will be replaced by Jill Blake.

Midlands Co-operative Society has announced that Frank Croft has been appointed as the society's new president. Croft takes over the role from Dave Roberts, who stood down at the recent agm after three years in the role.

William Perez, the former chief executive officer of Wrigley Company, has joined the board of directors of Campbell Soup Company. He was also president and chief executive officer of Nike from 2004 to 2006.

Fisherman Derek Cardno has been appointed as the new marine safety officer for the Scottish Fishermen's Federation. Based in Fraserburgh, Cardno is a working fisherman who will combine his job as mate on the vessel Forever Grateful with his new role.

Rudi De Becker has been named as a member on the board of directors at Belgium-based fresh produce company Univeg. De Becker is an independent director of Fabory, Arseus and Océ.