Scottish & Newcastle has appointed Tony Froggatt as chief executive with effect from May 12.

S&N also said current chairman Sir Brian Stewart would hand over his executive responsibilities to Froggatt and become non-executive chairman from July 1.

Froggatt has worked for HJ Heinz, Gillette and in the drinks industry as group CEO for Cinzano and at the Seagram group where he was executive president for Europe, Middle East & Africa.