Greencore Group has appointed Carl Turner to the newly created post of strategic development director.

Turner will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities for Hazlewood Prepared Foods and Hazlewood Sandwiches. He has worked for Greencore Group for the last six months.

Before joining Hazlewood, Turner held senior marketing and commercial positions within Northern Foods and Premier Foods.

Anne Truelove, chief executive of Greencore Chilled Foods, said: “Following a strategic review of our chilled food operations, we decided we needed to increase our marketing know-how.

“Carl brings knowledge and experience from within chilled foods. His appointment demonstrates the importance of developing new business concepts and opportunities.”

Greencore has also appointed Carolyn King production director at its Deeside-based Hazlewood Pizza topping plant.