Dutch brewer Grolsch intends to appoint Ab Pasman as chairman to replace Jacques Troch who retires in April 2004. Pasman, an executive of electronics group Philips, will in the meantime be appointed to the Grolsch board of management.

growing potatoes
Potato packing and marketing company Branston Potatoes has made Mark Willcox development director. He was a manufacturing consultant at McKinsey's production systems design centre.

top team changes
Frozen food sales and distribution company Yearsley Group has appointed transport manager Edward Yearsley to the post of operations director. In addition sales director Ian King has become director of Belfield Farms, a division dealing with overseas suppliers, and group finance controller Phil Whitworth becomes group finance director.