Chris Holmes relinquished his executive responsibilities for food and agriculture firm Carr’s Milling Industries this month.
Holmes had held the position of executive chairman since March, following the appointment of Tim Davies as ceo.
Prior to that Holmes had held the role of ceo since 1994. He will remain with the company as a non-executive chairman.
Holmes said: “Following the completion of our management succession plan, now is the right time for me to step back from executive responsibilities. Carr’s is in excellent hands under the leadership of Tim Davies and has an exciting future.”