Newman initially joined Real Good Food’s sugar subsidiary Napier Brown as financial controller in 1995.
In 2005, he became financial controller of Real Good Food following the company’s takeover of Napier Brown. Following his appointment, Newman will remain as the company secretary to the company.
‘Played a key role’
Real Good Food executive chairman Pieter Totté said Newman had “played a key role” in the development of the firm’s financial and IT systems throughout that time.
“He brings to the role a wealth of experience and knowledge across the company and he will be a strong addition to the board,” he said.
Newman started his career as a financial accountant with Dawson Group and subsequently held senior financial roles at Pirelli Group, J Mowlem & Co and Napier Brown & Co.
Earlier this year, Real Good Food confirmed it was considering selling Napier Brown.