John Hyman has been selected to succeed Brian Young as chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation. He will start on August 17 and work alongside Young until he formally retires towards the end of 2016.
Hyman was previously UK group commercial director at Adelie Foods and has held senior roles at First Drinks, Dairy Crest, Heinz and Arla.
Hyman said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a dynamic and successful federation.
“The frozen food industry is a real success story. Every day of the week our members provide delicious, nutritious and affordable food to millions of consumers and diners in households and catering establishments across the UK.
“In the last decade, Brian and the BFFF team have developed the federation to become one of the leading trade associations in the food industry. I’m looking forward to building on that success and representing our members as effectively as possible.”