Corporate Governance

Tate & Lyle has appointed Nick Hampton as its new chief executive

Tate & Lyle appoints new chief executive

By Gwen Ridler

Food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle has appointed former PepsiCo executive Nick Hampton as chief executive, with affect from April 1.

Coca-Cola HBC ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence to treat a medial condition

Coca-Cola boss takes four-month medical leave

By Gwen Ridler

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence from the company, in order to undergo medical treatment.

Real Good Food founder and executive chairman Pieter Totté resigns, as shares dip to a seven-year low

RGF founder resigns after share value drops

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food’s (RGF’s) founder Pieter Totté has resigned from the company, a week after issuing a profits warning as the company’s shares fell to their lowest value since 2010.

Gerry Murphy (pictured) is to replace Peter Gershon as chairman

Tate & Lyle makes senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has appointed Dr Gerry Murphy as a non-executive director and chairman-designate of the company.

Meet Greencore’s new chief financial officer: Eoin Tonge

Greencore appoints new finance boss

By Michael Stones

Greencore has appointed Eoin Tonge as its new chief financial officer and as a director of the group, with effect from Monday October 3.

Don't miss our photo roundup of people moving to new jobs

People on the move in food and drink

By Michelle Perrett

Hilton Food Group, Hovis and Finsbury Food Group lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry. 

Winner: Lord Allen (centre) with IoD director Kate Brackenbury and awards host Miles Jupp

2 Sisters boss scoops IoD lifetime achievement award

By Noli Dinkovski

2 Sisters Food Group chairman Charles Allen has been recognised for 40 years of work across the private, public and charitable sectors – including his contribution to food manufacturing – with an Institute of Directors (IoD) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Norbert Dentressangle clocked up revenue of €5.1bn (£3.6bn) in the year to December 31, 2014

Norbert Dentressangle bought by US firm

By Rod Addy

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has been acquired by US-based giant XPO Logistics for €3.2bn (£2.3bn), one of the biggest supply chain deals of recent years.

The departure of Casper Meijer means 70% of Morrisons' board have quit the business since the new boss began work

Morrisons board bosses: 70% ‘leave the building’

By Michael Stones

Seven in 10 of Morrisons’ management board have left the business since new ceo David Potts began work last month, notes City analyst Shore Capital, after the departure of group trading director Casper Meijer on Monday (April 13).

Food and drink industry people on the move

Food and drink industry people on the move – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year profits by as much as £250M.

Stewart will leave Marks & Spencer to join Tesco

Tesco poaches finance boss from Marks & Spencer

By Laurence Gibbons

Tesco has appointed Marks & Spencer (M&S) chief financial officer (cfo) Alan Stewart to the same position, filling the role left void by Laurie McIlwee in April 2014.

Wild has stood down from his role at Premier Foods to lead Domino's Pizza

Premier Foods’ director to lead Domino’s

By Laurence Gibbons

Premier Foods’s non-executive director David Wild has stood down from his role with the manufacturer to take up the position of ceo at Domino’s Pizza Group.

Blenkiron replaces Raymond, who left Red Tractor to focus on his NFU responsibilites

Red Tractor appoints new vice chairman

By Laurence Gibbons

Red Tractor Assurance has appointed Andrew Blenkiron as its new vice chairman following Meurig Raymond’s decision to leave the role in November.

Andrew Underwood (left) and Alastair Macphie

Macphie appoints new executive chairman

By Nicholas Robinson

Alastair Macphie will become executive chairman of bakery ingredients firm Macphie later this year, following an 18-year stint as chief executive officer, as part of a management restructure.

Mark Moran's departure was further evidence of 'the revolving door' at Premier Foods, said City analysts

Premier Foods: another boss quits

By Mike Stones

Premier Foods’ executive director and chief financial officer (cfo) Mark Moran is to leave the firm, in what City analyst Panmure Gordon called further evidence that “the revolving door continues to spin”.

Allum took over the responsibilites of Farnsworth on July 1

Cranswick director to stand down

By Laurence Gibbons

Patrick Farnsworth has announced his decision to stand down as an independent non-executive director of meat firm Cranswick on August 1 2013.

Walsh will officially take up the chairman position on January 1 2014

Compass Group appoints former Diageo boss

By Laurence Gibbons

The Compass Group has appointed former Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh as its new chairman following Roy Gardner’s decision to stand down on February 7 after seven years with the group.

Sullivan stands down as Greencore chairman, after 10 years in the role

New chairman for Greencore

By Laurence Gibbons

Chilled food manufacturer Greencore has announced that Gary Kennedy will succeed Ned Sullivan as chairman when he retires after the annual general meeting in January.

Kloosterboer will take charge of restructuring at Vion.

Vion Food Group appoint Kloosterboer

By Laurence Gibbons

Vion Food Group has announced that Dirk Kloosterboer will be taking over the responsibilities as chief executive and chairman following the departure of Uwe Tillmann at the Dutch owned meat processor.

Durant will succeed Netherton as Greggs chairman next May

Greggs announces new chairman

By Laurence Gibbons

High street sandwich retailer Greggs has announced that Ian Durant will take over as chairman of the board next May.

Ronnie Bell, former chairman of Premier Foods, is to be replaced by David Beever on an interim basis

Premier Foods appoints new chairman

By Mike Stones

Premier Foods’ former chairman Ronnie Bell, who stepped down today (June 1), has been replaced by senior independent director, David Beever.

Stephen Henderson is the firm's new finance director

2 Sisters appoint two new board members

By Dan Colombini

Meat processing firm 2 Sisters Food is stepping up its growth agenda with the appointment of a new finance director and chair of its audit committee.

The team will push for the summit tonight

Peak achievement near for food industry execs

By Mike Stones

A team of 10 UK food and drink industry executives will climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, at midnight tonight to raise money for the charity FARM-Africa.

Premier Foods appoints new sales director

Premier Foods appoints new sales director

By Ben Bouckley

Premier Foods has appointed Ian Deste as group sales director, to replace outgoing incumbent Ian York who leaves the business at the end of this year.

Glisten in position

Glisten in position

Snacks and confectionery firm, Glisten is in a stronger position to boost exports, invest in products, upgrade its IT and pursue acquisitions with...

New face for Greencore communications

New face for Greencore communications

Eoin Tonge is to take over the corporate communications role at Greencore from Jonathan Grant-Nicholas, who is retiring at the end of April after 45...

Fengrain gets new chairman

Fengrain gets new chairman

Paul Wilkinson, who has extensive food industry experience, has been appointed chairman of East Anglian grain trading cooperative Fengrain. Wilkinson...