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Anna Simon, Wilton Marketing Director

Wilton London hires ex-L’Oréal executive as marketing lead

Simon joins Wilton London after a two-year stint at luxury CBD startup OTO Wellbeing

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Hana Group appoints outgoing Ocado Solutions CEO as executive chair

Luke Jensen is set to step down as Ocado Solutions boss in September

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City snapshot: Carr’s CEO Peter Page steps down

Agriculture and engineering group Carr’s has kicked off a search for a new CEO after Peter Page decided to step down from the helm next year.

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Ex-Arla Foods finance leader appointed CFO at Kingsland Drinks

Simon Shelbourn is the first occupant of the newly created role at the Salford drinks group

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Lea Valley Growers Association appoints former Watford FC chair as president

The growers’ group said Jimmy Russo had a ’wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the horticulture industry’

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Holland & Barrett appoints new head of food as category overhaul continues

Ian Johnson has joined from M&S, to help lead H&B’s food innovation

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The Cheeky Panda completes senior team with new hires

The Cheeky Panda has hired two new executives to complete its senior management team and ready the sustainable hygiene challenger for the next stage of growth.


AG Barr CEO Roger White announces his retirement

White will step down next year after 20 years at the helm of the Irn-Bru maker

Arthur Richmond SHS Group CEO

SHS Group appoints Arthur Richmond as CEO

Richmond has taken over from Elaine Birchall, who stepped down earlier this month after eight years at the helm of the business

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Southern Co-op hires Richard Scrimgeour as franchise operations manager

Most recently, Scrimgeour held the role as head of central operations at wholesale giant Bestway for five months

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Ocado Solutions CEO Luke Jensen to step down

John Martin, current non-executive director at Ocado, will be appointed as CEO of Ocado Solutions on 1 September 2023

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Just Eat Takeaway CFO Brent Wissink resigns as group returns to profitability

Wissink is stepping down to “pursue other opportunities” and will resign from the board next May

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Italian drinks group Illva Saronno appoints new CEO

The Disaronno brand owner said Marco Ferrari would take over from 1 October

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Company Shop boosts leadership team with Samworth Bros and Morrrisons duo

Adam King and Sinead Healey have been appointed as marketing and finance directors


Defra director David Kennedy to leave for private sector role

Kennedy spent six years at Defra and eight years in total in the civil service, and is now moving on to a role at EY

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Andria Vidler made Allwyn CEO as it prepares to run National Lottery

Vidler, a former CEO of Centaur Media and EMI UK, will join Allywn on 1 October

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Knoops appoints William Gordon-Harris as CEO after 78% growth this year

The business said Gordon-Harris would focus on growing the skillset of the organisation’s senior management team

Henry Dimbleby

Henry Dimbleby joins Fortnum & Mason as non-exec

Dimbleby stepped down from his role as the government’s food tsar in March

Debbie White

Debbie White to take over from Allan Leighton as Co-op chair

White spent 13 years with Sodexo covering a range of executive roles at the French foodservice giant between 2004 and 2017


AHDB CEO Tim Rycroft to step down later this year

Ex-FDF COO Rycroft said it was ‘the right time to leave’ after a two-year spell at the levy board 


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