The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has announced that John Hyman will succeed Brian Young as chief executive.
Hyman joins the BFFF from Adelie Foods, where he was UK group commercial director. He has also held senior roles at First Drinks, Dairy Crest, Heinz and Arla.
He 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."
Hyman will start on 17 August and work alongside Young until he formally retires towards the end of the year.
Young has been chief executive of the trade body for almost 10 years. The BFFF announced Young's retirement in November 2015.
He said: "There is still much for the BFFF to do. I'm confident that in John the BFFF board has found a new chief executive with the skills and personality to successfully take the federation to the next level. I wish him every success in the role."
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