Bristol-based Fosters Event Catering has appointed Alastair Currie as its new chairman.
Currie, who is also founder of Alastair Currie Events and the Waiting Game, has joined the 54-year-old caterer to help expand its portfolio of private and corporate clients, which include Bath Rugby Club, Bristol City Council and Cheltenham Town Council.
He brings 30 years' experience in the events industry to the role.
Fosters chief executive Neil Lodge commented: "When planning the future success of the business, Alastair was the obvious choice to join the team and help steer us as we move forward.
"Fosters is a company of heritage, renowned for its quality and attention to detail, but we anticipate that together with Alastair we will be able to take a new direction that sees an even greater degree of creativity when it comes to developing our events and services."
Currie added: "In this day and age, clients are looking for something extra. Value for money and excellent service is a given, but they also want renewed creativity.
"Through more than 50 years of service Fosters has proved it has the pedigree to deliver outstanding service, and the next phase of the business will prove it also has the flair to surprise and delight its clients.