Premier Foods has announced the appointment of Duncan Leggett as its chief financial officer, with effect from today.
Leggett became a member of the executive leadership team since his appointment of acting CFO in August this year, after Alastair Murray agreed to step down from his position as CFO of six years.
Prior to this, Leggett served as director of financial control and corporate development. Leggett joined Premier Foods in 2011 and has since held several senior roles within finance, including group finance controller.
Before joining the British food manufacturer, Leggett spent nine years at KPMG, where he worked with a variety of clients across multiple industries.
The company – which owns brands such as Ambrosia, Cadbury and Bisto – has undergone several changes to its board in the last year, including the promotion of UK managing director Alex Whitehouse to CEO in August.
Whitehouse said: “Duncan’s extensive technical knowledge and experience of our business makes him an invaluable member of our executive leadership team, so I am delighted to appoint him permanently as CFO and welcome him onto the board.
“With this added business continuity, I look forward to continuing our work together as we increase our pace of delivery and ever sharpen our consumer, customer and operational focus.”
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