Brace’s, the Newport-based bread bakery, has made a number of changes to its board of directors following the recent appointment of a new chief executive.

Liz Hayward, who has worked at Brace’s since 2012 has been promoted to HR director and Richard Mynott, with 14 years’ of experience in the company, has taken the position of bakery operations director. Paul Arrowsmith has also joined as finance director.

The company said it was also looking to recruit a commercial director and technical director after Scott Richardson was appointed to his new role of chief executive in June.

Richardson said: “I am pulling together the new board based on experience, expertise and passion. This is an exciting time for Brace’s Bakery.

“With a mixture of company knowledge and fresh insights, I am really looking forward to working with the new board and the wider team to continue to develop and grow this wonderful business.”

Established in 1902 by George Brace, Brace’s is now in its fourth generation, with three bakeries in Pen-y-fan, Croespenmaen and Rogerstone in Newport, south Wales.