United Biscuits’ chief executive Benoit Testard is set to leave the business later this week, the company has revealed.

In an announcement last Friday (12 April), the biscuit manufacturer said Testard, who has been with the company since 1999, will be replaced by Martin Glenn as of 6 May, who has headed up Birds Eye for the last seven years.

Glenn was also previously chief executive of Pepsico UK and Ireland, where he led the growth of the Walkers Crisp brand.

David Fish, chairman of United Biscuits, said:“I would like to thank Benoit for his great service over the past 14 years. During that time he has made an enormous contribution to the business across a number of areas and roles. The board would like to thank him for his great contribution to the company and to wish him every success in the future.

“I am delighted to welcome Martin to UB. He has an outstanding record of success at both Birds Eye Iglo and Pepsico UK and Ireland. We look forward to him leading UB through the next stage of its successful development both in Western Europe and globally.”