Foodservice wholesaler Brakes UK has appointed Hugo Mahoney as CEO.

Mahoney joined the business ten months ago as chief commercial officer from accounting firm Sage, where he was vice president for sales. His new role takes effect from 1 March.

Mahoney said Brakes is a “great business” and, with owners Sysco behind it, will continue building a great future.

“We fully expect to enhance our position as the UK’s leading delivered wholesaler and our customers most valued and trusted business partner,” he said.

Brakes UK said Mahoney had a wealth of experience in a range of sectors including technology and fmcg, and demonstrated the qualities needed to lead the wholesaler on to the next step of its journey.

“His broad range of experience gives us a different perspective on our opportunities as well as our challenges and both we, and our customers, are already seeing the benefits of this,” added Sysco senior vice president for Europe Ajoy Karna.