Scottish food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has announced the departure of managing director Andy Underwood.

Underwood, who is leaving the company at the end of the year, joined Macphie as commercial director in 2011. He was the first managing director from outside the Macphie family on his appointment in April 2014. 

Taking over from Underwood is Andy Stapley, who will join the company as chief executive officer in October. Stapley is currently managing director at Kensey Foods in Cornwall, which is part of Samworth Brothers and specialises in the production of chilled desserts.

Macphie produces sauces, fillings, toppings, glazes, mixes and concentrates, as well as chilled and frozen ingredients. Last year, the business was awarded Bakery Manufacturer of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards.

Chairman Alastair Macphie said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy both personally and publicly for his significant and lasting contribution to the business.

“He has helped strengthen our unique culture, driven year-on-year growth of both sales and profits, as well as strategically streamlining our processes. We wish him every success in the future.”