Finsbury Foods, the retail and foodservice bakery group, has a new non-executive director in Marnie Millard.

The UK manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for both the retail and foodservice channels announced Millard’s appointment this morning, with immediate effect.

Currently group chief executive of Nichols PLC, an international branded soft drinks group, Milllard has worked in the soft drinks industry for 20 years, in a number of senior roles with Macaw Soft Drinks and Refresco Gerber. She was appointed chief executive of the Nichols group in 2013.

Elsewhere, Paul Monk, non-executive deputy chairman will step down from the board in November. Monk has been on the board since 2002 and he has been deputy chairman since 2007. He will remain a consultant to the group.

Welcome and thank you

Peter Baker, non-executive chairman of Finsbury, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Marnie to the group as non-executive director. Finsbury Food has a strong position within the market and we continue to shape the expertise and capabilities of the board accordingly as we grow and diversify.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Paul for his support and dedication to the group throughout the years. He has been pivotal in Finsbury’s development, helping to reach its current position in the market. The board is delighted that Paul’s contribution to the group will not be lost and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his skills and experience going forward.”