Real Good Food, the food ingredients and bakery supplier, has appointed David Newman to the board as finance director with immediate effect. 

In 2005 he became financial controller of Real Good Food following the company’s takeover of Napier Brown. He has been company secretary since 2010 and will retain that role.

Newman, who qualified as a certified accountant in 1988, started his career as a financial accountant with Dawson Group and has held a number of senior financial roles at Pirelli Group, J Mowlem & Co and Napier Brown.

Pieter Totté, executive chairman, said: “David originally joined the Napier Brown business in October 1995 as financial controller and has played a key role in the development of our financial and IT systems throughout that time.

“He brings to the role a wealth of experience and knowledge across the company and he will be a strong addition to the board.”