McVitie’s owner Pladis has appointed Lindsey Roberts as vice-president of finance at Pladis UK & Ireland.

Roberts joins from Kerry Foods, where she was finance transformation director, having previously held senior roles in strategy development, commercial and central finance. She has also led “considerable transformation programmes” throughout her career, including system designs and implementations, as well as synergy projects.

She graduated from Hull University with an honours degree in mathematics and is also CIMA qualified.

“This is an exciting time to be joining Pladis – in terms of scale, reach and ability to deliver change. We’re in a great position to capitalise on growth opportunities and I’m looking forward to coming on board as part of the agile and collaborative team,” said Roberts.

Nick Bunker, managing director at Pladis UK & Ireland, added: “With her broad range of finance expertise and extensive knowledge of the industry, Lindsey will be instrumental in the next phase of growth at Pladis UK&I. Her analytical and proactive approach, together with her leadership style, aligns with our business ethos and we’re delighted to have her on board.”