United Biscuits has announced John Titmuss as its new group supply chain director.

In a change effective from 1 October, Titmuss is transferring from being UB’s group HR director, a position he has held since joining the company in early 2013.

Titmuss said, “As an HR director, it is rare to be able take on such a significant operational role and I feel very privileged to be given this opportunity.”

He has a held a wide number of HR director and senior operating roles in his career, including HR director for Hovis and running Novar’s (Honeywell) UK service, logistics and technical operations.

Jeff van der Eems, CEO of United Biscuits, said: “John will bring a different perspective to the supply chain which, I believe, will help take it to the next level in terms of talent development, operational excellence and our determination to make UB a great place to work for many years to come.”