Mars Chocolate UK have announced the appointment of former Cadbury’s man Jamie Dunning and their new Sales Director. Dunning joins from Kraft Foods (NYSE:KFT) where he replaces David Bell who joined Findus last year.
Dunning will report into UK president Fiona Dawson and take responsibility for brands such as Galaxy, Maltesers, Mars bar and Celebrations. Dunning's appointment is the latest in a number of high-profile moves at Mars. In March, Mars UK food sales director Emma Evison was promoted to managing director following the retirement of Rob Hughes. Her previous role was taken by Tristan Butt, formerly sales director at Kerry Foods.
Dunning had been employed by Cadbury for more than 11 years, and remained with it after the company was bought by global giant Kraft in a £11.5bn deal in January 2010. Before joining the business, he studied manufacturing engineering and management at the University of Nottingham.