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Premier Foods Appoints New CEO, Finance Head To Step Down

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Premier Foods has appointed Alex Whitehouse as its new chief executive officer and said its finance head Alastair Murray is to step down.

As well as holding the CFO role, Murray also held the position of acting CEO at the business for seven months, following the departure of Gavin Darby.

The company, which owns the Bisto and Oxo brands among others, named group director of financial control and corporate development Duncan Leggett as acting chief financial officer.

Elsewhere, former Reckitt Benckiser finance chief Colin Day has been appointed non-executive chairman at the business.

'Key Juncture'

Day added that he was looking forward to joining the business "at this key juncture as we look to deliver value for Premier Foods' shareholders".

"I'm delighted to become Premier Foods' CEO and look forward to working with Colin and the board to drive further value from our great portfolio of brands," Whitehouse commented. "I'm very encouraged by the improved performance of the business over the last couple of years and see this as something we can build on further."

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