First Milk Appoint New Chairman

Following a selection process, Bill Mustoe has been appointed chairman of First Milk and will take over from Richard Greenhalgh at the company's AGM on 29 October.

Mustoe has broad director level experience of both private label and branded businesses in the ambient, frozen, chilled and fresh markets within the UK and internationally.

He has chaired a number of well-known businesses including the European arm of Cott Beverages, the largest private label cola supplier in the world and Whitworth, the largest dried fruit company in the UK.

Prior to this, Mustoe held European and UK executive roles with the Campbell's Soup Company including President Business Development Europe, President European Speciality Foods and Group Managing Director, UK.

Peter Humphreys, First Milk's chief executive said, "Over the last few weeks we have assessed a number of internal and external candidates in our search to find the right person to lead the First Milk Board.

"Bill has over thirty years experience spanning a number of consumer goods sectors and will be an asset to our business. I would like to congratulate him on his appointment and look forward to working with him to deliver value for our members."


For further information, please contact:

Paul Flanagan

Group communications director

T: 0141 8476789
M: 07767 241452


14 October 2009