The managing director of General Mills' operations in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic region, has been elected president of UK industry body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Jim Moseley has held his role with General Mills since 1999 and for the past four years has served as vice and deputy president of the FDF and chair of its Food Safety and Scientific Steering Group. His term as president will start on 1 January.

Moseley will replace current FDF president Ross Warburton, chairman of UK baker Warburtons.

Warburton said: "I am delighted to be handing the baton on to Jim. He is already playing an important part in FDF's success and I know that under his leadership FDF will continue to flourish."