Northern Foods has appointed Simon Herrick as finance director, after current FD Andrew Booker revealed that he will be standing down "by mutual agreement".

Herrick, currently FD of Kesa Electricals, will join the Northern Foods board as group finance director at a date to be announced. Meanwhile, Booker will continue in his post until 31 December.  

Stefan Barden, chief executive of Northern Foods, said that Herrick's "valued expertise and experience" will be an asset in furthering the company's "ambitious plans".

"Northern Foods continues to trade in line with market expectations and is positioning itself for growth," Barden emphasised.

Northern Foods will be issuing its regular half-year trading update on 6th October.