Burton's Biscuit Co. has announced the appointment James Lambert as chairman of the company.

Lambert, chairman of R&R Ice Cream, was appointed "following the successful completion of the company sale process, during which he helped Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan acquire Burton's," a spokesperson for Burton's told just-food.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the Canadian pension fund, bought a majority stake in Burton's in November.

The spokesperson added: "James's entrepreneurial and inspirational leadership style is a great fit for Burton's."

Lambert will also remain chairman at R&R, a position he has held since July, when he stepped down as chief executive. He founded R&R in 1985.

"There is no change to his role at R&R," a spokesperson for the ice cream maker told just-food.