Young's Seafood CEO Leendert den Hollander has resigned, the UK-based seafood business said today (3 March).

Den Hollander, who became Young's Seafood CEO in 2011, has "accepted a senior leadership role with another firm outside the seafood industry", Young's confirmed this afternoon.

James Hill, CEO of Young's Seafood owner Findus Group, will take on the role alongside his current position.

Young's Seafood's chilled businesses will continue to be led by deputy CEO Pete Ward. Its frozen Wayne Hudson, MD of Young's frozen operations, will continue to be responsible for that part of the company.

Den Hollander joined the business in 2010 and became CEO of Young's Seafood a year later when Young's was combined with The Seafood Company.

He said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Young's and I know that the company will continue to build on its strong foundations to deliver future growth in close partnership with its customers."

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