UK chocolate group Cadbury has appointed Colin Day as a non-executive director.

Day, who has served as chief financial officer of Reckitt Benckiser since 2000, is also a non-executive director at WPP Group.

He will join the board from 1 December and will assume the role of chairman of the audit committee from April next year.

Commenting on the appointment, Cadbury chairman Roger Carr said: "With Colin's appointment we have strengthened the board with an exceptional non-executive director. Colin's extensive experience in consumer products and strong focus on performance and execution will materially add to the skills and capabilities of our board."