Irish food group Greencore has announced that it has merged its two food divisions.

Tony Hynes has been appointed to lead the newly named Convenience Food division and has relocated to the UK.

Anne Truelove and Gerry Smith, respectively the current chief executives of Greencore Chilled Foods and Greencore Ambient & Frozen, will, as a result, be leaving Greencore.

"There are clear benefits to further integrating the business and unifying the leadership of all of our convenience food activities. It will result in a single senior point of contact for our customers and a more focussed business structure designed to assist the group in optimising synergies across our businesses," said Greencore's chief executive, David Dilger.