UK-based farmer co-op ANM Group has today (16 December) revealed that Jim Jaffray will lead its meat division on a temporary basis.

Jaffray, who will start his new role in the New Year, will serve as MD of ANM's meat division for six months. He will replace David Fleetwood, who announced his departure earlier this week to join a rival.

ANM Group chief executive Alan Craig said: "We are pleased to welcome Jim on board during this particularly difficult trading spell."

Jaffray has worked for Vion and Grampian Country Food Group before joining ANM in the last two months to work on a consultancy project.