Dutch food and nutrition group Royal Numico has announced its intention to appoint Christopher P. Britton as a new member to the company’s executive board.

Britton will be responsible for the newly formed Babyfood Division. Britton expects to join Numico in the course of the first quarter of 2003. His appointment as a member of the executive board will be proposed to an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders to be held on 16 December 2002.

Britton studied BA Business Studies at Huddersfield University. He started his career in 1982 at Grand Metropolitan and served in several marketing functions before becoming chief executive of R&A Baileys in Ireland. In 1998 Britton became president of Guinness UDV Southwest in North America, which also made him a member of the North America Executive. His most recent position was global marketing director for Diageo.