Leamington Spa, UK-based Elisabeth the Chef has appointed Andrew Johnson as its new chief executive.

Johnson joins the company from Associated British Foods , where he served as managing director for Speedibake . He has taken over from Tony Harris , who served as CEO for 12 years. During Harris’ reign, turnover increased six-fold, the company said.

Elisabeth the Chef supplies cakes, chilled desserts and components to the UK retailer sector.