The managing director for Nestle’s confectionery business in the UK, David Rennie, has been appointed VP of the group’s European operations.

Rennie, who has led the Kit Kat firm’s UK confectionery unit since January 2009, will be tasked with overseeing a number countries and categories in the newly-created position, the company said today (29 August).

He will be succeeded by Ciaran Sullivan, currently managing director of Nestle’s dairy venture with Lactalis in the UK and Ireland.