Greene King has appointed Matt Starbuck as managing director of its Brewing & Brands division.

Starbuck, currently group managing director of Produce World – the vegetable supplier, succeeds Clive Chesser who was last month named as the new chief executive of Punch.

Starbuck previously worked at United Biscuits in marketing roles and then moved to Produce World in 2015. He joins Greene King in August.

Chief executive Rooney Anand said: “Matt’s extensive commercial experience in a range of different businesses within the UK food sector will be invaluable as we continue to build on the momentum of our beer brands and brewing division. We are looking forward to welcoming him to Greene King.”