Greggs has appointed Mohamed Elsarky as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 21 June 2021.

Peter McPhillips is to retire from his role as an independent non-executive director on 31 July 2021, after serving seven years on the board.

Elsarky has held a number of senior positions within the food manufacturing industry, including at Kellogg, Danone and Godiva Chocolatier. He is current executive chairman of Artisan du Chocolat.

He will join the audit, remuneration and nominations committees upon his appointment.

Ian Durant, chair of Greggs, said “We are delighted that Mohamed has accepted our invitation to join the board. He brings with him extensive international food manufacturing and supply chain experience gained within businesses owning significant consumer brands.

“We wish Peter well as he steps away from the Greggs board, and thank him for all of his support and commitment to the board and management team during a period of significant change.”