Jens Hofma, chief executive of Pizza Hut Restaurants UK, has joined the board of convenience store chain McColl’s, as a non-executive director.

Hofma has will join the company as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 July 2017.

The company said: “Jens brings particular expertise in consumer goods as well as the restaurant and food-to-go industry, whilst also possessing an in-depth experience of growing multi-site businesses.”

Hofma, who has been chief executive of Pizza Hut Restaurants UK since November 2012, has held a number of executive roles, including senior roles at Nestlé SA, McKinsey & Company and Yum! Brands Inc.

He will join McColl’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees upon appointment.

Angus Porter, chairman, said: “I am pleased to welcome Jens to the Board of McColl’s. Jens brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the food industry. His focus on developing teams and improving customer experiences make him a great addition to the Board as McColl’s continues to grow and evolve.”