Greene King has appointed Phil Thomas, formerly of consumer goods giant, Reckitt Benckiser, as chief commercial officer.

Thomas joined the group this week after spending a decade at Reckitt Benckiser, firstly as marketing director for the UK and most recently as global category director for foot care and skin care. Prior to working for Reckitt Benckiser, he was with Proctor & Gamble.

As CCO he leads the commercial group across marketing, trading and innovation.