Premier Foods has announced the appointment of Ian Krieger as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Krieger has a wealth of business, accounting and finance experience gained during a 40-year career, first with Arthur Anderson and, from 2002, with Deloitte. He was a senior partner and vice-chairman at Deloitte until his retirement earlier this year.

Previous management responsibilities included heading the Corporate Finance Practice, the London Corporate Audit Division and the Private Equity Practice. He has significant boardroom experience and has worked with a wide variety of companies throughout his career, including many in the consumer goods sector. He will join both the Audit and Remuneration Committees straight away.

Commenting on Krieger’s appointment, David Beever, chairman of Premier Foods, said, "I am delighted to welcome Ian to the board. His significant business, financial and accounting experience will be invaluable to the company going forward. Ian’s appointment also helps maintain the executive and non-executive balance on the board. The board and I very much look forward to working with him."