Nick Foster has been appointed as general manager of Royal Canin UK and Ireland.
Foster joined Mars in 2006 and has spent the last 14 years in senior roles within Mars Petcare, most recently as interim sales director at Mars Pet Nutrition.
He takes over from former general manager Jimmy Park, who is returning to Korea after successfully navigating Royal Canin through many transformations, including the Covid pandemic and its first direct-to-consumer offering.
Foster said: “I am thrilled to start this next chapter at Royal Canin. I have already been deeply impressed with the commitment shown by our associates, and the close partnerships we have with trusted professionals.
“I believe Royal Canin is so successful because we’re all united by the desire to create a better world for pets through best-in-class nutrition for cats and dogs. My focus will be to continue driving our health through nutrition philosophy by building on the impressive impact my predecessor Jimmy Park has made on the business.”