Landmark Wholesale has announced the appointment of John Mills as its new managing director.

Mills joins the wholesaler having previously held leadership positions at Keith Spicer Ltd, InterContinental Brands, Gaymer Cider, Constellation Wines Europe and Strathmore Mineral Water. He has been chairman of Hyperama, the Midlands-based cash and carry wholesaler, for the past three years.

Sam Wilcox, Landmark’s chairman, said: “This is a really exciting time for Landmark and having John in place, with his considerable experience and knowledge of the sector, will help us tackle the challenges currently faced by the industry. We look forward to John taking up the position in May.”

John Mills said: “The wholesale sector, like many other channels, faces many challenges driven by macro-economic factors, legislative changes and dynamic consumer trends. However, smart businesses thrive in changing times and I am confident that Landmark is well positioned to continue its success built over the past 45 years.

“We have a strong and loyal membership of 38 successful companies and a committed central office whose purpose is to best serve its members. Having had a long association with Landmark I am passionate and excited about helping to take the business to the next stage in its development.”

Landmark Wholesale has 38 members across the UK, turning over just under £3bn each year.