Today’s Group has announced the appointment of former Coca-Cola and Palmer & Harvey executive Darren Goldney as managing director.

Goldney will join the wholesale group from 13 November and will replace interim managing director John Schofield, who will resume his role as finance director as planned.

After joining Coca Cola Enterprises in 1992, Goldney held several roles at the company including impulse sales director. In 2013 he joined Whitworths, becoming managing director for brands, before moving to Palmer & Harvey in 2015 where he most recently worked as commercial director.

Today’s Group chairman Simon Hannah said: “In a changing wholesale environment, Darren brings experience and a track record of success through collaboration, from his tenure with both large and smaller organisations in Coca Cola European Partners and Whitworths Ltd, and more latterly in a major national wholesale organisation, Palmer & Harvey, serving all customer types.”