Symbol group Nisa-Today’s has appointed Mark Pullen as non-executive chairman.

Pullen steps up from being independent non-executive director of Nisa-Today’s holdings board and replaces Raj Chatha, who became chairman of the board in May last year. At the time of becoming chairman, it was agreed that Chatha would chair the company for a year while Nisa-Today’s was undergoing an important transition period and developing a number of new strategies and business objectives.

Under Chatha’s chairmanship, Nisa-Today’s achieved record sales of£1.1 billion.

Nisa-Today’s chief executive Neil Turton said: “When Raj became chairman, it was always the intention that he would serve for one year to help the company through a period of change. In the past 12 months, Raj has provided strong leadership and served the members of the company extremely well. He has spent a great deal of time working with the team at Nisa-Today’s to deliver a much-improved business.”

Pullen has worked in the consumer goods industry for more than 30 years. Most recently, he was group finance director for Geest, a position he held for 10 years, which also included responsibilities for IT, purchasing, corporate finance, PR and legal.