JUSTINE Fosh has been appointed to the new role of director of skills solutions for food idustry sector skills council Improve and the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing.

Ms Fosh (pictured), moves up from her previous post as director of the academy following a shake-up which sees the merger of Improve’s operations and marketing teams with the academy’s management team.

The merger creates a single employer-facing arm responsible for training delivery, engagement and communications. The new team is based at Improve’s headquarters in York.

Ms Fosh said the changes would result in a more streamlined, flexible service for employers offering a broader range of skills and training solutions.