Ajoy Karna, senior vice-president, international foodservice operations – Europe of parent company Sysco, who has been in the role in the interim, commented: “Since joining us, Hugo has demonstrated that he has the leadership qualities required to lead Brakes on the next step of its journey.
“His broad range of experience gives us a different perspective on our opportunities, as well as our challenges, and both we and our customers are already seeing the benefits of this.”
Speaking about his new role, Mahoney said: “Brakes is a great business, and with the power of Sysco behind us, the investment that has been made over the past few years sets us in very good stead to continue building a great future.
“We fully expect to enhance our position as the UK’s leading delivered wholesaler and our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.”
Asked who would fill Mahoney’s previous position as chief commercial officer, a Brakes UK spokesman told Cash & Carry Management: “Hugo will continue to cover that role until a suitable successor is found.”