NORTH RYDE, NEW SOUTH WALES — Chris Delaney has been named chief executive officer at Goodman Fielder Ltd., effective July 4. He succeeds Max Ould, chairman, who has been interim c.e.o. since Peter Margin left at the end of April.

Mr. Delaney most recently was president of Asia Pacific for the Campbell Soup Co. since 2009, and earlier he was vice-president of sales and president of emerging markets. Before joining Campbell he held various management roles at Procter & Gamble Co. in the United States, the Middle East, Ukraine, Belgium and Poland.

“I am very pleased that Mr. Delaney has accepted the challenge of leading Goodman Fielder through its next stage of development,” Mr. Ould said. “The Australasian food industry is currently going through a time of significant change, and the board believes that Chris has the professional capability, experience and leadership skills to lead the company into a new era.

“He has a track record for innovation in a dynamic market and has helped build some of Australia’s most iconic brands. He also will bring on board a new strategy for driving efficiencies and growth across our businesses.”