Schofield is retiring and will now leave the business following a short handover, the company said.
Before taking up his role at Kraft Foods Europe in 2009, Clarke was president of Coca-Cola's Northwest Europe (including the U.K.) & Nordics operation. He was in the company's service for 12 years and occupied various senior roles.
Prior to that, he was vice president for Reebok South Asia/Pacific. He is currently non-executive director of Wolseley Plc.
Commenting on the CEO appointment, Ronnie Bell, chairman of the company, said, "I am delighted to welcome Mike as CEO. He has had a significant and successful career in the food and drinks industry and brings with him a wealth of strategic brand experience combined with a strong financial and operational background."
From the July 14, 2011,Prepared Foods' Daily News.