Munday was previously practice director within the division. She will help develop the team's industry knowledge and skills.
She has worked on brands including Kellogg's, Nestle, Walkers and The Organic Trade Board. Before joining Ketchum, Munday was head of PR at Haygarth.
Munday will work closely with director of global food and nutrition practice Linda Eatherton, who said: "Tara has been a proven leader in building new business growth. Her skills in brand marketing, corporate reputation campaigns and CSR reflect how food companies and clients want to work with our firm – across disciplines with a deep underlying knowledge of the food industry."
The move replicates the organisation of the company’s north American food and nutrition practice teams.