Kaye (pictured) is also the chairman of paper company PaperlinX Limited and a director of Magontec Limited.
Chairman of Collins Foods, Russell Tate, said: “The board is pleased to welcome Kaye as a director of the company.
“He brings valuable skills and experience that will complement the existing skills and experience of the board.”
Kaye was admitted to legal practice in 1978 and worked as a solicitor at Allen & Hemsley Solicitors. He went on to pursue a legal career in commercial law at the NSW Bar, becoming a senior counsel in 2003.
He became the chairman of PaperlinX in April 2013, just seven months after being appointed a director of the struggling company.
ASX-listed Collins Foods owns and operates 169 KFC and 26 Sizzler restaurants in Australia.