Food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed Chris Huscroft as technology director for its Centre of Technical Excellence (CoTE).

In his new role, Huscroft will be responsible for driving the development of technology research and services, and working with members of Campden BRI’s senior leadership team to develop and implement the company strategy.

He will lead 70 staff across the technology departments of the company’s CoTE, which includes technology, regulatory and information activities.

Huscroft has almost 40 years industrial experience of R&D and product development in bakery and food ingredients. He previously held senior innovation and research roles at CSM Bakery Solutions, British Arkady Company, Pura Foods and Procter & Gamble.