Ingredients supplier Puratos has named Philippa Knight as senior product manager to drive product and category development.

Knight has 12 years’ experience in the foodservice and food manufacturing industries at companies including Bidfood and Synergy Flavours.

She joins Puratos from New York Bakery, where she led marketing to the foodservice channel for around three years. During her time there she relaunched the New York Bakery brand in foodservice, opened the first New York Bakery bagel outlets and launched innovative bread bun products into foodservice.

“I’m looking forward to working with our R&D team to bring exciting new products to the market,” said Knight.

“Puratos has become synonymous with innovation for our customers and I’m excited to build on that even further in the months ahead by tapping into Puratos’ technological expertise, customer insights and creativity.”

The business recently appointed Vera Malhotra as marketing director.