Zachory Frost, finance director at Puratos UK

Source: Puratos UK

Ingredients supplier Puratos UK has named Zachory Frost as its new finance director.

In his new role, he will spearhead a strategy focussed on growth. Frost plans to move from financial modelling to a suite of information, giving every function information as quickly and regularly as possible. This will allow key decisions to be made faster and adapted more rapidly, said the firm.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for quick information both as a business and for Puratos’ customers, it added.

Frost has 19 years’ experience in finance. He qualified as an accountant in 2001 after training at a small accountancy firm. After working as an associate partner, he moved to Australia to join an accountancy firm in Sydney, which specialised in the pharmaceutical industry.

Soon after, Frost returned to the UK and changed career paths from accountancy practice to industry. He joined a UK subsidiary of a global food flavour manufacturer as head of finance. He then held a similar role at a global professional coffee solutions company, before joining Puratos UK.

“I am excited to join a family-owned, well-established business in an industry I know well and enjoy working in greatly,” said Frost.

“I am looking forward to the challenges the role offers and meeting and working with all of the people that make up the Puratos family, as well as their clients and partners.”