Ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle has appointed Paul Foreman as new non-executive director.

Foreman currently works for textile business Coats and has previously been on the boards at Low & Bonar, a global performance materials group, and Unipart International, a European automotive aftermarket supplier.

The company has also announced that Liz Airey, currently chairman of the audit committee, will become senior independent director, while Anne Minto will assume the chairmanship of the remuneration committee.

All these board changes will take effect from 1 January 2015.

Sir Peter Gershon, chairman of Tate & Lyle, said: “I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the board. His wide experience of managing international businesses, developing business-to-business customer and market-led strategies, and commercialising innovation pipelines will be of significant benefit to the board.

“I would also like to thank Robert for his nine years of exemplary service and significant contribution to the board and the remuneration committee at a critical period in the group’s transformation.”

Tate & Lyle warned on profit in its half year trading update in September, after bad weather in the US hit stocks.