John Knight, who is currently technical and compliance director at surplus food product reprocessor SugaRich, is the new chair of the UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA). Mr Knight’s career includes posts at Jas Wylie, Dalgety, and AB Nutrition.

Mr Knight succeeds SugaRich managing director Paul Featherstone in the role – Mr Featherstone is currently chair of the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association (EFFPA).

In his new post, Mr Knight intends to represent the views and values of members; build on the Association’s advances towards product safety, quality and consistency; encourage sustainable manufacturing by increasing efficiency and enhance the understanding of suppliers and customers to promote growth whilst reducing waste.