Terri Tinella, vice president and general manager of Buitoni North America, is to be Nestlé Confectionery UK’s new marketing director from January.

Tinella has had a 25-year career with Nestlé in Canada and the United States in a variety of senior marketing, sales and general management roles.

“Her communications and marketing expertise make her ideally suited to advance the business,” said a spokeswoman.

The move is part of a management restructure caused by Alastair Sykes stepping down as chief executive and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland.