People changes From January 2020

People changes

In our centenary year, 2019, we were busy planning how we can continue to best meet the needs of members and other clients. We have now implemented a new structure to achieve this. With Chris Huscroft assuming the role of chief executive (as announced in December), we are delighted to welcome Peter Headridge who, in succeeding Chris as chief operating officer, will lead our science and technology work that lies at the heart of all we do for clients.

Peter started his career at Kellogg’s as quality coordinator of food safety, progressing to vice president of R&D, quality, nutrition and regulatory, as well as director EMEA and, in the US as director of R&D. Most recently he was managing director at Peak Food Solutions, from where he joins us.

He will be supported by three associate directors - each leading a major business unit. Barbara Lunnon joins us as associate director consulting (science). Barbara brings a wealth of industry experience with companies such as Unilever and CSM, and will be responsible for our science-led consultancy activities. Emma Hanby has been appointed associate director consulting (technology), drawing on her extensive experience in both technical and commercial roles at Campden BRI. As associate director analytical services, Nick Byrd brings 30 years’ experience of working with members and clients, to lead and deliver integrated analytical and testing services that meets their diverse needs across all sectors.

Our research, skills and knowledge base that under-pins all these activities will be overseen by Craig Leadley in the newly created role of head of strategic knowledge development. Craig’s team will focus on extracting maximum value - for both members and Campden BRI - from our member-funded research programme and collaborative relationships with government, the research community and funding bodies.

They all look forward to meeting you and working closely with you in their new roles as the business continues to evolve.