28 October 2020 Press Release

New appointment: Emeritus Professor Tim Foster as Scientific Affairs Director


New appointment: Emeritus Professor Tim Foster as Scientific Affairs Director

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Foster as our Scientific Affairs Director. In this new role, Tim will lead the development and growth of the company’s scientific strategy to ensure it reaches and remains at the forefront of food and drink science and technology. Key to this will be the representation of Campden BRI on leading industry / academic and governmental bodies in addition to global scientific platforms.

Tim will be key to further developing the strategic scientific and technological skills base throughout Campden BRI. Working with the Chief Executive and the Executive team, Tim will develop influential relationships on behalf of the company’s members and clients, leveraging greater value for them from the vast knowledge at Campden BRI and its broadening network. In this role, Tim will be responsible for the Strategic Knowledge Development group as well as our research and development Fellows.

Tim joins Campden BRI after 13 years at the University of Nottingham, where he became Professor of Food Structure, and ultimately Head of Division of Food Science and the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food. Prior to that Tim focused on Polymer Science and Food Structure at Unilever in research laboratories in the UK and the Netherlands for 15 years, ultimately becoming the Senior Scientist in Food Structural Design. Tim is globally renowned in his field and widely published.

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