Food and Drink Federation appoints Helen Munday as chief scientific officer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Helen Munday as its new chief scientific officer. 

Previously having held senior European and global roles in companies such as Mars and Coca-Cola over her career, Munday has previously worked as director of food safety and science for FDF.

Most recently she has been lead technologist in AgriFood for Innovate UK. Munday will take up her new role in early summer 2016.

FDF director general Ian Wright said: “I am thrilled that Helen is joining the team here at FDF. It has never been more important for industry action, public debate and policy-making to be informed by robust science. As the newest member of FDF’s Leadership Team, Helen will help us to deliver more for the UK’s food and drink industry, which is a vital national asset.”

Speaking of her appointment, Munday said: “It’s a real privilege to be joining FDF in the role of chief scientific officer. I deeply believe that growth in the food and drink sector needs to be based on the application of sound science as well as innovations driven by so many factors that shape the way we live today. Whilst the sector faces many challenges I’m looking forward with great enthusiasm to working with the industry partners and stakeholders that I have always so much enjoyed working with.”

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