Food & Drink Special Interest Group
A community for process professionals


The Food & Drink Special Interest Group is led by a committee of member volunteers.

The committee members organise the annual programme of events and activities, with support from IChemE staff.

They represent the primary contact for IChemE on food and drink matters.

The committee has strong links with the IChemE journal Food and Bioproducts Processing, with a number of the committee members participating in the editorial board.

Special Interest groups depend upon the energy and enthusiasm of the volunteers who lead them. Playing an active role provides opportunities to develop your personal skills while gaining valuable experience and contacts with fellow professionals across the academic, research and manufacturing sectors.

Contact Special Interest Groups if you would like to get involved.

Committee members

Chairman: Dr Amanda Talhat, PepsiCo UK

Secretary: Paula Haran, PM Group, Birmingham, UK

Treasurer: Seona Turner, PM Group, Birmingham, UK

Webmaster: TBA

Dr Akash Beri, PepsiCo, UK

Dr Andy Stapley, Loughborough University, UK

Dr Bettina Wolf, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Colin Bailey

Dr David Garrec, Mars, UK

Donald Holdsworth

Eleanor Warner, University of Birmingham, UK

Emma Cunneen, PDV Consultants, New Zealand

Dr Fotis Spyropoulos, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Ian Wilson, University of Cambridge, UK

Jonathan Cox, Anzco Foods, New Zealand

Dr Julio Traub, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Dr Matt Hogan, Mars, UK

Dr Michael Bird, University of Bath, UK

Professor Peter Fryer, University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Philip Richardson, Campden BRI Group, UK

Roger Sutton, Alectia, UK

Ross Dunmall, Mondel─ôz International, UK

Seona Turner, PM Group, UK

Professor Serafim Bakalis, University of Birmingham, UK

Shahana Buchanan, Nestle, Switzerland

Stephen Davies, Tetronics Ltd, UK

Steve Grace, APV, UK

Tom Bullock, PepsiCo, UK

Dr Tony Hasting, Tony Hsting Consulting, UK

Dr David Lloyd, Unilever, UK


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