Industrial Advisory Board

FSN building

Our Industrial Advisory Board provides a strategic view from the industrial community to help inform our research, student education, innovation, and external engagement activities.

Board members review our student education with the aim of improving the student experience and ensuring that our graduates’ technical and employability skills are well matched to industry’s needs. Board members also act as ambassadors for the School and help to boost our profile and reputation with both national and international bodies.


Industry members

  • Mr Harry Barraza, Arla Foods
  • Dr Peter Channon, CMi Technical Services (retired)
  • Mr Philip Dalton, Sun Branding Solutions
  • Dr Andrew Downie, Taylors of Harrogate
  • Mrs Sue Dix, Tesco (retired)
  • Mr Brian Edwards, The Authentic Food Company
  • Mr Owen Evans, Marks and Spencer
  • Mrs Rachel Hackett, Greencore Group
  • Mr Simon Kane, SLK Food Consultancy
  • Mr Andy Keatings, Kraft Heinz
  • Dr Philip Kent, Blue Earth Foods
  • Mr Hugh Powell, Nestlé
  • Mr Brian D Peacock, Retired
  • Dr Stewart Radford, Mondelez
  • Mrs Alison Robertson, Hain Daniels Group
  • Dr David Rosie, CMi Technical Services (retired)(ex-officio)
  • Mrs Helen Sisson, Greencore Group
  • Mr David Tildsley, Newly Weds Foods Ltd
  • Dr Kevin Yates, Kelloggs (retired)
  • Laura Sayer, Cost Cutter
  • Paul Sheldrake, Healy Group
  • Helen Sisson, Greencore
  • Deborah Kotulla, Asda
  • Aaron Day, SAI Global

Chairman – Dr David Rosie

Secretary – Mrs Sameera Rafiq