Campden BRI, the premier independent technical partner for the food and drink industry has appointed Tim Foster as Scientific Affairs Director. In this new role, Foster 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.
Foster 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, Foster 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, Foster will be responsible for the Strategic Knowledge Development group as well as our research and development Fellows.
Foster 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 Foster 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. Foster is globally renowned in his field and widely published.