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‘From policy to food safety’: British Nutrition Foundation announces new hires

The British Nutrition Foundation, a nutrition charity with an ambition for a future where everyone has access to a healthy and sustainable diet, has announced the appointment of three new Trustees and its Honorary President.

Sam Fulton, Group Director Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Nomad Foods. With broad-ranging experience working for companies including Apple, Unilever, McDonalds, Nestle, Kellogg and Nomad Foods, Sam will bring a breadth of experience to the British Nutrition Foundation Board spanning global and regional trade, regulatory, public health, supply chain, and the environment.

Luke Stockill, Senior Director, Core Grocery, Asda. Luke has been with Asda since 2010 and has led the development of its two billion pounds core grocery offer. Most recently, Luke has been appointed to lead a transformation programme in Asda.

As we navigate the cost-of-living crisis and changing shopping behaviours, Luke will bring considerable consumer insight and a valuable commercial perspective as the British Nutrition Foundation seeks to become more public-facing in the coming years.

    Paul Wheeler, Corporate Communications Director, UK & Ireland, Kellogg’s. Paul is a seasoned corporate affairs professional with expertise in reputation, issues management, community, sustainability, and public affairs. Paul is not new to the non-profit sector; he chaired Manchester Pride from 2016 to November 2022 and is currently Chair of the Trafford Climate Emergency Commission for the Borough of Trafford.

    These appointments come as three Trustees step down from the British Nutrition Foundation Board:  Michael Bond (Global Product Line Leader, IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances), Gill Fine (consultant), and David Webster (Director of Sustainability & External Affairs, Associated British Foods, UK Grocery).

    In addition to welcoming the three new trustees, we are delighted to welcome Judith Batchelar OBE who has been appointed new Honorary President of the British Nutrition Foundation. She succeeds Professor Emeritus Alan Shenkin who stepped down from the Honorary President role at the end of 2022 after many years of dedicated service to the Foundation.

    Professor John Mathers, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “It has been a privilege to work alongside Michael, Gill and David. Their dedication and unwavering support to the Foundation has helped us become stronger while always staying true to the science. I would also like this opportunity to welcome Sam, Luke and Paul to the British Nutrition Foundation Board and look forward to working with them to achieve our goal of connecting people, food, and science for better nutrition and healthier lives.

    “From policy to food safety, Judith holds a wealth of experience in the field of nutrition, and her contribution as Vice-Chair of our Advisory Committee prior to taking this new role at the British Nutrition Foundation has been invaluable. I wish her the best as she dons a new hat to support and guide the team as our new Honorary President.”

    Elaine Hindal, Chief Executive, British Nutrition Foundation added: “My team and I are enormously grateful to Michael, Gill, and David for their expertise and guidance over a number of years, and excited to have Sam, Paul, and Luke bringing a wealth of experience that aligns strongly with our 2023-28 organisational strategy. Their expertise will help the British Nutrition Foundation hugely as we move forward.”