IFST announces new president elect

IFST new president elect, Helen Munday
13/03/2019 - 09:55
The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) appointed Helen Munday its new president elect during its Annual General Meeting (AGM), yesterday (12 March).

As the organsation’s chief scientific officer, Munday is responsible for food safety and science policy briefs, as well as sustainability and health and wellbeing policies.

She said: “It’s a huge privilege for me to take up this position. Both traditional and innovative food and drink products play an important role in our modern lives. All too often the skills and the science and technology behind them, are taken for granted. 

“During my tenure I will do my utmost to ensure that our sector’s achievements are widely recognised and valued, from academic research through to commercialization.

“I will strive to ensure that the food sector is as admired as others such as aerospace, automotive and IT. 

“I will look to balance the perception of our sector to fully recognise the positives in the food system including the role of technology and to make food and drink an aspirational career.”

Munday has a “wealth of experience” of the food and drink sector, having held various roles including nutrition research, product development and innovation processes.

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