Richard’s food career began as a Food Technologist and spans almost 40 years. He has worked in all aspects of international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors and holds a patent in ice-cream. Richard pioneered the import, processing and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil designing and building a unique soy lecithin processing plant. Richard also opened up bulk supplies of Indian Non-GMO soy derivatives to the European food and feed sectors.
Richard founded Cert ID Europe a UKAS accredited certification body, FoodChain Europe and Cert ID Asia based in Mumbai; more recently he led Responsible Sourcing at NSF International prior to joining BSI as Director – Food for Europe Middle East and Africa in November 2016. Richard is an acknowledged expert on genetic modification and is a Fellow of the IFST and the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology.