Tim believes that we can no longer separate our food choices from their impact on our health and the environment and that we need healthy new proteins with a low environmental impact as an important tool to help assure a sustainable food future. Tim’s focus is to understand how diets rich in mycoprotein can make important contributions that advance overall understanding supportive of this ambition.
Tim is a Ph.D. graduate of the Food and Biosciences faculty of the University of Reading and has held innovation roles in UK government food research, Kraft General Foods, APV, RHM, AstraZeneca and Premier Foods.
Tim designs and directs fast-paced and profitable scientific research and innovation through high performing teams. Tim has been instrumental in the product and technology innovation programs that have helped to establish Quorn Foods as the world’s leading sustainable protein business.
Joining Quorn™ as a Food Technologist in 1990, Tim spearheaded scientific and food innovation and pioneered the beneficial environmental impacts of mycoprotein, becoming a holder of business patents and publications.
Tim has experience of driving industrial and academic R&D collaborations that work alongside key opinion leaders who all are passionate to understand the challenges of sustainable nutrition, the importance of dietary choice and increasing understanding of the potential for Quorn Foods and its unique fermentation technology.
Tim has assumed an increasingly public role and often speaks on the international food and biotechnology innovation circuit. He has also been responsible for the creation of research collaborations supported by Innovate UK and European research funds. He has sponsored and co-authored a number of publications and is the Quorn Foods representative within several prominent NGO research collaborations as well as APPG’s and pre-competitive industry alliance.