Ian Finlayson (based in the UK) - email@example.com
Ian spent 16 years with Sainsbury's in various food and non-food technical management positions, latterly managing technical and product development of the grocery and snacking areas, accounting for over £2b of sales, 10,000 products, and involving relationship management of 450 suppliers.
Ian has worked as technical director of several food companies working across multiple sites. He has extensive experience of managing serious product incidents. He is a member of the Fairtrade Standards Committee, a member of the DEFRA Pesticide Residues in Food Committee and was involved in the inception and launch of Assured Produce and Global GAP.
Sector Specific Expertise
Ambient Canned and Dry Grocery (including rice, pasta, herbs etc); Confectionery; Crisps and Snacks; Soft Drinks; Cut Flowers; Garden Centre Plants; Prepared Produce; Salads; Vegetables; Fruit.
Food Safety and Quality Assurance; HACCP; Pesticides and Residue Analysis; Fairtrade and Ethical Trade; BRC and IFS assessments; Mentoring and Coaching.
Lead Assessor; BASIS; Advanced HACCP & Food Safety level 4; Campden Canning Course; SA8000 Ethical Auditing course, Cranfield Non-Executive Directors Course.