Food and drink consultancy Campden BRI has appointed a chief operating officer and director for its science consultancy services.

Peter Headridge has joined the business as chief operating officer and will oversee the organisation’s science and technology divisions.

He has more than 27 years’ experience in the food industry, said Campden BRI, and was previously vice president of R&D, quality, nutrition & regulatory for EMEA at the Kellogg Company. Before joining Kellogg in 1998 he was a manager at a Cargill sugar refinery.

Also joining Campden BRI is Barbara Lunnon, who was director of product marketing at CSM Bakery Solutions and was responsible for strategy development and implementation for various baked goods and cake portfolios. She has also held positions at Unilever and AB Mauri.

In her new role of associate director, consulting (science) at Campden BRI, she will be responsible for Campden BRI’s science-led consultancy activities.