The Society Board

Our fourteen directors volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the board at SOFHT. They come from a broad range of backgrounds and include managers, consultants, technicians and advisors from across the food industry and range from policy makers through to those responsible for food that arrives on customers’ plates.

Ian Booth
Chairman & Breakfast Club Director.
Quality Director at Martin-Brower UK Ltd

Fiona Kibby
Vice Chair, SOFHT Focus Editor & PR/Media Director.
Food Safety Policy – Stores, Distribution & Audits at Tesco

Neil Griffiths
Chief Executive at SGS Ashby Ltd

Alan Lacey
Membership & SCM Director.
Trading Law Manager at ASDA

Phil Shaw
Company Secretary & Deputy Events Director.
Managing Director at PLS Environmental Services Ltd

Catherine Watkinson
Events Director & Minute Secretary.
Technical Consultant at TMC Food Ltd


John Rigarlsford
HIF Director.
Director at John Rigarlsford & Associates Ltd

Gary Hoyle
SOFHT Focus Assistant Editor. Director at Gary Hoyle Food Safety Consulting

Dr Karen Middleton-Gell Sector Specialist UK & Ireland Processed Food Team Diversey, now a part of Sealed Air

Dr Karen Middleton-Gell
Technical Director. Central Technical Manager
Hygiene Specialist at Bakkavor

Rob Belton Director of HSEQ Ashfords LLP

Rob Belton
Director of HSEQ
at Ashfords LLP

Sukhbir Kaur

Sukhbir Kaur
Technical Manager at Reynolds Catering Supplies Ltd

Dianne Waite

Dianne Waite
Technical Account Manager at NSF International

Peter Littleton

Peter Littleton
Technical Director at Klenzan Ltd

Garry Dennis

Garry Dennis
Director at GDT-Consulting