Who’s Who

Who’s Who


Declan O'Brien

Director General

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Director General of BSNA since January 2015, Declan studied agricultural science and worked as an agricultural advisor in the crop protection industry before joining the trade association world. Prior to joining BSNA, he spent 10 years running a European trade association based in Brussels.

Katherine Sykes

Communications & Public Affairs Adviser

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Katherine is a public affairs and strategic communications specialist, focusing on health and nutrition. Since 2005, she has worked both in-house and in consultancy, with FMCG clients ranging from Coca-Cola and Mars, to campaigning organisations to a major political party. She previously spent 14 years as a City lawyer, focusing predominantly on product litigation and regulation for blue-chip companies. She is a professional mediator (CEDR qualified) and project manager (Prince 2 qualified).

Naomi Johnson

Scientific & Regulatory Manager

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Naomi joined BSNA as Scientific and Regulatory Manager in August 2016. She has a First Class Honours degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition. Naomi has worked in nutrition for a number of years, including nutrition lecturing and clinical consulting. Most recently, she was Senior Nutritionist at Yakult UK Ltd. 

Martha Hughes

Scientific & Regulatory Executive

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Martha joined BSNA as Scientific and Regulatory Executive in June 2016. She has a BSc degree in Nutrition from the University of Surrey, and has previously worked for the Programme Development team at Weight Watchers and for the Medical Research Council (Human Nutrition Research) in Cambridge, where her role included working on the National Diet and Nutrition Survey.

Stephanie Adams

Executive Assistant

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Stephanie has worked at BSNA for a number of years, dealing with the administration side of the business.


Chantelle Cook


Chantelle has been General Manager, North Europe at Mead Johnson Nutrition since January 2015. Prior to that she was Business Unit Manager for Gastroenterology and Dermatology at AbbVie, and spent nearly 10 years at GSK in various commercial roles.

Gary is General Manager of Abbott’s nutrition business and has had extensive experience within the healthcare industry since 1988.

Kevin Maitland Smith


Head of Regulatory Affairs for Nestle Nutrition. Previously Director of Regulatory Affairs for Pfizer Nutrition, and held other specialist managerial roles for Wyeth Nutrition, Solgar and Nutricia Ltd. Has almost 30 years’ experience in the nutrition industry. PhD in Nutrition (Kings College, London).

Niamh has been Sales & Marketing Director of Fresenius Kabi UK since January 2014. She was previously Business Operations Director for Fresenius Kabi UK, Ireland and South Africa. She has an MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. She has worked in the specialist nutrition industry for 20 years. 

Roger Clarke



Roger was educated at Cambridge University, and has held a variety of positions within influential trade organisations. Roger was Director General of the BSNA from June 2004 until March 2015 before becoming Chairman.  He has been a member of the operating board of Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) since its creation, and was elected its first President to serve for a 3 year period from July 2013.

Phillip Pratt


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