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Who's Who

Secretariat

Declan O Brien

Declan O' Brien

Director General

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020 7836 2460

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

Catherine Hodgson

Catherine Hodgson

Public Affairs Manager

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020 7420 7121

Cath joined BSNA as Public Affairs Manager in February 2019. Cath has over twenty years' experience in policy, communications and public affairs, having worked in Parliament, a health charity, local government and most recently at a health and social care consultancy.

Martha Jackson

Martha Jackson

Medical Nutrition Manager

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Martha joined BSNA as Scientific and Regulatory Executive in June 2016, and has since been promoted to Medical Nutrition Manager in October 2019. 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.

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Rebecca Bailey-Scott

Scientific and Regulatory Policy Manager

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Rebecca joined BSNA in January 2024. She is a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with 10 years’ experience within the Food Industry across the out of home sector, retail and food manufacturing. Alongside her 1st Class degree in Food & Human Nutrition, she also has a PG Cert in Sports & Exercise Nutrition.

Grant Kedge

Grant Kedge

Scientific and Regulatory Policy Executive

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Grant joined the BSNA part-time as a Scientific and Regulatory Policy Executive in February 2023. He has an MSc in Biomedical Science from Middlesex University and has previously worked in private diagnostic laboratories.

Claire Harris

Claire Harris

Executive Assistant

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Claire Joined BSNA as Executive Assistant in July 2022. She has an MA (Dist) Journalism and Communications from the University of Hertfordshire. With over 10 years experience in various business support roles, Claire looks after all administration at BSNA.

Board

Natasha Bye

Natasha Bye

BSc Hons PhD - Non-Executive Chair

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Natasha is an experienced strategist and communicator with more than 20 years’ experience in specialised nutrition. She has enjoyed a varied career in UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand working in both early life nutrition and medical nutrition.

She is a scientist by background with a PhD in Biology and Biochemistry. She has held executive positions in Marketing, Sales, Medical, Public & Corporate Affairs and Comms as well as non-executive positions in a task force and was a previous Board member of the BSNA.

Natasha runs her own consultancy helping businesses and other organisations with their growth strategies. She is also a stand-up comedian, facilitator and public speaker.

Natasha has been the Chair of the BSNA Board for one year.

Abdul Alrawi

Abdul Alrawi

Head of Nutrition, Rickitt

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Abdul assumed the role of Head of Nutrition at Reckitt in February 2024, bringing over nine years of extensive experience in the medical nutrition industry. His journey began in 2015, traversing various sales, marketing, and commercial positions at Nestle Health Science and Nutricia. Prior to this, he worked as a research engineer for four years after completing his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the fields of Medical Engineering and Business Management.

Raj Banwait

Raj Banwait

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Raj is the Head of Regulatory Affairs at Nestle Health Science for UK & Ireland. She has over 15 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs and has held several roles within the manufacturing and retail industries at Holland & Barrett, Sainsburys, Pepsico and Alliance Pharma, supporting the commercialisation of an array of product categories including Medicines, Medical Devices, Food Supplements and FSMPs.

Mike Cullen

Mike Cullen

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Mike is a B Braun veteran of 22 years and has spent his career in a variety of commercial roles at B Braun Medical UK and was previously the Head of Sales & Marketing for Clinical Nutrition & Pharma from 2012 – 2018.

He now has a wider remit across B Braun, as Head of Value & Access, which includes responsibilities for Market Access & Public Affairs.

Matthew Goddard

Matthew Goddard

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Graduated from Istanbul University, Pharmacy Faculty. Worked in Pharma Sector for 25 years in various positions,in Bristol-Myers Squibb, UDG Healthcare. Joined Abbott in 2016 as GM of Turkey and has been appointed in April 2020 as GM of UK&Ireland.
Olivier Lechanoine

Olivier Lechanoine

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Olivier is Vice President for Danone Specialised Nutrition in UK and Ireland. Over the last 10+ years, Oliver has held various commercial roles for Danone Specialised Nutrition, based in UK, Netherlands and Belgium, with both local and global responsibilities. Previously, Olivier has also held commercial roles in consumer care and medical devices for Johnson & Johnson.

Mohamed Soltan

Mohamed Soltan

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Mohamed is Head of Medical Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Nestle Nutrition UK&I. He is a licensed Physician with a post graduate Diploma from the UK in Clinical Nutrition. He has over 28 years of extensive, broad based pharmaceutical, FMCG & Consumer Medical Affairs and R&D experience in multinational companies, including Pfizer Inc; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals & Wyeth Nutrition; and, Nestle Nutrition.

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Mikko Tiitinen

Managing Director, Fresenius Kabi Limited and Calea UK Limited

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Mikko was appointed Managing Director of Fresenius Kabi Limited UK and Ireland, and Calea UK Limited in 2022, following an 8-year stint as Managing Director of Fresenius Kabi South Africa and an earlier career in Finance within the Fresenius group. The organisation offers a complex product and service portfolio including clinical nutrition, intravenously administered drugs, infusion therapy, biosimilars, medical devices, transfusion medicine, cell therapies and homecare services.

Clare Wakley

Clare Wakley

Head of Homecare UKI, Medical Products & Therapies at Baxter International Inc.

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Clare leads the UK and Ireland Nutrition and OPAT Homecare business for Baxter. Baxter is a global medical device and pharmaceutical company who for 90 years have built a portfolio of technologies and services now available in more than 100 countries.

She has worked for over 25 years in nutrition sales and marketing roles across commercial medical/Pharma and FMCG organisations. She has extensive direct line management and business development/innovation experience and has a huge passion for coaching and mentorship.


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