David Watson

B.SC (Chem Eng), MBA

David Watson, B.SC (Chem Eng), MBA, was the major shareholder and managing director of Sunspray Food Ingredients (Pty) Ltd for the last 28 years. He recently sold the company but has been retained as a non-executive director. David’s involvement in Food Industry activities in South Africa has been extensive.  For many years he was a director of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and, after its disbandment, a founding director of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa. David has been heavily involved with the South African Association for Food Science and Technology for nearly 20 years and is a Past President of SAAFoST.  He also served on the IUFoST 2010 congress organising committee.  He is currently the Chairman of the SAAFoST Foundation and the Chairman of FACS (Food Advisory Consumer Service). He is also the chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the SAAFoST Congress 2019.