Richard’s food career spans almost 40 years and has worked in all aspects of international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors. Richard pioneered the import, processing and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil designing and building a unique soy lecithin processing plant. Richard also opened up bulk supplies of Indian Non-GMO soy derivatives to the European food and feed sectors. Richard founded Cert ID Europe a UKAS accredited certification body, FoodChain ID Europe and Cert ID Asia based in Mumbai; more recently he led Responsible Sourcing at NSF International prior to joining BSI as EMEA Regional Director – Food and Retail Supply Chain. Richard is an acknowledged expert on genetic modification and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT).