Thornton was Head of New Products -Europe Avon Cosmetics, Group Marketing Director -Cussons and Managing Director for Wrigley at 36. He started his food and research business in 1984 to specialise exclusively in ‘understanding the basis of flavour and fragrance preference’.
Russell is the Commercial Director for Insight on Foods with responsibility for customer development. He has wide international experience and held senior positions at SHV Group. He is responsible for strategic partnerships and professional relationships. Russell’s expertise stems from his background in innovative technologies and methodologies. Key areas of expertise include:
- Commercial proposition development & Implementation
- Consumer insight & understanding
- Brand positioning & strategy
- Data analysis of 49,000+ interviews across multiple industries
The functional foods/nutraceutical side of the team is supported by Bob Davis, emeritus professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Nottingham. Bob has an interest in the emerging interface between food and pharmaceuticals and health and nutrition.