Stella joined Nomad Foods in September 2018 as Group R & D Director and became Chief R&D and Quality Officer and was appointed to the Executive Committee in February 2021. She has extensive experience working internationally on some of the world’s largest brands and is responsible for driving innovations from “idea to freezer”, spanning new technologies, product and packaging development and leading a technical team of over 150 scientists, nutritionists, chefs and quality experts. Prior to Nomad Foods she spent 20 years at Unilever working in a number of global and European leadership roles across R&D, science and innovation, before becoming Vice President Science and Technology for Unilever’s €20bn Foods & Refreshment division in 2017. Stella is a member of the Foods Bioscience Knowledge Transfer Network, a panel member for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and a member of the Nottingham University Food and Drink Advisory Board.
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