Paul Stennett graduated with a degree in Food Science from Reading University and has more than twenty years R&D experience with major food companies such as Mars Inc and Quaker Oats (Pepsico) in positions to European R&D Director and European Marketing Director, based in Germany. He was then appointed as CEO of a German research and development organisation (a subsidiary of a UK FTSE100 plc). In 1999 Paul was recruited as a Director in a “3i” venture-capital backed start-up which completed five acquisitions to create a £50m food ingredients business.
In 2003 Paul Stennett was appointed as Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, (UKAS). After 15 years as CEO, during which time UKAS grew significantly both in size and profitability, (four-fold growth), Paul took early retirement from UKAS and is now a Trustee Board member of a medical organisation and advises two private equity funded food industry start-up businesses. in 2019 Paul was invited to join to the Research Advisory Council of FERA Science Ltd.
Paul Stennett was appointed MBE in 2008 in the Queen’s New Year Honours awards for services to Business and made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2013 for his work in improving quality systems in medical laboratories.
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