Steve Mann appointed Chair of HFMA

The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association announce new Chair and Vice, Chair, and elevation of outgoing Chair Robert Taylor to Vice-President

Nelsons is delighted to announce that The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has appointed Steve Mann, Nelsons Director of External Regulatory Affairs as its new Chair.

Speaking about his new role as HFMA Chair, Steve said: “It is a privilege to be the new Chair of the HFMA, and to build on the progression made over the last several years by Robert Taylor, who I am taking over from. These are both challenging and exciting times for our industry, and the HFMA has been at the forefront as we’ve navigated both the challenges of the pandemic, and the UK’s departure from the EU.”

Steve continued: “I know just how hard the HFMA works, through its committees, partnershipworking and external influence, and just how vital this trade association is. There is a huge amount of work ahead to keep natural products at the forefront of people’s minds at every level; Government and Whitehall, the media, retailers and consumers”. “With the HFMA membership growing quickly, and the trajectory for natural products being very positive, I’m looking forward to working with all of the HFMA team, and with all stakeholders, to promote the essential work we do”.

Steve, who had previously served as Vice-Chair, is now replaced in that role by Aileen Green, who is Director of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance at ADM Protexin. For the last seven years Robert Taylor, Senior Vice-President at Vitabiotics, had served with distinction as Chair, and at the recent annual meeting of HFMA members he was unanimously elevated to the honorary position of Vice-President – only the third person in the HFMA’s 56-year history to hold that role.

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