Professor David Lloyd

David Lloyd

David Lloyd
ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre Director
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

Director of ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre (FIC) at Cardiff Metropolitan University

I work closely with both the private sector and Welsh Government often advising on issues affecting the sector and influencing Welsh Government’s Food Policy.

The FIC focuses on linking food academics with the food processing sector to advise on a range of food related subjects ranging from food safety, 3rd party accreditation, bacterial contamination, legislation, new product development, nutrition and efficient food factory design.

The FIC provides staff to lecture at Hong Kong University on a franchised MSc in Food Safety and Quality and has links to universities and food safety institutes across the globe, e.g. University of Cairo, IAFP, University of Michigan.  At the university, key areas for food safety research are in product decontamination and food safety culture change (looking at behavioural practices relating to food safety).

During my tenure as Director of the Food Industry Centre, the unit has delivered over 100 knowledge transfer programmes using food graduates in industry, resulting in an increased turnover of £103,000,000 for local companies, creating over 500 jobs and launching over 850 new products to the major UK retailers.  

Previous Experience

I gained my degree from University College Cardiff and begun my career in the food industry in the laboratories of a major bakery based in the capital Cardiff. I then worked in various parts of the UK for a variety of major food companies as Technical Director, including Ethnic Cuisine.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

University College of Cardiff

I am integrally involved in the Welsh Government Food Strategy and trade missions with the Welsh Government Food FDI team and have been appointed Vice Chairman of the Wales Food and Drink Industry Board