Our People

Three continents. 80 global regions. 35 languages.

Our diverse team is a unique blend of people with international manufacturing, retail and enforcement experience, working together towards a common goal: to protect clients and consumers around the world, through clear and accurate product information.

Our Team

Trust. Expertise. Collaboration.

We know what we stand for and, guided by our shared values, we work side by side with our clients to interpret, translate and apply the law in a way that end consumers will understand.

James Post
Managing Director

My aim when we established Ashbury was to deliver simple solutions to the complex challenges of global labelling compliance as well as creating a happy working culture, where people feel appreciated, supported and empowered. Today as the leader of this growing and thriving business, I am delighted that we still adhere to that original philosophy; it is my biggest achievement since starting the business.

Zoe Jordan
Business Development Director

At Ashbury I am responsible for the company's continued expansion, supporting businesses to launch products with total compliance confidence. My broad food industry experience has given me a sound grasp on the commercial and regulatory challenges of today. I rely on my creative and 'can do' approach to build long term partnerships with clients, offering smart project management and practical solutions.

Mario Leone
International BDM Regulatory & Compliance Services

I've spent my career working in the food industry across Europe in account management business development functions. My career has been devoted to building strong commercial relationships with retailers and exporters built on trust and my commitment to finding the right solutions for them. At Ashbury my ambition is to help clients face the challenges of an ever changing market environment so they can continue to grow globally.

Bharti Gorania-Wood
Product Information Team Lead

Having joined Ashbury in 2016, I am lucky enough to manage our skilled team of regulatory advisors, each bringing with them a wealth of experience and knowledge from across the industry. Prior to this I spent 28 years as Trading Standards Officer for local authorities. As well as food product compliance, I specialise in non-food including cosmetics, household goods, baby care and even paints. I provide risk-based, commercially sound and practical solutions to the needs of our clients.

Joanna Becker
Senior Regulatory Advisor

I support clients with complex queries focused around UK and Ireland food and supplements law. I have a Food Science and Microbiology degree with an academic award in Food Microbiology - a true passion of mine. I embrace helping businesses to understand the complicated world of regulatory compliance and have over 6 years of domestic and international food industry experience in jurisdictions such as the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, West Africa, China and India, which enables me to do this.

Janet Dalzell
Senior Regulatory Advisor

With over 30 years’ of experience in technical, information, publishing and regulatory roles, my background is invaluable in providing clear answers to client’s queries. I have recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Quality for Health and specialise in sustainability claims with a keen interest in botanicals. For me, I enjoy the dynamic nature of regulations and the opportunity to learn and build my knowledge so I can better support clients.

Mandy Farmery
Senior Regulatory Advisor

I have over 25 years of technical experience working with food manufacturers and the major retailers in the industry. Since joining Ashbury in 2013 I have continued to build and refine my knowledge in specification writing and systems, artwork approval and regulatory advice. I welcome the variety of projects I advise on at Ashbury and enjoy solving the unique challenges they present.

Alex Gibson
Business Development Team Leader

Since joining Ashbury in 2013, I have worked in business development, discovering client needs and helping them on their journey to achieve regulatory compliance. My team are your first point of contact at Ashbury, we work with you to discover solutions to your labelling challenges so you can get your product labelling right first time.

Marjolein Regelink
Team Lead and Senior Regulatory Advisor

I joined Ashbury after obtaining a Masters in International and European law. My focus is client account management, regulatory affairs, and the implementation of EU food law. I aim to provide clear, customised advice to help clients successfully expand into new markets.

Danielle Clifford
Senior Regulatory Advisor

I have 8 years’ experience in the food industry, working on micro lab testing, specifications and artwork. I ensure both large and small retail brands are compliant with legislation, guidance and customer codes of practice. At Ashbury it is my role to provide clear advice and solutions to our clients by staying up to date with the latest regulations so that accurate and trustworthy product information is available to consumers.

Alex Nolan
Global Controller Manufacturers and Food Service

I have 12 years in the Food & Hospitality Industry, from pubs and hotels to retail and manufacturing and everything in between. My goal at Ashbury is to build business with clients by understanding their needs in an evolving market as well as to ensure they get the expertise they require to succeed.

Natalie Leach
UK Retail Controller

I have a breadth of knowledge in bringing new products and concepts to market gained from over 10 years' experience within food retail and manufacturing. I oversee all of Ashbury's UK retail partners, working with our accounts team to anticipate and adapt to the changing needs of our client and helping them to overcome any challenges so they can deliver products to market in a compliant and efficient way.

Anna Maria Bautista
Business Development Coordinator

I have years of experience in customer service, administrative and operational involvement from different work cultures and countries. My responsibility at Ashbury is to provide exceptional customer service by communicating solutions to client queries in a timely manner. I aim to confidently deliver results and create positive relationships with clients.

Rebecca Kaya
Senior Regulatory Advisor

As a Senior Regulatory Advisor, I help clients to have confidence in their compliance by providing practical advice across the food chain - from the point of primary production, to final product labelling. I have dedicated over 17 years' of my career to keeping end consumers safe, working in trading standards, at border control posts for imported food and feed, as well as at points of entry into the UK for non-food products in Sanitary Controls and Market Surveillance.

Caitlin Stewart
Marketing Manager

My background in Food Science and Marketing means I have a unique combination of commercial creativity and technical food manufacturing experience. My ambition is to bring clarity to the complex world of compliance through the simple and eye-catching communication of Ashbury's services.

Cathy Lane
Senior Regulatory Advisor

I have 20 years’ experience in the food industry, starting in food manufacturing, before moving to retail where I worked as a food technologist for one of Irelands leading retailers. Since joining Ashbury I have been working with Irish and UK clients, giving technical advice on a wide range of categories, food and non-food. My aim is to take the complexity out of food law, providing our clients with simple and clear advice.

Ivet Kuchynova
Senior Regulatory Advisor

I graduated with a master's in chemistry and technology of foodstuff. I have been in Ashbury for 7 years and my focus is on project delivery lead, making sure the quality and scope of our clients needs is delivered on time and in full. I work closely with EU and non-EU advisors to provide clear, simple and customised advice to our clients with my expertise being in the regulatory frameworks of the Czech, Slovak and Slovenian markets.

Emma-Lee Johnston
Senior Regulatory Advisor

I bring to Ashbury a broader understanding of the food supply chain supported by my degree in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition, as well as years' of experience in new product development, manufacturing, supplier auditing and labelling for different international markets. Food law is a passion of mine and the ever-changing food industry keeps me on my toes! I am a published Food Scientist and embrace a technical or regulatory challenge, making Ashbury the perfect place for me.

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