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.

Pete Martin
Regulatory Director

For 30 years I have worked in trading law as a technical service provider to grocery retailers. My background covers both food and non-food products where I specialise in providing support and advice, auditing, and information sharing on compliance and due diligence. I work to protect brands and their consumers by helping clients innovate within the lines of the law.

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.

Su Zhang
Regulatory Advisor

I have an MSc in Food Science from the University of Reading. My speciality is food legislation of Asian jurisdictions including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the EU. I am passionate about working with clients and their suppliers to simplify complex food law and bring practical advice and insight regarding legal requirements.

Amanda Seddon
Director of Advisory Services

My mix of enforcement, manufacturing and retailer experience helps me navigate all forms of client projects. I spent 20 years as a Trading Standards officer before moving to Heinz as their Labelling Manager in a factory environment. I made the move to Ashbury in 2013 where I have found my passion in developing the technical team to provide expert advice that clients can be confident in, and a trustworthy practical approach to resolving issues.

Steve Spice
Regulatory Manager

I have had a diverse four decades in the food industry that started in food manufacturing setting up quality systems, running laboratories and working in product development. Moving into retail, I worked for Waitrose as a Technologist, Company Chemist, and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Combining these skills, I migrated to the world of regulatory and compliance consulting and became the Head of the Regulatory Affairs Team at Campden before joining the collaborative team here at Ashbury.

Salome Fiori
Regulatory Advisor & EU Team Leader

I graduated with a Master in food science. I lead a team of regulatory experts whose purpose is to analyse and provide insights of complex legislation in a way that clients can clearly understand. My expertise is to provide compliance knowledge of German, Austrian and Swiss legislation.

Neetu Chugh
Account Manager

My role at Ashbury is to nurture client relationships and work collaboratively with them to understand their needs. I focus on delivering a high level of customer service to ensure projects are delivered with confidence.

Richard Hornung
Director of Continuous Improvement

My ambition at Ashbury is to streamline and centralise work flow so our team can better service our clients. I have over a decade of work experience in the food industry providing products and services to all the major UK retailers in roles including NPD, technical, project management, commercial and operations.

Tanya Hart
Office & HR Manager

I provide the HR function within Ashbury to ensure that we maintain a team of experts that are happy and productive. I want our employees to enjoy working here and aim to keep them engaged by providing exciting and challenging development opportunities. The continuous growth of our business depends on our people, therefore our people come first.

Caitlin Stewart
Marketing Executive

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.

Mandy Farmery
Senior Food Technical Advisor

I have over 25 years of 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
Senior Business Development Coordinator

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
Senior International Regulatory Advisor & Project Manager

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.

Holly Finnegan
Regulatory Affairs Advisor

I specialise in working with products such as food supplements and botanical ingredients and have practical experience working with UK and Australian food standards. My goal is to provide regulatory advice on a risk level basis, whilst considering commercial deliberations to help clients understand how to best represent their products in the market place.

Danielle Clifford
Senior 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
Client Accounts & Project Manager

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.

Katie Adams
Business Development Coordinator

I joined Ashbury in my first industry role after graduating in 2019 and I have been on an exciting and challenging journey of growth. I focus on project and relationship management, working with clients to explain our services, and assisting them with their product information compliance needs.

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.

Lauren Glassup
Account Director

I’ve been with Ashbury since 2006 where I began as a training manager for our specifications and compliance team. I’ve worked with some of the largest online and in store retailers bringing my experience in NPD, legal guidelines, and regulation to offer support and advice. A skilled communicator and creative problem solver, I bring together the collective knowledge of all stake holders to deliver accurate specifications and artwork.

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