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 labeling 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 specialize 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.

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 specialize 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 on 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 specialize 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.

Salome Fiori
Senior Advisor

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

Katie Grazier
Senior Regulatory Advisor (US)

I joined Ashbury in 2016 and provide expert regulatory advice to our clients. As a Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, I can help decipher vague regulations and provide risk assessments to our clients in a way that’s easy to understand and apply. I value communication and strive to ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of their product’s requirements so that they’re comfortable with their product launches.

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.

Mandy Farmery
Senior Advisor

I have over 25 years of technical experience working with food manufacturers and 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 is your first point of contact at Ashbury, we work with you to discover solutions to your labeling challenges so you can get your product labeling right the first time.

Marjolein Regelink
Team Lead and Senior Advisor

I joined Ashbury after obtaining a Master's 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, customized advice to help clients successfully expand into new markets.

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
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.

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 stakeholders to deliver accurate specifications and artwork.

Natalie Leach
Account Director

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.

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.

Bethan Fuller
Marketing Assistant

I joined Ashbury's marketing team with three 3 years of experience in B2B. I've always been a real foodie, but this role has opened up the opportunity for me to learn more about what happens before products reach the shelves. I'm enjoying my journey of understanding the challenges around the complex world of compliance and learning how to communicate to the world Ashbury's mission: To keep brand and end consumers safe through clear and compliant product information.

Devina Sankhla
Senior Regulatory Advisor

Since 2013, I have worked as a senior member of the regulatory services team at Ashbury, specializing in UK and Irish food law. I welcome the chance to provide clients with solutions to the unique challenges they face, ensuring they feel confident in their compliance. I have a keen interest in food additives, horizon scanning and vegan/plant-based food.

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 customized 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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