Professor Tim Finnigan

In order to ensure a sustainable future, we will need healthy new proteins with a low environmental impact, and Quorn is a great example of this. But in order to support and promote changes in dietary behaviour, we need great food and an evidence base that can remove consumer uncertainty through proof points that can withstand robust scrutiny.

Professor Tim Finnigan is a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University the former Chief Scientific Officer at Quorn Foods, responsible for the research collaborations that underpin our agenda for sustainable nutrition. Tim spent over 30 years at Quorn, during which time he designed many of the products, processes and intellectual property held by the business, as well as advancing an ever deeper scientific understanding of Quorn mycoprotein and its contemporary role in assuring a sustainable food future. Tim is a keen exercise enthusiast committed to the possibilities of healthy ageing.

Tim is a PhD graduate of the Food and Biosciences faculty of the University of Reading and has held innovation roles in UK government food research, Kraft General Foods, APV, RHM, AstraZeneca and Premier Foods. Tim was instrumental in helping to establish Quorn Foods as the world’s leading sustainable protein business.

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