Members of the HFMA have access to a gold-standard network for help and advice that is always on-hand to provide invaluable feedback in response to their queries.

SECRETARIAT

The HFMA staff are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The Vice President and Executive Director can be contacted via the HFMA office.

Head Office &  CLEAR CHECK (COPY • LABELLING • EDUCATION •  ADVERTISING • REGULATION)
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association
1 Wolsey Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9EL
Tel: +44 (0)20 8481 7100
Fax: +44 (0)20 8481 7101
e-mail: hfma@hfma.co.uk or clearcheck@hfma.co.uk

You can download the HFMA’s Council and Advisers as a pdf here

Executive Director
Graham Keen

Proposes and implements HFMA policy, coordinates Council, Council committees and Working Group activities, manages HFMA Secretariat and represents HFMA at key meetings with Regulators and Parliamentarians.

Office Manager
Philippa Williams

Coordinate administration and communications internally and externally, with other industry stakeholders and HFMA member companies. Manage the Secretariat of the Micronutrients and Health All-Party Parliamentary Group.

Office Assistant
Denise Penfold

Assists and supports in the day-to-day running of the main HFMA office and answering first-line calls. Supports the HFMA’s Working Groups and assists with any new members to HFMA.

CLEAR CHECK

Responsible for administering the HFMA’s Code of Advertising Practice
Provide advice on regulatory issues, product labelling and advertising to member and non-member companies – for more information see here.

Code Administrator:
Jenny Akers

Code Administrator:
Gwyneth Massey

ADVISERS

Political & Public Affairs
Advice on influencing UK & EU legislative and regulatory issues from a political perspective
Cicero Group: Mr Tom Frackowiak, Executive Director
Tom.Frackowiak@cicero-group.com

Scientific Adviser
Advises on scientific issues relating to specialist health foods and food supplements
Rank Nutrition: Dr Michele Sadler
msadler@btconnect.com

Technical Adviser
Advises on technical issues relating to products, processing, distribution and relevant legislation
Propportunity: Mr Sukh Gill, Director of Due Diligence Services
sgill@propportunity.co

Public Relations
Advises on all aspects of proactive and defensive communications with members and the UK media
Pegasus PR: Mr Duncan Mackenzie-Reid, Board Director
dmackenzie-reid@thisispegasus.co.uk

COUNCIL

Member companies are elected to Council for a period of two years and, by rotation, half of them are elected annually. Their nominated representatives volunteer considerable time to attending Council meetings that determine HFMA policy and strategy. Council officers (Chair and Treasurer) are elected annually by the Council, and the President and Vice-President, who do not have voting rights, are elected annually by members at the AGM.

Vitabiotics – Robert Taylor (Chairman)

Natural Trade Brokers – Tom Moses (Treasurer)

Biocare – Emma Ellis (Vice-Chair)

Comvita – Rashda Ali

Cress – Dominic Holmes

Gee Lawson – Jonathan Shorts

Holland & Barrett International – Lisa Garley-Evans

Lamberts – John Todd

LanesHealth – Janet Groves

MPL Marketing – Martin Last

Nature’s Bounty Company – Vanessa McConkey

Nelsons – Steve Mann

President – Peter Aldis

CEO of Holland & Barrett International, and former HFMA Chair and Council member.

Vice-President: Penny Viner (pennyviner@btconnect.com)
Advises on specific regulatory and policy issues, particularly relating to herbals and botanicals, and Chairs the pan-industry UK Herbal Forum.