Based in Stokesley North Yorkshire UK, Dr. Tim Finnigan is currently director of R&D for Quorn Foods – covering both the Quorn and Cauldron brands across 15 countries worldwide. Tim is a Ph.D graduate of the Food and Biosciences faculty of the University of Reading, England and has held innovation roles in government food research, General Foods, APV, RHM , Zeneca and Premier Foods.
Tim has been instrumental in the product and technology innovation programs that have helped to establish Quorn as the world’s leading meat free brand. A holder of many key business patents, Tim has relished the opportunity to create the ‘first new food since the potato’ and is often still found with sleeves rolled up exploring opportunities for breakthrough innovations in texture and flavour.
Tim drives a vibrant industrial and academic research and development program and works alongside a network of key opinion leaders who help share the current hot topics of nutrition research into satiety alongside developing an understanding of the future potential for Quorn in the sustainable diet. Tim and his team work across six manufacturing locations within a network of more than 20 key finished product suppliers and develop new products for ten countries worldwide.
Tim is a keen speaker within the European network and a regular contributor at conferences on sustainable food futures as well as a member of the advisory board of the WTG food technology and innovation forum.