The British Nutrition Foundation has announced that Elaine Hindal will become its next chief executive officer in the new year. Currently she heads up the charity Drinkaware. Elaine has worked in a number of senior leadership roles within the charity sector, as well as the food and healthcare industries in the UK and North America. She is a member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and a trustee of the Royal Mencap Society and Change Grow Live.
Elaine said: “I’m excited to be joining the British Nutrition Foundation at this time. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to society and to attitudes towards health and well-being. With such a great depth of educational and scientific experience in the team, I hope to help ensure that the British Nutrition Foundation is best positioned to play its part as one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with nutrition.”
Welcoming Elaine to the foundation, Professor Colin Dennis, chair of the board of trustees said: “Elaine has an enormous depth of operational leadership experience in the charity and food sectors. She has established a strong track record of effectively translating evidence-based scientific information into accessible and relevant communication to promote healthy lifestyles.”
Professor John Mathers, incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees added: “As the events of the last two years have shown, the focus on the health of the nation has never been more important and I am tremendously excited therefore that Elaine has chosen to join us at such a critical time. Elaine demonstrated a real passion for our work, and our evidence-based approach to improve nutrition and public health by making healthy sustainable diets more accessible. We look forward to welcoming Elaine and helping her build upon the excellent work in the field of nutrition science and education of our current Director General, Professor Judy Buttriss and Managing Director, Roy Ballam, who are stepping down from their current roles at the end of this calendar year after many years dedicated service.”