Dr. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.
He is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends. During his distinguished career, David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organisations on three continents.
He has wide experience of fresh produce – for 20 years, he was a Non-Executive Director of Berry Gardens Ltd – a UK farmer-owned berry fruit business (£230 million turnover in 2015). With his American business partner, David also established, grew and sold a branded fresh produce business, which served supermarkets in the USA.
Around the globe, he works with food and beverage supply-chain companies – including farm input, growers, manufacturers and ingredient companies, retailers and foodservice firms – to assist them in management training, strategy and Board level decision-making.
David’s views are frequently sought by TV, radio and the printed press and he lit up the Fresh Careers Fair with a talk on the fresh produce and food industries and the many opportunities that lie within. Click here to view presentation.