Dr Tim Finnigan

Dr Tim Finnigan

Director, R&D Quorn Foods

Tim Finnigan is currently Technical Director for Quorn Foods – covering both the Quorn and Cauldron brands across 11 countries.

A PhD graduate of the Food and Biosciences faculty of the University of Reading he 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, he 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 flavor. Tim drives a vibrant industrial and academic research and development programme 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. He is a keen speaker within the European network and a regular contributor at conferences on weight management, life cycle analysis and the future of food proteins.

Tim and his team work across 6 manufacturing locations within a network of more than 20 key finished product suppliers and develop new products for 10 countries worldwide and were awarded 3 trade awards in 2012 for food innovation – a testament to their work in the food arena.

Tim is a visiting lecture at Sheffield Hallam University and sits on their advisory board in the centre for food innovation.