Head of packaging development, Quorn Foods

As head of packaging development at Quorn Foods, Ester is responsible for all technical, logistical, innovative, artwork and printing aspects of packaging for both the Quorn and Cauldron meat-free brands. The company’s packaging team works in a cross functional environment with both internal and external stakeholders, to manage the development, launch and maintenance of all the packaging for an international food brand. These responsibilities cover not only the company’s main sites in North Yorkshire and Norfolk but also across over 20 contract manufacturing sites, worldwide.

Prior to this, Ester served a packaging development manager at Premier Foods, a food manufacturer specialising in the ambient food sector. A near-14-year career at Marlow Foods including working as a food technologist, product development technologist and a packaging technologist.