Food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed Steve Spice as their new head of regulatory affairs.

He joins Campden BRI after 15 years at Waitrose, where he was regulatory affairs manager and previously analytical services manager. Spice will lead the Campden BRI regulatory affairs team, which continues to expand to meet a growing demand for its legislative advice, training and consultation services.

Professor Caroline Walker, director of Campden BRI’s Nutfield site commented: "Steve is joining us at a very exciting time. Regulatory affairs is core to our growth strategy and Steve will drive forward our plans for sustained expansion and development across the business."

Spice brings over 30 years’ industry experience in legislative and technical roles at Nestle, Leon Frenkel, Cow & Gate, QPeanuts and Sol Tenco.

Commenting on his appointment Spice said: "I am delighted to be joining Campden BRI. My career in retail and manufacturing has given me a wealth of experience of the food and drink industry, which will stand me in good stead for my new role. In particular I look forward to leading an expanding team of specialists who play a significant role in helping industry keep abreast of and complying with ongoing legislation changes."

Spice will kick start this year of great change by chairing the Campden BRI Food Labelling Seminar on 3 December, which will focus on the FIC changes, before he takes up his role at the start of the New Year.