Rend Platings, Founder
Rend has a First Class Honours Degree in Social Anthropology from Durham. After this at Cambridge, she served as President of the University Scientific Society and on its Advisory Board. Rend also worked as an expert on conflict resolution and negotiation. She has been on the boards of various organisations, including a 501(c)3 US non-profit. As a student Rend set up her first Company in her college room and grew it to a quarter of a million turnover; she’s run global marketing campaigns and been a diplomat at the United Nations. Rend has been calling for a positive strategy improve the demand for, availability and visibility of healthier choices. She hopes by constructive dialogue and collaboration great strides will be made in making it easier for people to make the choices they want for themselves and their families.
More about Rend here.
Chris Poole, Chief Financial Officer
Chris has over 20 years’ experience in finance and has held senior positions at a variety of organization types, ranging from business start-ups to a FTSE 250 company. He joined Sugarwise as CFO in January 2017. He is also the CFO of Abcodia, a company that engages in the commercial development of novel, scientifically validated tests for the early detection of cancer. Before joining the company Chris was CFO at Zinwave Ltd, steering the company to its sale in 2014. Previously, Chris was the Finance Director at Enecsys Ltd. and played a fundamental role in numerous fund raising activities, (including Series B for $41m) to support the global growth of the organisation. Chris has also held finance roles at Greene King, and is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Vinicius Ferreira, Chief Scientist
Mich Greenfield-Liebst, Communications & Research
Natalie, Business Development
Grace Brown, Campaigns and Communications
Shad Hoshyar, Policy and Public Affairs
Tom Chess, Chief Scientist in the UK