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Dr Lesley Stevenson

Dr Lesley Stevenson


"Food Innovation for Seniors: What Are Their Needs?"

Lesley is a specialist in strategic innovation and R&D within the Food & Beverage and dietary supplement industries. She recently founded her own business, Innov8fresh which is a New Zealand-based consultancy specialising in the food, beverage and supplement industries in the Asia-Pacific. Most recently with Abbott Nutrition, Fonterra and GSK Nutrition, she has worked on many different categories in Europe, China, South East Asia and Australasia.

Lesley has worked on brands and products ranging from paediatric, mass market, to foods for special medical purposes. She has supported many launches in different geographies providing input into go-to-market communications, guidance and preparation of product registration dossiers and how to commercialise science and bring it to life within a brand.

She is co-inventor on several patents and is author of 60+ international scientific papers, editorials, and chapters in international books. Lesley has presented at industry trade shows and given talks at many international conferences over the course of her career.
Lesley completed her undergraduate degree and PhD in Edinburgh. She also has a Masters in Management from Southern Cross University in Australia.