Member profile

Dr Mark Berry

Last updated: 20 July 2021

Dr Mark Berry is the Founder and Director of Food and Life Sciences Consulting Ltd, a boutique consultancy specialising in building scientific consortia and commercialising academic science. Before becoming a consultant, Mark had over 30 years of industrial experience at Unilever R&D where he led a variety of projects in plant science, food biochemistry, clinical nutrition and biotechnology.

Mark also has a wealth of experience in patents: as an inventor (over 50 patents published world-wide); in patent strategy and in patent portfolio management. Mark has been extensively media trained and has been spokesperson for several News Releases of science innovations (Press, Web, Live radio, Local TV).

Mark’s previous experiences include: a BA in Biochemistry (Oxford), a PhD in Biochemical Engineering (UCL) and a Visiting Professorship in Agrifood (Cranfield).

Dr Mark Berry joined the ACNFP in May 2019.

Register of interests

In line with FSA policy and established good practice for accessing external expertise, Scientific Advisory Committee members are required to declare any personal or non-personal interests which represent a real or potential conflict in respect of general or specific aspects of work undertaken. Interests will be managed in accordance with the FSA’s policy and guidance. 

If members have interests not specified in these notes, but which they believe could be regarded as influencing their advice or other work for FSA, they should declare them. However, members are not under any obligation to search out interests of which they might reasonably not be aware. For example, either through being unaware of all the interests of family members, or of not being aware of links between one company and another. 


Personal Interests

Category of Interest

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Direct employment

Food and Life Sciences Consulting Ltd.

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

Seafish- Consultancy and Chair of Seafish Expert Panel

Nomad Foods- Consultancy


Unilever, CRODA, GSK

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

BBSRC NIBB on High Value Biorenewables (HVB)- Board Member

Non-Personal Interests

Category of Interest           

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Other non-personal interests

KTN Foods Advisory Group- Board Member


Personal Interests

Category of Interest

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Direct employment

Unilever (until 2018)

Mologic Ltd- Consultancy