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New “Director of Innovation” Appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachell Hipkiss to the position of Director of Innovation.

March 2016


With a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry Bsc (Hons), Rachell has spent the last 20 years in the food and nutrition sector both in the UK and Europe.


She has a wealth of commercial experience through her time at DCC health and beauty and Healthspan where she has had a wide variety of roles including Sales Director, Director of Science and Nutrition and Strategic Director.


Rachell will be heading up the Ornua Nutrition innovation team who operate from a bespoke innovation hub in the factory. The team work with customers to add value through flavour and consistency improvements, cost engineering, new recipes and flavours and have a focus on nutritional innovation – lifestyle to healthy ageing.


Rachell Hipkiss comments “I am delighted to be joining Ornua Nutrition at this exciting time in the company’s development and looking forward to adding value to our customers business through innovation”.


Alastair Jackson Managing Director of Ornua Nutrition comments, “We are all delighted that Rachell is joining the Ornua Nutrition team. The business has an ambition to be a world class supplier of nutrition ingredients and innovation will play a key role in delivering this. Rachell has a wealth of experience in the industry and I am sure will add value to our business.”