Staff Profile

Allan Main
Business Manager
Food Innovation

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Allan Main


BTech, Food Technology, Massey University, New Zealand


Working with project leaders and industry representatives to identify opportunities to apply Plant & Food Research science to deliver benefit to customers and to New Zealand. Specific responsibility for business development of the New Zealand Food Composition Database.


2007-2018 Principal, MAINly Consulting Ltd, New Zealand
2002–2007 Intellectual Property Manager, Fonterra, New Zealand
1997–2002 R&D Portfolio Manager, New Zealand Dairy Research Institute, New Zealand
1991–1997 Technical Manager, Key Ingredients Inc, USA
1988–1991 Business Unit Manager, Food Ingredients, New Zealand Dairy Board, New Zealand
1984–1988 Market Development Manager, Proteins, New Zealand Dairy Board, New Zealand

Honours & Awards

Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology