We are delighted to introduce our Pro2Pac ambassadors; our friends from within the processing and packaging industry that help us to shape the event and make it as innovative and future-focused as possible. 

David Harding-Brown

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Packaging, Branding & Sustainability Consultant

David is a hugely experienced Brand & Packaging professional with over 40 years' experience in delivering brand implementation on a global scale. Recently Technical Director & Head of Sustainability at 1HQ Global, a multi-national Packaging Consultancy, directly managing the Innovation and Sustainability agendas.

Now Founder and Technical Director of Pack Dynamics, a multi-disciplinary consultancy focusing on sustainability, innovation and global packaging development for the circular economy, and Founder Partner of the Packaging Collective, an innovative trade association for Packaging professionals.

Philip Chadwick

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Editor, Packaging News

Philip Chadwick has held the role since 2014. He joined the title in 2010 and has overseen many developments including a revamped features section, daily online news bulletins and extensions to the Packaging News brand. He has also helped develop the UK Packaging Awards, The Spirits Packaging Summit and the Luxury Packaging Awards. Prior to joining Packaging News, Philip spent six years working on the news and features desks at PrintWeek. He began his career as a reporter on Event magazine.

Sanjay Patel

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Founding Partner, The Packaging Collective

A seasoned cross-category innovation specialist, his refreshing approach doesn’t suffer stereotypes and is quite willing to challenge convention. A definite ‘do-er’ (a term he created enouraging people to 'get on with it' in life with a positive approach), his positive energy and enigmatic style encourages ideation and creative thinking.

He specialises in being able to identify the correct question to answer, immerse the group laterally in the problem, bringing to life the solution with a business ready focus for adoption and scale.

Ian Crosby

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Business Development Director, March Foods

A highly motivated food manufacturing professional, finding and offering either bespoke or main stream manufacturing and packing solutions for start up enterprises through to global blue-chip companies.

Ian has worked in the food industry for the last 21 years across several sectors including fresh short shelf life products, ready meals, canning and shelf stable ambient products. In the last 14 years he has worked with several brands as a supply partner at March Foods on high profile launches.