Stuart Lendrum

A recognised expert, leader and innovator across Packaging, Sustainability and Global Food Supply Chains with over 20 years in-depth knowledge and experience as a key player in packaging and sustainable sourcing across the retail and manufacturing sectors. As Head of Packaging at Iceland and a Non-Executive Director of the On-Pack Recycling Label Stuart continues to build on his proven track record and of crafting and implementing highly innovative strategies and ground-breaking packaging and CSR initiatives. A chemical engineering graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Stuart’s career started at Moy Park - Northern Ireland’s largest poultry & food processor - followed by a five-year stint covering Technical, Innovation and Business Development with packaging manufacturer Delta Print. He joined Safeway Supermarket in 2001, eventually heading up the packaging team. Via a period with print management specialist TDG, he was recruited by Sainsbury’s to re-establish their packaging department in 2005. Having been directly responsible for the packaging and design strategy behind Sainsbury’s Brand (including industry-leading targets on packaging reduction) Stuart moved to establish the Head of Sustainable & Ethical Sourcing in 2013 working right across Sainsbury’s world recognised 20x20 sustainability plan. Leaving Sainsbury’s in 2018, Stuart became an ambassador for The Institute for Global Food Security at Queens University Belfast continuing his relationship with the University that dates back to 1991 ahead of joining Iceland in early 2019.

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