MS SUZ ALLEN
A former CSIRO scientist and Research Supplier, Suz offers over 25 years’ experience in consumer and sensory product research. Throughout her career, Suz has consulted to a large number of FMCG companies as a sensory specialist, with her experience covering a wide range of products including fresh and processed foods, beverages, pet food and personal/home care.
Academically, Suz has completed a Science Degree in Physiology and Psychology, a Masters’ Degree in Cognitive Science, an MBA in Marketing, a Graduate Certificate in Gastronomy and more... and she continues to have an insatiable curiosity!
Suz is currently a Director of SenseCheck, which is a research co-operative of senior FMCG Innovation Market Researchers, specialising in Consumer Insights, Ideation and Sensory & R&D Innovation Process.
Key career achievements have included long-standing client partnerships at senior management level, peer-reviewed publications, successful food innovation launches, and tailor-making product and strategy to meet specific consumer segments.
Suz previously held the position of Board Director/Vice President at the Australian Market & Social Research Society, and in conjunction, has been a representative on the Research Industry Council of Australia (RICA). Suz is currently a Non Executive Director on the Board of the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST).
Bronwyn is a senior marketer and specialist in digital transformation and food innovation specialist. She has more than 30 years’ experience transforming and positioning for growth, many well-known, iconic global food brands across Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) to Retail/Quick Service Restaurants (QSR).
She is a recognised leader for new, brave, disruptive campaigns. Such as the introduction of the McDonald’s digital menu and the transformation of the in-store experience, in which she played an instrumental role.
And strategically, her leadership to transform business can be seen in her close to 10 years’ experience as Global Marketing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for YUM Brands - KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Canada – where she grew the brands globally from Canada to the Europe to Asia.
Her experience in strategy development and execution extends beyond transformation and growth to customer experience across all touchpoints including digital, especially within Retail/QSR.
Other notable food experience includes her integral part in the team which secured the Victorian Government’s support for SPC Food Manufacturing transformation for Coca-Cola Amatil.
Bronwyn is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and of University of NSW –Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing). And she is a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) with Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
She is currently Marketing Director for Mars Food Australia and is leading Australia’s favourite food brands including MasterFoods, Dolmio, and Uncle Ben’s across retail and food service channels.
Bronwyn’s is passionate about quality Australian sourced food and using these home-grown ingredients to inspire her own cooking journey. She loves to spend time teaching her twin girls the joy of great food and how home cooking and great food brings us together.