MS SUZ ALLEN
A former CSIRO scientist and Research Supplier, Suz offers over 30 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 the Director of Sensory & Consumer Science at Arnott’s Asia Pacific, and manages the core sensory discipline, with current responsibilities for teams in Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
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 is adept at turning ideas into profitable business outcomes and looks forward to bringing her ideas and passion for innovation to the Board. It is more important than ever to utilise our networks, connect our members, and promote our industry, as we continue to navigate our way through a changing professional landscape.
Suz previously held the position of Board Director/Vice President at the Australian Market & Social Research Society (serving three terms) and in conjunction, has been a representative on the Research Industry Council of Australia (RICA).
Suz has been a Professional Member of AIFST since 1991, is a Fellow of the Australian Market & Social Research Society (AMSRS), a Qualified Professional Researcher (QPR), and has undertaken ‘Not for Profit’ Governance training with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.