Laurentien van Oranje-Nassau

Laurentien van Oranje-Nassau has been deeply engaged in literacy issues for many years. She founded the Reading and Writing Foundation in the Netherlands in 2004, is UNESCO´s Special Envoy on Literacy for Development, chairs the European Commission High Level Group on Literacy and is also a patron of a range of literacy and language-related organisations.

In the area of the environment, she is a Fellow at the European Climate Foundation and Vice-President at Flora & Fauna International. She is initiator and author of the best-selling Mr Finney book series. which are parables inspired by real-life world events.  She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the University of London and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, US. Following her studies she worked for CNN Headline News in Atlanta and has held European functions in strategic communications, both within international PR companies and as an independent advisor. She speaks at the conference in her personal capacity (Princess Laurentien is a member of the royal family of The Netherlands).


Joseph Nazareth
Group Vice President, Head of Group Health, Safety and Environment and Corporate Responsibility

Before joining ISS in 2009, Joseph worked for A.P. Moller – Maersk as Head of Group HSSE.

Joseph is Canadian and has been living in Denmark for over 15 years. He is an engineer by training and also holds a MBA.





Peter Overbosch
VP Corporate Quality

Peter Overbosch is Vice President of Corporate Quality Assurance, Metro Cash & Carry, based in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Peter worked previously as Head of Quality for Unilever Foods worldwide (based in the Netherlands), moved in 1998 to New Jersey, USA, to become VP of Quality at Nabisco Inc, and after the Kraft/Nabisco merger (2001) Senior Director Quality Kraft Foods Latin America (USA) and in 2003 Senior Director Quality Kraft Foods Europe, Middle East & Africa (Munich, Germany), until his move to MCCI in 2008. He has developed and implemented global quality systems at all these companies, has driven multi-site ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification across Latin America and Europe and has initiated 6 Sigma programs. Peter has been one of the initiators of the BSI PAS 220:2008 Standard for prerequisite programs of food safety for food manufacturing, now being used in the GFSI recognized FSSC 22000 scheme. Furthermore, Peter has developed Incident Management procedures and trained and led IM Teams around the world.

Peter is a Netherlands citizen and has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam.


Nicki Crayfourd
Director of Health, Safety and Environment

Nicki Crayfourd is responsible for the management of Health, Safety and Environment initiatives across Compass Group, including supply chain assurance.   Her key responsibilities include stakeholder engagement, corporate policy research and development, international implementation of HSE programmes and setting the Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability agenda for Compass Group on a global basis.

She has previously worked for Forte Hotels, Sodexo and Brakes.


Dr. Bizhan Pourkomailian
Senior Manager, Food Safety & Supplier Workplace Accountability
Supply Chain Europe

Bizhan holds an Hons. Degree in Biochemistry, PhD in Microbial Physiology from Aberdeen University and MBA from Warwick University.  He holds the Chair for Microbiological Risk Analysis Task Force of ILSI Europe and is a member of ILSI Europe Scientific Advisory Committee and GFSI technical committee.

After graduating in 1994 he took up the position of research scientist at Unilever Research, where he was involved in sauce development and botulinum laboratory management.  In 1997 he moved to Leatherhead Food International to become Principal Scientist. The role required developing, training and auditing food safety systems.

He joined McDonald’s Europe in January 2000 and he is now responsible for providing direction and developing management systems for the company on matters relating to food safety, supplier workplace accountability and Issue Management.  In this role the direction is given to the supply chain, farm to across the counter, in 40 countries across Europe.  The European zone includes over 7100 restaurants and over 900 suppliers. 


Andrea Zironi
Group Strategic Sourcing Director

An Italian national, Andrea Zironi has been working for Autogrill for more than 20 years. He currently leads the team of Autogrill CPO’s of the single European countries and his current responsibilities include the definition of the Group Supply Strategy and the European co-ordination of the international agreements with key business partners. He is also directly responsible for the procurement of Food & Beverage products for Technical procurement of the Italian business.

He has previously held leadership positions in Marketing and Procurement for Autogrill and Unilever.

Andrea Zironi has a degree in Economics from L.Bocconi Milan.    


Suzan Horst
Corporate Quality Director

Suzan graduated in 1993 from the Wageningen University and Research Centre where she gained an MSc on farm economics and animal husbandry and a PhD on risk analysis and economic consequences related to contagious animal diseases.

She is currently responsible for FrieslandCampina’s strategy on food safety & quality and its worldwide implementation and also for the execution and further development of Foqus, the FrieslandCampina FS&Q system. She leads the QA Council and is responsible for the central laboratory located in Leeuwarden and coordinates the corporate crisis & issue management system. She also represents FrieslandCampina in many external committees and working groups.

Dr. Andreas Voss
Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control
Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen

Dr. Andreas Voss is one of the most experienced persons in Europe on the field of Infection Control. He is currently Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Clinical microbiologist and head infection control at Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

His scientific interest is mainly in the Epidemiology of multi-drug resistant pathogens (MRSA, VRE, ESBL), hand hygiene, prevention and epidemiology of health-care associated infections. He has been involved in the development of many national and international guidelines on infection control and he has written more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Presently, he is on the executive board of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and serves as programme director of their annual meeting. Dr. Voss is also a member of the World Health Organisation core-group on hand hygiene, and Head of Regional Infection Control Group (i-Prevent)

Dr. Voss has an MD degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, GER, and a PhD degree from the Faculty of Medical Science, Technical University of Munich.

Richard Short
Health, Safety and Environment Director

Richard Short is a professional Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. He has worked in this field for 25 years starting his career in regulation and law enforcement. Being an Environmental Health Practitioner, he has extensive experience in workplace safety, food hygiene and infection control. Since leaving the public sector over 10 years ago, Richard has gained international experience having worked across Europe and around the world. Working in the commercial sector, Richard applies his skills in businesses and has worked with Accor for over 10 years. His main focus is risk management protecting individuals, business and reputation through application of a safety culture. Richard firmly believes that safety is not the concern of certain individuals within an organisation but is an holistic concept which should be embraced by all. Accor’s worldwide approach to Health and Safety is very compatible with Richard’s philosophy.

Neil Marshall
Global Director, Quality & Food Safety
The Coca-Cola Company

An experienced and commercially aware operations and technical leader with over 20 years experience from multiple industries; 12 years in the FMCG food industry in the UK and Europe; the last 6 years in a Global role with experience in the emerging markets in Asia, Eurasia, Africa, Europe and North America.

Neil led the food and packaging industry steering group responsible for the development of PAS 223: Prerequisite Programs and Design Requirements for Food Safety for Food Packaging which was published in July 2011.

He is a member of the GFSI technical workgroups and Vice President and board member of SSAFE.