Ozo Innovations appoints Food Industry Chief, Tania Howarth, as Chairman of the Board
Oxford, UK, January 22, 2018: Ozo Innovations (Ozo) announces that Tania Howarth, previously Chief Operating Officer of Nomad Foods, has joined the Board as Chairman. The appointment brings significant experience of food operations and knowledge of the current industry challenges to the Ozo Board.
Howarth’s successful career has blended business, technology and transformational leadership to create significant shareholder value and operational efficiency. As COO of Nomad Foods, she was instrumental in leading the private equity backed carve-out of iconic frozen food brands Birds Eye, Findus & Iglo from Unilever. She has also worked across a range of food sectors including Walkers Snack Foods, (a division of PepsiCo) and the Coca-Cola Company in a range of senior technology and operational roles.
“Innovation and sustainable use of resources are critical competences for food businesses seeking greater competitiveness in the current climate. Ozo is proving that hygiene is a valuable source of competitive advantage and can release additional process capacity in the food industry. I am very excited to be joining Ozo at this stage of its development and look forward to working with the board as Ozo grows and matures,” said Tania Howarth.
“I am looking forward to working with Tania in her new role as Chairman. The food industry is facing new challenges and hygiene has not been recognised as providing an opportunity for significant resource efficiency and margin win. Tania’s industry insight will be valuable to focusing our strategy to help the business succeed and our customers to win,” said Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations.