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Leadership Team

Although we use innovative technology, systems and software, it’s our people that really sets us apart. Their experience and knowledge enables us to work with you to achieve compliance through practical and effective solutions.

Meet the experts:

Food Alert Leadership Team: Meet the Experts
Peter Christopher-Ohrt
Co-Founder, Managing Director Technical Services

Peter is a joint founder of Food Alert and has over 35 years’ experience in food hygiene and health & safety. He is responsible for the company’s technical services, policy development and documentation.

Food Alert Leadership Team: Meet the Experts
David Bashford
Managing Director Client Services

David has 30 years' experience in the industry, working in both food manufacturing and retail, before joining Food Alert in 1999. David is responsible for the evolution of our products and services as well as business development.

Paul Holden
Chief Operating Officer

Paul has more than 20 years' experience in the industry starting out in enforcement and then working in private practice for the last 10 years.  Paul is responsible for our operational delivery and ensuring we remain professionally engaged with our clients.

John Haswell
Client Services Director

John has more than 25 years of experience account managing large multi-site businesses. He has also gained a wealth of food and health and safety experience in the private sector and in local authority. Responsibilities include managing group clients and key members of the Food Alert Team.

Richard Bartlett
Client Services Director

Richard comes with a wide range of experience including working in the commercial sector for a global manufacturing company for a number of years. Having come from an engineering background, Richard is now sharing his extensive experience by providing advice and guidance to clients and also to our team of consultants, ensuring that consultancy provided by Food Alert is of the highest standard achievable.