Penny Viner - International Regulatory Affairs Advisor
After a career in industry as General Manager of a company making licensed natural medicines, food supplements and cosmetics, Penny Viner spent 7 years as Director of the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA), whose members manufacture food and medicinal products, and is now its Vice President. Penny also chairs the UK Herbal Forum, and is Director and Secretary of the British Association of Homoeopathic Manufacturers. Previously she was a Director and Secretary of the UK branch of the European Food Law Association. She was a member of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Expert Advisory Group on Herbal and Complementary Medicines and a member of the Ministerial Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group, set up to advise the Government on regulatory options. She is also an industry representative on the MHRA's Medicines Industry Liaison Group. Until the end of 2013 she was a Project manager for the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), writing its monthly newsletter and coordinating its Scientific Group. Currently, she writes a quarterly International Regulatory Supplement for the European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers, and is Vice-Chairman of its Botanicals Working Group. Penny is also an independent consultant on food and medicines regulation.
Amy-Jane Troy - Public Affairs and Communications Advisor
After graduating from the Department of Food Business and Development in University College Cork in 2007, Amy-Jane became interested in the area of health claims and consumer acceptance and completed her PhD in this area in 2011. With a keen interest in health and wellness, Amy-Jane then worked as a research fellow for University College Cork. During this time she also had the opportunity to lecture with Cork and Limerick City Colleges in the areas of management, business communications, new product development and research methods. In addition to her role with EHPM, Amy-Jane lectures in the area of food marketing in European Universities and provides assistance to companies setting up and managing their communication strategies.
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