Digital Dairy Chain

Team Members

Come and say hello, and meet the Digital Dairy Chain team…


Stuart Martin

Programme Director

With a degree in Business Studies and Marketing, I started a career as a professionally qualified packaging technologist, specialising in print, working on behalf of blue-chip clients in the UK and EU.

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Pauline Murray

Innovation Brokerage Project Manager

Having spent the last 20 years in project management I have significant experience of research, health and manufacturing projects within the higher education sector.

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Dr Michael Christian

Innovation Broker

I am a farm animal veterinary surgeon with commercial and technology transfer experience. I was a partner at Belle Vue Vets, a large dairy vet practice.

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Rachel Mirfattahi

Innovation Broker

I’m one of the Innovation Brokers for the Digital Dairy Chain and have come into this role with over 20 years’ experience working in and alongside the food manufacturing industry.

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Dr Rachael Wakefield

Technology Accelerator Programme Manager

I’ve had an interesting career journey over the last 30 years. On the science side, I graduated with a degree in microbiology, that took me initially into soil science and the study of pesticides in the environment.

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Rachel Cook

Promotion & Communications Manager

My role as Promotion & Communications Manager for the Digital Dairy Chain is to make sure we’re reaching and engaging with every individual and business the project could help…I’m leaving no stone unturned!

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Lynne Somerville

Skills Lead

My role is to lead the ‘Workforce of the Future’ which will aid the project in transforming and delivering against how the dairy sector and supply chain workforce is attracted and retained.

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Catherine Erte-Ewusie

Skills and Innovation Project Coordinator

I have joined this project with years of experience in co-ordination and the skills to plan, execute and monitor tasks, ensuring timely delivery of project outcomes to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver projects to a success.

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Jill Dunglinson

Project Administrator

I look after the administration aspects of the Digital Dairy Chain. I aim to ensure things are running smoothly in the background to enable the team to get on with their jobs.

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