Roberta Re, in her role as Director of Cambridge Food Science, provides expert support and knowledge to the global food and beverage sector with market relevant practical solutions throughout a product’s lifecycle, solving scientific, nutrition and regulatory challenges. Roberta now brings these skills, in her role as Food and Drink Investment Specialist, to the Department for International Trade. Roberta graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy in Italy, then moved to the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Kings College London before joining the Medical Research Council (MRC HNR) in Cambridge. After several years in the academic research environment, where her research focused on the investigation of dietary compounds and their relationship to health, Roberta then moved to Leatherhead Food Research in 2007 where she managed the Human Nutrition Research Unit and worked on investigating food metabolism and eating behaviour in relation to weight management. In 2015 Roberta became the Director General of World Sugar Research Organisation (WSRO), where she provided perspective on the body of evidence on sugar and health to a range of stakeholders and supported research to address gaps in knowledge to inform policy makers. She was awarded an MBA from the University of Sussex at the beginning of 2015 and she is a Mentor for Accelerate Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School.