Drinkaware chief executive to lead nutrition charity

Elaine Hindal, the chief executive of alcohol abuse charity Drinkaware is leaving to take on the same role at the British Nutrition Foundation.

Hindal who has been with Drinkaware for eight years takes up her new post in early 2022.

She replaces director general Judy Buttriss and managing director Roy Ballam, who are stepping down in December.

Hindal is a trustee of the Royal Mencap Society as well as alcohol and drug treatment charity Change Grow Live. She is also a former director of external relations at the Children’s Society.

“Elaine has an enormous depth of operational leadership experience in the charity and food sectors, where she has established a strong track record of effectively translating evidence-based scientific information into accessible and relevant communication to promote healthy lifestyles,” said the Foundation’s chair Colin Dennis.

“We are therefore delighted to welcome her to the Foundation where this experience will prove invaluable.”

Hindal added: “I’m excited to be joining the British Nutrition Foundation at this time. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to society and to attitudes towards health and well-being.

“With such a great depth of educational and scientific experience in the team, I hope to help ensure that the British Nutrition Foundation is best positioned to play its part.”

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