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Meet UK Flour Millers

Please find listed below details of the UK Flour Millers staff, with information about their roles and areas of responsibility. If you have any questions or queries please direct them to the relevant department.

  • Alexander Waugh

    Director General

    Alex is responsible for the overall operation of UK Flour Millers. He is also involved in a number of other representative organisations including the UK Rice Association and European Flour Millers as well as playing a leading role in a number of sectoral committees and organisations advising government and industry.

  • Nigel Bennett

    Company Secretary & Employment Affairs Manager

    Nigel oversees the company secretarial affairs; and has the lead role in both training development and delivery and health and safety matters. The former includes managing a global flour milling distance learning programme, a virtual flour mill; and a Diploma scheme.

  • Priya Nicholas

    Communications Manager


    Priya develops and delivers the UK Flour Millers’ communication strategy to a wide range of audiences from members, stakeholder to policy makers, press and general consumers across multiple channels.

  • Alex Costigliola

    Trade Policy Manager


    Alex heads up our trade policy department and is responsible for overseeing technical and regulatory issues affecting the supply chain. She also works with government on legislation such as the Bread and Flour Regulations and participates in government-led fora representing the sector's views. Alex sits on the Diet and Health Research Industry Club steering committee, on the European Flour Millers' technical committee and deals with nutritional issues such as whole grain, folic acid and nutrition labelling.

  • Joe Brennan

    Senior Technical Adviser


    Joe has a senior role with specific focus on environmental issues, industry statistics, research and development, food safety and market analysis.

  • Sophie Young

    Administration Manager

    Sophie is responsible for building and facilities management, event organisation, meeting room enquiries and bookings as well as overseeing industry development training events.

  • Clair Wells

    Receptionist and administrative assistant

    Clair works as receptionist for the building handling enquiries and visitors as well as dealing with room bookings. She also provides administrative support for the team at UK Flour Millers.

  • Sally Anne Nelson

    House Keeper

    Sally Anne and Ray are a couple and their role as housekeepers involves living on site and providing house management, reception duties and facilities support.

  • Ray Smikle

    House Keeper

    Sally Anne and Ray are a couple and their role as housekeepers involves living on site and providing house management, reception duties and facilities support.

  • Clayton Freedland

    Financial Controller

    Clayton manages the accounting and financial reporting activities of the Association while maintaining records, and helping prepare financial projections.

  • Vanessa Freedland

    Accounts Assistant

    Vanessa is responsible for accounts receivable and payable duties along with account reconciliation.


Flour plays a vital role in feeding and nourishing the nation through breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. On weekdays, birthdays, holidays and matchdays

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