Dr Esther Hunter, Principal Consultant at CPL Business Consultants.

Dr Esther Hunter has worked with CPL Business Consultants and our sister company CPL Executive Search since 1997. 

Esther has led and worked on >150 business strategy projects for >50 clients in areas including food ingredients, health ingredients, biotechnology, agriculture and fine chemicals. In Executive Search, she has worked successfully to place senior people for global companies in the areas of food, OTC pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Her areas of expertise include functional ingredients (prebiotics, probiotics, vitamins, rare sugars and fibres), food ingredients (hydrocolloids, sugars, sweeteners, dairy ingredients, antimicrobials, fruit, preparations) animal feed additives (enzymes, acidifiers, probiotics) and biotechnology (DNA fingerprinting, enzymes from GMOs, biodegradable plastics, nematicidal genes) amongst others (e.g. polymer film technology, fine chemicals).

An experienced biochemist, Dr Esther Hunter carried out academic and commercial research at Oxford University, University of Reading and Guy’s Hospital in food allergy, immunology, endocrinology, cardiology, respiratory medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology and oncology. She did her PhD at the University of Reading in medical immunodiagnostics and her BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow.

Esther is also a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.  Combined with her conventional medical research, this gives her a broad perspective on health and nutrition.