The CPL Team

The CPL Business Consultants team comprises highly qualified individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sectors in which we work. Our consultants and senior consultants combine deep commercial experience and authentic insight with scientific backgrounds, and most are qualified to PhD and MBA levels.  Details of our core consulting team can be found below. 

In addition, through our unmatched industry-specific networks, the CPL team has access to the expertise of many other well-qualified and experienced professionals. Their areas of expertise include ingredients, pet food and animal feed, dairy ingredients, biological pesticides and entomology, immunology, biochemistry, strategy, acquisition strategy, regulations and marketing.

To see individual profiles for CPL Business Consultants’ team members, click on ‘more info’ next to the pictures below. If you are interested in joining CPL, please click on the ‘Join Our Team’ button at the bottom of this page.  

Dr Robert Harwood is Managing Director of CPL Business Consultants.

Dr Robert Harwood

Managing Director

Dr Esther Hunter, Principal Consultant at CPL Business Consultants.

Dr Esther Hunter

Principal Consultant

Dr Steve Lisansky co-founded CPL Business Consultants, as part of CPL Scientific in 1987.

Dr Steve Lisansky

Founding Consultant

Dr Guy Poppy is an interdisciplinary scientist focused on Global Food systems.

Dr Guy Poppy

Principal Consultant

Astrid Kemper joined CPL Business Consultants in 2021, bringing over 25 years of expertise in innovation management, new product development, business development and technical marketing.

Astrid Kemper

Principal Consultant

Imran Afzal joined CPL Business Consultants in 2023, bringing over two decades of experience and expertise in product development, nutrition and food ingredients at some of the world’s largest retailers and FMCG brands.

Imran Afzal

Principal Consultant

Simon Daw was previously Global Marketing Director at Tate & Lyle. He joined CPL Business Consultants as a Principal Consultant in 2020.

Simon Daw

Principal Consultant

Dr Ray Quinlan worked with CPL Business Consultants since the 1980s. His key expertise is in agricultural biotechnology and biopesticides.

Dr Ray Quinlan

Principal Consultant

CPL Business Consultants is always on the lookout for ambitious and talented individuals with an interest in consultancy to join us. If you are interested please click on ‘Join Our Team’ below, for further details.