About us

Nandi started in 2001 as a spin-out from Heriot-Watt University. Our technology is based on the pioneering work of our founder Dr Lydia Campbell, formerly with Nestle. We develop protein based ingredients with controlled/enhanced functionality and license the process and process control methods to ingredient and food manufacturers. We work with household-name companies, who use our patented processes and know-how to improve the natural properties of proteins including whey, collagen, rapeseed, oat and faba bean. We have worked on many different proteins.

Our board

Dr Lydia Campbell PhD
CTO & Director

Lydia is the founder of Nandi and leads our research activities. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry and has completed a post-doctoral study in protein chemistry in addition to extensive R&D and product application experience with Nestle Switzerland, Germany and South Africa.

Matthew White
Acting CEO & Director

Matthew leads the commercial activities at Nandi. He has over 24 years experience in technology, product and service innovation, including leading the innovation activities at AB Sugar, part of FTSE 100 Associated British Foods. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge.

John Price
Non-executive Chairman

John brings significant commercial and operational experience to the Nandi board. He is a former Vice President Operations Europe for Mars, Incorporated the global food and petcare group.

Hugh Stewart
Non-exec Director

Hugh is Managing Partner of Shackleton Ventures whose funds have achieved consistent top quartile performance.  He has over three decades experience in venture capital. He holds an Economics degree and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.