CV – John Donaghy

Dr John Donaghy
Nestlé, Switzerland

Head of Food Safety at Corporate Quality, Nestlé Switzerland

He previously spent 3 years as Senior Food Safety Microbiologist in Nestlé R&D. Prior to joining Nestlé (2011), worked (15 yrs) as Project Leader in food safety microbiology at Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI), N. Ireland, and was formerly Head of Government pathogen analytical laboratory. He is a member of International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF), holds BSc (Biochemistry), PhD (industrial microbiology) and MBA.

Current responsibilities include global operational aspects of food safety microbiology, hygiene, allergens and other prerequisite programs across >400 factories and multiple food categories. Leads a team of global experts in HACCP, hygiene and thermal processing, overseeing horizontal implementation of key Nestlé food safety and quality programs at Market and factory level.