Stella has a strong background in international technology and research leadership roles in industry, including Unilever and most recently as Chief Research and Development and Quality Officer at Nomad Foods.
She has led innovation programmes across many different situations and completed her PhD and postdoctoral studies in polymer chemistry.
Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive Officer of Innovate UK, said:
Stella brings additional significant senior technology and innovation leadership experience to Innovate UK.
She will lead a great team of capable and dedicated professionals across the portfolio of our Healthy Living & Agriculture domain to further support innovative businesses to greater economic growth and productivity.
Stella Peace added:
I am excited to be joining the fantastic Innovate UK team. Healthy Living and Agriculture is a vibrant and exciting space, with the potential to impact all our lives.
I believe that innovation and collaboration have key roles to play in creating a better future and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to this.
Top image: Credit: Dr Stella Peace. David Lake Photography Ltd