Along with her personal experience of adopting the low-carb lifestyle, Hilary brings 35 years of international industrial experience in management and engineering.
After graduating with an MA in Engineering from Trinity College Cambridge, her early career focused on manufacturing. She held senior management positions in production management and logistics at Rover Group, Oxford, was Product Marketing Director for Whirlpool’s £180m turnover European Dishwashing Business, and was Managing Director of The Laird Group plc’s German-based Car Body Sealing division, with over 4,000 employees worldwide.
She has worked with many entrepreneurs to help scale their businesses and was MD of Gardasoft Vision Ltd from 2015-19, leading the company through a successful acquisition by Optex Co Ltd of Japan and a significant phase of growth. She has extensive experience implementing and running Quality Management Systems with successful accreditations to ISO 9001, and Business Planning and Strategy Development.
Her other main qualifications are an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick, an MEng from the University of Cambridge and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance. She is also a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.