About Us

Involving industry personnel on the Boards and Technical Committees of these organisations with experience in planning and implementing research together with in-depth knowledge of cocoa production in different origin countries, agricultural and post-harvest technologies and the cocoa trade has enabled a highly successful 'hands-on' approach where the industry has been able to contribute its project management expertise, as well as its financial resources, to the research. It has also ensured that projects are focussed to generate results of commercial significance, reflect the needs of the world cocoa economy and that due consideration is given as to how the findings of the research can be implemented by organisations within producing countries to have practical impact for cocoa farming.

Contact Us
For more information on any of the research associations, please contact Michelle End by e-mailing 'michelle.end@cocoaresearch.org.uk'.

Directors and Members

CRA Ltd.
Chairman
Tony Lass MBE
Company Secretary
Michelle End
Contributors
Mars Inc., Mondelēz International and ICE Futures Europe
GCGRA Ltd.
Chairman
Tony Lass MBE
Company Secretary
Michelle End
Shareholders
Mars Inc., Mondelēz International and Universities of Ghana Overseas
Directors
Michelle End, Martin Gilmour, Tony Lass and Andreas Lumor
CRUK Ltd.
Chairman
Phil Sigley (Federation of Cocoa Commerce Ltd.)
Company Secretary
Bob Eagle
Directors
Martin Gilmour, Tony Lass, Phil Sigley and Pamela Thornton
Observer
Anil Kanani (Defra)
Technical Committee
Representatives from UK chocolate manufacturers, cocoa trade and food authorities with expertise in research to improve cocoa quality and productivity. Currently Tony Lass (Chairman), Michelle End (Secretary), Robin Dand, Bob Eagle, Martin Gilmour and Mark Woolfe

 

"Projects of commercial significance that reflect the needs of the world cocoa economy and have a practical impact on cocoa farming"