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Lorraine Makhura

Head of R&D

Lorraine has almost two decades’ experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector and is responsible for creating a healthy portfolio, and facilitating profitable and sustainable growth through relevant innovation and competitive advantage. In this role, she focuses specifically on stakeholder engagement, project and people management and incremental portfolio growth. 

Lorraine's background encompasses roles in the food industry, specifically in new product development and product optimisation. In her past position as a New Product Development Manager, she spearheaded projects and products, ensuring adherence to food regulations in the development process, refining processing technologies, and bolstering quality assistance. Prior to this, Lorraine served as a Senior Product Developer, where she fine-tuned recipes, managed continuous development pipelines, and assessed regulatory and legislative aspects.

Lorraine holds a higher national diploma in food sciences and technology from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and a packaging science diploma from the Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA).  

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Lorraine Makhura | Head of R&D | McCain South Africa