Conference Chair

Anne Goldman, ACCE International, Canada

Anne Goldman

Anne Goldman is a global ambassador for sensory and consumer science whose work has advanced the strategic positioning of sensory science within the product development process. Her professional career has included positions in the food industry as well as research and academic institutes on three continents. She is a principal and co-founder in 1986 of ACCE International, a research company that specialises in consumer sensory research for clients in the CPG and hospitality industries. Her company helps businesses chart their way to finding the most appealing products for their target consumers.

Throughout her international career Anne has been an active supporter of professional food organisations at the national and section levels. She served on the IFT Board of Directors 2013- 2016 and is a past president of CIFST and past secretary of NZIFST. Anne has chaired the international committees of IFT and CIFST and mentored numerous food industry colleagues around the globe. She is also a past board member of the European Sensory Network, past Chair of ASTM – Committee E-18 on Sensory Evaluation and a co-chair of the 14th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium in 2021.

Anne holds a Masters degree in Food Science from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of IFT, CIFST, IFST (UK), IAFoST and MRIA. She is a recipient of the David R. Peryam Award from ASTM – Committee E-18 on Sensory Evaluation and the IFT 2016 Sensory and Consumer Sciences Achievement Award in recognition of her lifelong contributions of actively supporting and advancing the application of sensory and consumer research through education and mentorship.

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