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Association Officers:

Chairman: Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson

Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson has been a 'healthy eating guru' and 'inspirational cook' for many years.

She has been Chairman of the UK's Microwave Technologies Association since 2003 to the present day.

Her work promoting healthy eating and environmentally friendly cooking methods prompted a nomination for 'Business Woman of the Year' and regular cooking programmes on BBC radio - both national and local and BBC television, where she has been guest presenter on 'Rip off Britain - Food' and the famous prime time television programme 'The One Show'. These provide her with frequent invitations to give cooking shows around the world, including world conferences in Miami and Florida and more recently cooking on the stage in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas in June 2019.

Her latest cook book- Microwave Magic - the Heart of 21st Century cooking also won 'The People's Book Prize'.

Jennipher, a mother of 2 great boys spends most of her time educating others about her passion - good food and how to cook it properly, though, there's always time for her hobbies, which are Scouts, assisting with her favourite charity - the Amos Trust, where she works 'at the coal face' in Durban. She visits South Africa as often as possible to assist with getting Durban's street children off the streets and back into the community.

Jennipher also sings in the 'Rock choir', loves Pilates and generally keeping fit through lots of outdoor activities.

Her love of travelling also inspired her to set up two interesting travel companies: Chile Inside Out and Good Mountain Guides, and with her continued hunger to learn more about the customs and cultures of the people she meets around the world, she is always planning her next trip somewhere around the world often with various cruise ships, where she has been an 'on board cruise ship speaker' since 2007.

Editor of Newsletter 'Highlights': Greg Hooper
Greg Hooper is a Microwave & Thermal Process Specialist in the Department of Food Manufacturing Technologies at Campden BRI. He joined Campden BRI in 1990 having gained a BSc in Applied Science (Physics & Chemistry) from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Greg's areas of expertise include thermal imaging and domestic microwave heating for food applications. His main responsibilities include microwave research, consultancy and training in which he has been involved for over twenty five years. He was instrumental in setting up the microwave heating category rating system used in the U.K. Greg also manages the section involved with microwave product, packaging and instruction development services and assists several large U.K. retailers and their suppliers with the development of heating instructions for their products. As a recognised specialist in his field, Greg is invited to deliver microwave courses internationally, write articles for the trade press and present papers at international conferences.

Past Chairman and Past Information Officer: Jenny Webb
  Jenny Webb has been a member of the MTA since its inauguration in 1978 and twice held the Chairmanship. She was Chairman of the IEC 59K committee which dealt with cooking appliances and microwave ovens and of the UK Microwave Working Group. A UK pioneer of microwave she was a prolific broadcaster and has written numerous articles and books on the subject.

Technical Officer and Past Chairman: Gordon Andrews

Gordon Andrews has been an active MTA member since its inauguration in 1978, initially representing Litton Microwave Cooking Products where for ten years he was Technical Manager Europe. In this capacity he was responsible for their technical related business activities, including British Standards Technical Committee membership, regular US factory liaison for local design requirements and international product safety agency approvals, plus set-up and management of Litton’s extensive after-sales service operations throughout Europe.

In 1983 Gordon established GAMA Microwave Technology to provide an independent industry source for supplying microwave appliance engineering design services, and practical food heating technology assistance. During the early 1990’s Gordon became involved with advanced combination oven developments and introduction of the even-heating, no-limitation, mode resonator microwave system; which is currently being used in consumer, commercial catering & bakery ovens, and recently introduced foodservice combination-steamer equipment.

During his career Gordon has maintained MTA membership, being Technical Officer throughout, and promoting the benefits of microwave use through conference presentations, numerous industry publications, together with radio and TV interviews. He has represented the Association at British Standards Technical Committee meetings, the UK Government (MAFF) Microwave Working Party, and many other food industry related events.

Gordon was Chairman 1989 to 1990 during the adverse media microwave oven and microwave food safety periods, and held Joint Chairmanship with Jenny Webb 1994 to 1995.

Past Chairman: Lisa Amy Jones

Manage all Home Economics and Publishing activities within R&D department.
Manage Small Appliance Product Development (Concept to Launch).
Project Manage high value, low volume customer account.
Technical Author.
Multi language printed matter design, development and print.
Company presentations and cookery demonstrations up to President level.
Held committee post on the Household Appliance section of the British Standards Institute.
Past Chair of the Microwave Technologies Association.