As Research Fellow for Process Technology in the Global Research and Development team of Mondelez International, Emma McLeod leads research work on engineering aspects of chocolate & snack food production. Based at Bournville in Birmingham, she currently heads up a platform on advanced process control and champions work on modelling and simulation within the business as part of the company’s digital strategy. Emma graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University in 1989 and joined Cadbury on their technical graduate training scheme. Since then she has gained vast experience across engineering, research and development roles. Currently she represents the company on a number of organisations including the Made Smarter strategic implementation group and the Institute of Chemical Engineers research committee.