July 12/Vancouver/Canada NewsWire -- Burcon NutraScience Corporation appointed Matthew Hall to its board of directors.

Hall has recently returned to Canada from Europe, where he had a 31-year career with Nestle. He was managing director and CEO of the food, coffee and beverages division of Nestle UK and, prior thereto, was senior vice-president, global marketing communications and sales at Nestle's global headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland.

He is currently an associate with London, England, based GoodBrand, an international sustainability and social responsibility consultancy developing strategies and creating programs to build value for food and beverage industry clients. Hall is also executive in residence and a member of the advisory board of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.

Aleader in developing and implementing step change marketing, communications and sales capability initiatives, Hall has been highly successful in implementing long-term capability changes that resulted in sustained growth and profit results for Nestle. Most recently, he initiated and implemented organizational re-designs and new product launches, introduced leading edge sustainability processes, along with health, wellness and nutrition programs as the CEO of Nestle UK Food and Beverage.

Dr. Allan Yap, chairman of Burcon's board of directors, said, "I am very pleased to have Mr. Matthew Hall join our board of directors. Having worked in several countries, including Nestle's head office in Switzerland, Mr. Hall has extensive experience across continents, business functions and product categories in the food and beverage industry."

From the July 13, 2011,Prepared Foods' Daily News