Professor Warren McNabb was appointed Deputy Director of the Riddet Institute in October 2016. Warren is also a Principal Investigator at the Riddet Institute, Massey University and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. Warren held the position of Research Director at AgResearch from June 2011 until September 2016. He joined AgResearch in 1993 as a Senior Research Scientist in the Nutrition and Behaviour Group, promoted to Eminent Research Scientist in 2004, then to Section Manager, Food, Metabolism & Microbiology in 2005 and General Manager of the Food & Textiles Group in 2009. His research focuses on nutrition research and in particular protein nutrition, and on food-host-microbial interactions and food for human health and wellbeing. He is currently mentoring and supervising six and 16 PhD students respectively, in these areas of research and development. Warren has authored more than 200 publications including several book chapters and invited reviews.