Founder & CEO
Bernadette Eriksen founded Flavour Creations in her home kitchen in 2000, and, over the course of 20 years, has forged the company into one of Australia’s leading dysphagia and nutrition product manufacturers.
Driven by a passion for food and improving lives, Bernadette continues to serve as the CEO of Flavour Creations, leading a dedicated 120-person team in pursuit of nutritional excellence. She has been recognised nationally as an innovator, entrepreneur, and global industry leader, receiving the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Women of the Year and Business Women Entrepreneur Award, and the 2017 Greater Brisbane Business Women of the Year.
Since 2018, Bernadette has acted as a judge for award programs including the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, the FIAL Innovation Awards, the Telstra Business Awards and the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, as part of her ongoing commitment to elevating women in business.
Head of Sales
Cathie Watts leads Flavour Creations’ Australasian Sales and Customer Hub team, drawing upon her comprehensive experience across sales and marketing in the health and nutrition sector. Cathie is well known for her care, passion, dedication to excellence and, in particular, for her strategic approach.
Since 2002, Cathie has expanded her dietetics knowledge from clinical and research roles (within NHS Hospitals in the UK and with the International Diabetes Institute, now Baker IDI), to public health and business oriented sales, marketing and strategic positions (including experience with Nutricia UK and Nestle Health Science Australia).
In 2014, she joined Flavour Creations as the Head of Community, later adding a Regional Sales Management role before progressing to the Head of Sales in 2019.
Now, Cathie uses her relationship-building flair to empower her team and connect clients, patients and corporate partners with the specialist food solutions they need.
Cathie received a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) from Queensland University of Technology in 2001.
Head of Marketing
An Accredited Practicing Dietitian experienced in private practice and aged care, Nadia Campagnolo oversees Flavour Creations’ Marketing team, utilising fifteen years of marketing and nutrition experience to deliver strategic marketing outcomes.
Nadia started her marketing career at Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific, developing and delivering holistic inbound marketing strategies that encompassed SEO, SEM, branding, content creation, website optimisation, email marketing and stakeholder engagement. She successfully led both campaigns and teams as a marketing manager until she left to pursue her true passion: nutrition.
Working as a private practice dietitian, Nadias was subsequently engaged as a Research Dietitian for both Griffith University and Newcastle University, where she wrote and published a number of peer-reviewed research papers.
Since transitioning to Flavour Creations as Head of Marketing in 2020, Nadia has reconfigured the Flavour Creations Marketing team to promote a progressive inbound approach that aims to help customers easily find the solutions they need. Her passion for educating Australians about the role of nutrition in healthy living and illness recovery drives her to continually foster great marketing that is genuinely helpful for consumers. Nadia also draws on her dietetic research and marketing experience to help inform Flavour Creations’ product development.
Nadia received a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Management) from Newcastle University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours in Sports Nutrition Recovery) from Griffith University in 2016, and has researched in the fields of sports nutrition recovery, nutrition and chronic fatigue, and nutrition and gut health.
She has also presented at the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a member of Dietitians Australia and Sport Dietitians Australia.
Head of Quality
In his role as Head of Quality, Chris Price ensures every Flavour Creations product exceeds rigorous quality and compliance standards, fostering an environment that puts excellent quality and product safety first.
Since 2006, Chris has worked across a variety of industries, starting as a microbiologist for pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. In 2008, he transitioned to quality management for Unilever, operating as a Senior Quality Technologist until he moved to Coca Cola Amatil in 2017. As Quality and Environment Coordinator, he regulated quality for one of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest bottlers until 2020.
Since joining Flavour Creations in late 2020, Chris has energised the company’s strong food safety culture with his expertise. He firmly believes that delighting customers at every stage of the consumer lifecycle is essential to success, and strives to ensure that every Flavour Creations experience is the best that it can be.
Chris received a Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) from the University of Technology Sydney in 1999, and has also completed courses in HACCP, hygienic design, root cause analysis, and internal auditing.
Head of Production
Paul Gordon oversees Flavour Creations’ Manufacturing, Procurement and Supply Chain teams, leveraging over 25 years of food manufacturing experience to ensure continuous process improvements.
Paul began his production career in 1993 at Tip Top Bakeries. Entering the company as a production floor staff member, he eventually progressed to Site Manager, a role which involved managing more than 160 staff. In 2020, he joined Flavour Creations as Production Manager, and, now, as Head of Production, he leads a team of 40 staff committed to producing high-quality nutrition and dysphagia products.
Paul’s strategic operations knowledge has helped streamline Flavour Creations’ production and supply processes, enabling more efficient delivery of powders, drinks and accessories to the community members who need them most.
He’s particularly proud of his transformational management style – under his leadership, team members are encouraged to grow and upskill as they continue to serve the needs of some of Australia’s most vulnerable groups.
Paul received the Weston’s Best and Quality Site of the Year awards from Tip Top in 2019, and earned the Zero Harm Site and Employee of the Year awards in 2020. He also initiated Tip Top’s highly successful Employee Mental Health Program 2019, which was subsequently implemented across all Tip Top sites.
Head of Business
Specialising in value creation, Peta Corbett oversees Flavour Creations’ finance and taxation matters, ensuring ongoing compliance and budget implementation across the breadth of the company.
Peta began her finance career in 2008 as an accountant for Lihir Gold Ltd, assisting with the preparation and deployment of accounting functions in their West African mining operations. In 2010, she transitioned to fleet analysis for Cement Australia, before continuing her management journey in 2017 as Finance Manager at Atlas CEA.
After a successful management tenure characterised by holistic systems refinement, Peta joined Flavour Creations as Head of Business in 2021.
Now, Peta utilises her diverse industry experience to inform effective budgeting and assess potential risks while nurturing Flavour Creations’ Business team. She works to provide strategic financial improvement through ongoing optimisation.
For Peta, finance is a means to leave the world better than when she found it, and she’s proud to be a part of an organisation that seeks to actively improve the lives of everyday Australians.
Peta holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) from Queensland University of Technology, and is a member of CPA Australia.