The current editor, Professor Chris Smith, will officially step down from his role in November 2013. However, in order to ensure a smooth and thorough handover, the pair will be working together from July 2013.
Brennan is currently Professor of food science at Lincoln University in New Zealand. He has previously held positions at Durham University, Plymouth University, Massey University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
‘First point of reference’
Brennan said it was his aim to develop the journal to become the “first reference point” for thought leaders of food science and technology across the world.
Jon Poole, chief executive of the IFST, said: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint Charles as our new editor-in-chief and look forward to working with him as he builds on the success of IJFST and develops the Journal in what appears to be a new and exciting era in research publishing.”