In the Nick of time: Hoxton Farms' newest board member

The Hoxton Farms team keeps getting more awesome. This time, we’re expanding our leadership with an incredible new board member: Nick Halla, former Chief Strategy Officer and SVP International at Impossible Foods.

Impossibly perfect: about Nick

It was a sunny day in New York when our co-founders, Ed and Max, first met Nick. It may as well have been raining, because they walked into the Collaborative Fund office and only emerged four hours later, after talking about everything from team dynamics to techno-economics. The passionate conversation continued over dinner, when they bonded over their mutual love of the outdoors. If someone climbs mountains for fun they have to be resilient, well-prepared and strategic. They knew they had found their board member.

Beyond being a hiking enthusiast, Nick Halla is a plant-based foods pioneer. He was a founding employee at Impossible Foods, where he teamed up with Pat Brown in 2011 to create a better food system.

Nick helped build Impossible Foods from the ground up. Appointed Senior Vice President of International in 2018, he led Impossible’s international strategy, development and commercial operations as they expanded worldwide. Nick holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA and master’s degree in Environment and Resources, both from Stanford University.

Fat is where the flavour’s at: why Nick is helping Hoxton Farms fulfil its mission

Nick is a titan in the meat alternatives industry. His decision to join our board is a huge vote of confidence for Hoxton Farms. He knows first-hand that consumers crave delicious meat alternatives and there is a huge opportunity to supercharge alternative meat with delicious cultivated fat.

Not only is Nick passionate about sustainability and extremely knowledgeable about foodtech, but his commercialisation and growth experience at Impossible Foods will be invaluable as we scale Hoxton Farms and expand internationally.

“Today’s plant-based products have shown how delicious and nutritious eating plants can be and have transformed how consumers connect their food choices with sustainability. But the industry is just getting started and has a long way to go to live up to its promise. Joining the Hoxton Farms board gives me an opportunity to support an innovative, dynamic team to deliver on the next generation of meat alternatives.” - Nick Halla

With Nick’s help, Hoxton Farms takes one step closer to creating a deliciously fatty future.