Dean Gargano is Senior Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé UK, the British arm of the world’s largest food company. Since joining Nestlé in June 2015, Dean has led the company’s engagement and policy work on industrial strategy, skills and Brexit. Before Nestlé, Dean spent seven years working in various public affairs and communications roles in the NHS, at national and local level. His career first began at the Ministry of Defence, where his roles included managing parliamentary business for the Defence Medical Services at the peak of British military activity in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dean has a degree in European Politics and Modern Languages, and lives in West Sussex with his wife and two children.