Stephenson had spells at Scarborough Building Society and Aviva before joining McCain Foods in 2008, initially to set up the company’s internal communications function. She took up her current position, with responsibility for corporate comms for the GB region, in 2013, and leads a four-strong team from McCain’s UK head office in Scarborough.

Given the increased scrutiny on the food industry nowadays, it’s no surprise that much of the comms team’s efforts are focused on stressing the quality of the ingredients that make up McCain’s chips and wedges, and their place in a “healthy, balanced diet”. Stephenson’s daily yoga practice – she’s a qualified yoga and ballet teacher – should mean she stays calm in any crisis though.