Julianne Ponan

Founder & CEO, Creative Nature

Julianne Ponan

Julianne was diagnosed with severe anaphylaxis at two years old, she has multiple allergies to all peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, chickpeas and more. Julianne is the Ambassador for MedicAlert and the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

She is the founder and CEO of Creative Nature a Top 14 allergen free brand, through her own experiences and challenges living with allergies she focused on Creative Nature to be at the forefront of ‘free from’ innovation, pushing the boundaries and launching a range of free from foods with good nutrition.

Creative Nature has grown from strength to strength launching the brand into Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Co-op, Asda, Tesco and exports to 16 countries including the UAE.

Julianne is an allergy advocate fighting for change, making people with allergies lives easier and less stressful, and regularly featuring their stories on her blog. She has spoken at the Houses of Parliament and is a judge for the Free From Food Awards.

Julianne was recently on the Forbes 30 under 30 List; she was voted by the public as the Guardian's Leader of the Year. Julianne’s company Creative Nature has won Scale Up of the Year in the FSB National Awards and fought off fierce competition of over 2000 businesses Nationally to take the title of the FSB Business of the year and Overall, Winner of the night in 2018.