Our core team

Julie, Barbara, Lies and Lauren have different backgrounds, but all four are passionate about crisis management and communication. Their different profiles make a perfect mix to approach every crisis situation with a broad perspective.


Enjoys playing padel and walking her dog.

Julie has been active at Food Security since 2007. She is a criminologist who started her career as a researcher at the Free University of Brussels. There, she got a taste for crisis management.

As an advisor at Food Security, Julie wants to inspire companies to invest time and energy in crisis management. Convinced of the essential importance of 'preparing for a crisis', she assists teams in their training process and strengthening their own talents.

Julie supports our members when things go wrong, because they will, one day...


Is a creative person who loves a good book.

Barbara has been part of the team since 2016. 

After an internship at a PR agency, she studied crisis communication. Her thesis was about the crisis communication of Brussels Airlines during the attacks of 22/03/2016. 

At Food Security, Barbara is a member of the Cyber Security Coalition and participates in various initiatives to create awareness around cyber security.

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Is a social animal, coffee lover and travel enthusiast.

Lies joined the team as a crisis management trainer & consultant in June 2023.

She discovered her passion for crisis management during her master's degree in business communication. Lies enthusiastically prepares companies in the food sector for crisis situations. Getting others on board with her story is one of her talents.

What can you always wake her up for? A nice chat, a trip to cool coffee bars, restaurants or cocktail bars. 

Want to chat about crisis management over a cup of coffee? Connect with Lies on LinkedIn.


Is a creative bookworm with a love for yoga.

Since studying journalism and communications, Lauren has not let go of the communications profession. She started as a copywriter, then became a project manager and in June 2023 she joined Food Security as marketing and communications manager.

She prefers to start the day with yoga and cuddling her cat. In her daily work, too, she always seeks a good balance between fun and focus. A seasoned bookworm, she is always happy to crunch new information.

Want to ping-pong about your crisis communication plan or do you really want to feature in a video testimonial 😉? Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

Vacature: Crisismanagement trainer en consultant

Word jij ons nieuw teamlid? Wij zoeken een nieuwe Crisismanagement trainer & consultant. Bekijk de vacaturepagina voor meer info.

Vacature: stagiar Creatieve Communicatie en Digital Marketing

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Our network

We consist of a network of experts who are specialized in various fields. They act quickly and confidentially.

Wie is Food Security?

History of origin

Food Security is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1986 on the initiative of several
responsible individuals working in the Belgian food industry. First, Food Security was a part of FEVIA (Federation of the Belgian Food Industry). Since 1995, it has been an independent organisation. Today, over 80 companies - from SMEs to multinationals - are Food Security members.

Ready to reinforce your company against a crisis?

We offer you an external and objective view on the facts 24/7, including an evaluation of the situation and advice on how to handle it.