Mandy Haberman, the successful inventor/entrepreneur and founder and creative director of Haberman Products, is one of two immediate appointments announced to the non-executive Steering Board of the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Mandy is perhaps best known for her invention of the original, non-spill baby-feeder Anywayup® Cup. Built on IP, her career has spanned 30 years. Mandy was awarded Female Inventor of the Year 2000. Her most recent invention, the Haberman® Suckle Feeder, launched globally in 2015.

Mandy is a keen advocate of the importance of IP rights and is committed to raising awareness, educating and campaigning to help make IPR more accessible for SMEs and individuals.

Also appointed with Mandy is Dr Andrew Mackintosh, currently chairman of Sphere Fluidics Limited, a biotechnology tools company aiming to transform the search for new drugs and medicines.

The non-executive directors of the Steering Board provide a valuable external perspective to the IPO. They give influence and access to networks which the organisation would otherwise not have. Their experience helps shape the overall strategy of the IPO and ensures quality and governance are of the highest standards.

Read the UK IPO Press Release for further information.