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Director of Science:

Heather SandersHeather Sanders

Heather manages the research projects and collaborations of Crop Innovations and is the first point of contact for inquiries. Heather is an experienced project manager with expertise in biotechnology adaptation and crop research.



Executive Board Members:

Rod Scott Rod Scott

Rod is Professor of Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Bath, studying the molecular genetics of seed development and working to improve algal biotechnology. More information



John Beeching John Beeching

John is a Reader at the University of Bath studying post-harvest physiolgical deterioration in cassava with the aim of improving the market value of the crop. More information



Charlotte AllenderCharlotte Allender

Charlotte is an Assistant Professor un the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick She is interested in genetic diversity in crops and related wild species and leads the UK Vegetable Genebank, an internationally significant seed collection. More information



Non-executive Board Members:

Andrew BennettAndrew Bennett

Andrew is President of the Tropical Agricultural Association (UK), a Director of the Doyle Foundation and is Chair of Board of the International Network on Bamboo and Rattan. He was Director of Rural Livelihoods and Environment for DfID.