Redag Crop Protection has strengthened its board with the appointment of Dr Deborah Keith, a leading figure in the agrichemicals sector, as a non-executive director.
Dr Keith, spent 15 years with Syngenta, the global $14bn+ revenue agrochemicals group, where for three years she was head of global R&D external collaborations.
Previously she headed the Syngenta crop protection research portfolio to deliver global products to development, leading R&D strategy development and organisational change.
Dr Keith, who has a PhD in plant genetics, has more than 30 years’ experience in the science and technology sector, including academic research in plant genetics and in international development in Bhutan.
She is currently a non-executive director of the Aerospace Technology Institute and the James Hutton Institute, and Council member of the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council), University of Warwick and the John Innes Centre.
"Deborah’s appointment is another key milestone for us"
She said: "I am delighted to join Redag, which I believe has a great opportunity in the agrichemicals market place. The majority of research and innovation in agrochemicals is usually done by the global companies in partnership with universities, so it’s exciting and challenging to be part of growing a business in this area."
"I am really looking forward to working with Bill Thompson and the team and making a contribution to the success of Redag."
Bill Thompson, founder and chief executive of Cheshire-based Redag Crop Protection said: "Deborah’s appointment is another key milestone for us. I am delighted to have her on our board at an exciting time for our business."
"She has superb knowledge and contacts in our sector and is already adding value to us."