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AHDB Teams

Strategy directors

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Ruth Ashfield

Strategy Director Horticulture

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Angela Christison

Strategy Director Pork

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Martin Grantley-Smith

Strategy Director Cereals & Oilseeds

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Paul Flanagan

Strategy Director Dairy / Scotland

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Rob Clayton

Strategy Director Potatoes

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Will Jackson

Divisional Director – Engagement

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Heads of Knowledge Exchange

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Richard Meredith

Interim Head of Arable Knowledge Exchange

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Debbie Wilson

Head of Knowledge Exchange - Horticulture

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Jen Waters

Head of Knowledge Exchange - Pork

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Image of staff member Karen O'Callaghan Lowe

Karen O'Callaghan Lowe

Head of Ruminant

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Image of staff member Delyth Lewis-Jones

Delyth Lewis-Jones

Head of Dairy Development Wales - Pennaeth Datblygu Llaeth Cymru

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Nic Parsons

Head of Dairy Development

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Derek Carless

Head of Farm Economics

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North East

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Sarah Pick

Knowledge Exchange Manager - National - Beef & Lamb

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Image of staff member Samantha Charlton

Samantha Charlton

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Beef & Lamb

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

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Samantha Bradley

Knowledge Exchange Relationship Manager (North) - Pork

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Rose Riby

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Cereals & Oilseeds

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Graham Bannister

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Potatoes

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Izak Van Heerden

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – Business, Insights & Skills

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Emily Boyce

Strategic Dairy Farms Knowledge Exchange Manager (Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Ffermydd Llaeth Strategol (Cymru)

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North West

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Karl Pendlebury

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Beef & Lamb

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James Hague

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Emily Boyce

Strategic Dairy Farms Knowledge Exchange Manager (Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Ffermydd Llaeth Strategol (Cymru)

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Samantha Bradley

Knowledge Exchange Relationship Manager (North) - Pork

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Michelle Nuttall

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Cereals & Oilseeds

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Image of staff member Graham Bannister

Graham Bannister

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Potatoes

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Izak Van Heerden

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – Business, Insights & Skills

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East Midlands

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Emma Steele

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Beef & Lamb

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Amber Barton

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Potatoes

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Judith Stafford

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals and Oilseeds

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Laura Smith

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Benchmarking)

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Wayne Brough

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Ornamentals)

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Shirley Macmillan

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Stephen West

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Andrew Palmer

Knowledge Exchange Manager (East) - Pork

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East Anglia

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David Wilson

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Potatoes

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Shirley Macmillan

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Andrew Palmer

Knowledge Exchange Manager (East) - Pork

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West Midlands

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Amy Hughes

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Beef and Lamb

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Richard Meredith

Interim Head of Arable Knowledge Exchange

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Alex Wade

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals & Oilseeds

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Wayne Brough

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Ornamentals)

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Emily Collins

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Image of staff member Stephen West

Stephen West

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Image of staff member Meg Spendlove

Meg Spendlove

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Benchmarking)

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Image of staff member Amie Burke

Amie Burke

Skills Manager

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Patrick Loten

Knowledge Exchange Manager (South and Central) - Pork

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South East

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David Wilson

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Potatoes

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Patrick Loten

Knowledge Exchange Manager (South and Central) - Pork

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

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Image of staff member Izak Van Heerden

Izak Van Heerden

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – Business, Insights & Skills

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South West

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Leah Shanks

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Beef & Lamb

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Image of staff member Philip Dolbear

Philip Dolbear

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals and Oilseeds

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Image of staff member Alex Wade

Alex Wade

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals & Oilseeds

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Patrick Loten

Knowledge Exchange Manager (South and Central) - Pork

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Sarah Hurford

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Farm Business

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Image of staff member Bryan Nicholson

Bryan Nicholson

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Image of staff member Kate Harris

Kate Harris

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Mark Campbell

Knowledge Exchange Manager - AgriLeader

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Image of staff member David Pett

David Pett

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Benchmarking)

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Image of staff member Tina Beckmann

Tina Beckmann

Knowledge Exchange Relationship Manager (South) - Pork

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Scotland

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Chris Leslie

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Cereals & Oilseeds

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Image of staff member Julie Clark

Julie Clark

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Benchmarking)

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Image of staff member Doreen Anderson

Doreen Anderson

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Wales

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Richard Meredith

Interim Head of Arable Knowledge Exchange

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Alex Wade

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals & Oilseeds

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Amie Burke

Skills Manager

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Image of staff member Jamie McCoy

Jamie McCoy

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Image of staff member Teaghan Tayler

Teaghan Tayler

Knowledge Exchange Senior Manager Wales Uwch Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Cymru

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Image of staff member Meg Spendlove

Meg Spendlove

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Benchmarking)

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Ifan Owen

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (North Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid (Gogledd Cymru)

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Anna Bowen

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (South West Wales) - Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid (De Orllewin Cymru)

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Ceri Davies

Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager (South West Wales) Rheolwr Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth Iechyd Anifeiliaid

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Menna Davies

Dairy Development Wales Manager - Rheolwr Datblygu Llaeth Cymru

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Delyth Lewis-Jones

Head of Dairy Development Wales - Pennaeth Datblygu Llaeth Cymru

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James Hague

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Dairy

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Emma-Leigh Forman

Finance & Projects Executive - Swyddog Gweithredol Cyllid a Phrosiectau

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Northern Ireland

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Michelle Nuttall

Knowledge Exchange Manager – Cereals & Oilseeds

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National

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Sarah Pick

Knowledge Exchange Manager - National - Beef & Lamb

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Harry Henderson

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Cereals & Oilseeds

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Antonia Walker

Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager - Potatoes

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Image of staff member Zanita Markham

Zanita Markham

Knowledge Transfer Manager (Pork)

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Amie Burke

Skills Manager

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Image of staff member Izak Van Heerden

Izak Van Heerden

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – Business, Insights & Skills

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Mark Campbell

Knowledge Exchange Manager - AgriLeader

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Image of staff member Karen O'Callaghan Lowe

Karen O'Callaghan Lowe

Head of Ruminant

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Image of staff member Jen Waters

Jen Waters

Head of Knowledge Exchange - Pork

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James Taylor

Knowledge Exchange Manager (North) – Pork

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Horticulture Knowledge Exchange

AHDB Horticulture represents more than 300 crops. The Horticulture Knowledge Exchange team is structured by 6 crop sector panels each of which cover several UK regions.

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Debbie Wilson

Head of Knowledge Exchange - Horticulture

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Gracie Emeny

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager - SmartHort

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Wayne Brough

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Ornamentals)

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Horticulture (Fruit)

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Grace Choto

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Field Vegetables (Leafy salads, herbs and speciality veg)

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Nathalie Key

Knowledge Exchange Manager (Protected Edibles, Vine Crops, Mushrooms)

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Market Intelligence Team

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David Swales

Head of Strategic Insight

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Image of staff member Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker

Strategic Insight Manager

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Image of staff member Amandeep Kaur Purewal

Amandeep Kaur Purewal

Senior Analyst - Policy

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Tom Forshaw

Senior Analyst - Policy

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Steven Evans

Senior Consumer Insight Manager

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Kim Malley

Senior Retail Insight Manager

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Chris Gooderham

Head of Market Specialists - Dairy & Livestock

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Duncan Wyatt

Lead Analyst - Red Meat

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Patty Clayton

Lead Analyst - Dairy

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Bethan Wilkins

Senior Analyst - Red Meat

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Rebecca Wright

Analyst - Red Meat

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Hannah Clarke

Analyst - Livestock

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Katherine Jack

Analyst - Dairy

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Vikki Campbell

Arable Market Specialist Manager

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Image of staff member Alice Jones

Alice Jones

Senior Analyst

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Anthony Speight

Analyst Cereals and Oilseeds

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James Webster

Senior Analyst (Cereals and Oilseeds)

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Helen Plant

Senior Analyst - cereals & oilseeds

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Millie Askew

Senior Analyst - Balance Sheet Team

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Farm Business and Skills Expertise

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Derek Carless

Head of Farm Economics

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Image of staff member Alice Blatchford

Alice Blatchford

Business Tools Manager

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Image of staff member Rebecca Brookes

Rebecca Brookes

Business Tools Manager

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Image of staff member Carol Davis

Carol Davis

Lead analyst: farm economics

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Kate Parkes

Senior analyst: farm economics

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Steve Dunkley

Head of Business, Insights and Skills

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Amie Burke

Skills Manager

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Izak Van Heerden

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – Business, Insights & Skills

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Mark Campbell

Knowledge Exchange Manager - AgriLeader

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Animal Breeding and Product Quality Expertise

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Kim Matthews

Head of Animal Breeding & Product Quality

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Sam Boon

Senior manager, animal breeding: Signet

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Alex Brown

Manager, beef breeding projects

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Natalie Cormack

Manager: Beef feed efficiency

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Stuart Friswell

Signet Breeding Technician

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Image of staff member Siobhan Slayven

Siobhan Slayven

Manager: Supply Chain Development

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Andrew Steele

Signet Breeding Technician

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Emma Steele

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Beef & Lamb

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Animal Genetics Expertise

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Marco Winters

Head of Animal Genetics

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Image of staff member Fern Pearston

Fern Pearston

Animal genetics manager

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Crop Health Expertise

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Don Pendergrast

Head of Crop Health and IPM

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Image of staff member Sue Cowgill

Sue Cowgill

Crop Protection Senior Scientist: Pests

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Cathryn Lambourne

Crop Protection Senior Scientist: Disease

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Image of staff member Joe Martin

Joe Martin

Crop protection senior scientist: Pesticide Regulation

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Image of staff member Bill Parker

Bill Parker

Head of Technical Programmes

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Image of staff member Adam Doxford

Adam Doxford

Crop Protection Scientist - Pesticide Regulations

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Image of staff member Catherine Harries

Catherine Harries

Crop protection scientist: diseases

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Katja Maurer

Crop protection scientist

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Image of staff member Rachel McGauley

Rachel McGauley

Plant physiologist

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Image of staff member Jo McTigue

Jo McTigue

Crop Protection Scientific Officer - Pesticide Regulations

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Kim Parker

Crop protection scientist: diseases

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Image of staff member Charlotte Rowley

Charlotte Rowley

Crop protection scientist: pests

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Image of staff member Robert Saville

Robert Saville

Crop protection scientist

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Environmental Expertise

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Jon Foot

Head of Environment & Resource Management

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Image of staff member James Holmes

James Holmes

Environment Senior Scientist

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Harley Stoddart

Resource Management Senior Scientist

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Amanda Bennett

Environment Scientist

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Jim Dimmock

Resource Management Scientist

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Nicola Dunn

Resource Management Scientist

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Georgina Key

Resource Management Scientist

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Image of staff member Alice Sin

Alice Sin

Resource Management Scientist

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Recommended List Team

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Ellie Marshall

Field trials Lead Analyst

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Image of staff member Paul Gosling

Paul Gosling

Senior Manager: Recommended Lists

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Kathryn Hales

Senior field trials data analyst

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Mark Bollebakker

Field trials senior manager

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Sean Burns

Field trials senior manager

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Bastiaan Brak

Research data analyst

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Diana Flower

Field trials data analyst

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Image of staff member Sarah-Jane Osbourne

Sarah-Jane Osbourne

Field trials manager

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Production System Experts

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Dhan Bhandari

Cereal product quality scientist

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Nikki Harrison

Head of Business Development

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Crop Storage Expertise

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Adrian Cunnington

Head of Crop Storage Research

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Image of staff member Adrian Briddon

Adrian Briddon

Crop Storage senior scientist

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Image of staff member Glyn Harper

Glyn Harper

Crop storage senior scientist

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Steve Saunders

Crop storage scientist

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Graeme Stroud

Crop storage scientist

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Animal Health Expertise

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Mandy Nevel

Head of Animal Health and Welfare

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Image of staff member Derek Armstrong

Derek Armstrong

Lead Veterinary Science Expert

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Image of staff member Jenny Gibbons

Jenny Gibbons

Senior scientist: dairy

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Image of staff member Claire Barber

Claire Barber

Health and welfare scientist

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Amey Brassington

Health and welfare scientist

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Image of staff member Lauren Dimmack

Lauren Dimmack

Health and welfare scientist

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Lorna Gow

Health and welfare scientist

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Image of staff member Rebecca Small

Rebecca Small

Health and Welfare Scientist

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Lauren Turner

Animal Health & Welfare Scientist

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Image of staff member Jennifer Newman

Jennifer Newman

Health and welfare scientist

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Image of staff member Martina Dorigo

Martina Dorigo

Dairy Scientist: Nutrition

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Siwan Howatson

Animal Health & Welfare Scientist (Grass & Forage)

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Image of staff member Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris

Health and welfare officer

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Image of staff member Lis King

Lis King

Animal Health & Welfare Senior Scientist

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Bryony Ennis

Animal Health and Welfare Officer

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EAMU team contacts

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Adam Doxford

Crop Protection Scientist - Pesticide Regulations

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Image of staff member Jo McTigue

Jo McTigue

Crop Protection Scientific Officer - Pesticide Regulations

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Knowledge Transfer Team

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Emily Pope

Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager (Cereals & Oilseeds)

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Fiona Geary

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Cereals and Oilseeds

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Natalie Gilbert

Knowledge Transfer Officer (Cereals & Oilseeds)

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Antonia Walker

Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager - Potatoes

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Anne Stone

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Potatoes

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Chloe McKee

Knowledge Transfer Manager (Beef & Lamb)

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Zanita Markham

Knowledge Transfer Manager (Pork)

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James Taylor

Knowledge Exchange Manager (North) – Pork

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Sophie Miller

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Dairy

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