Fraser Black has been appointed CEO of Crop Health and Protection (CHAP).
He has more than 30 years’ commercial experience in sales, marketing, and business and market development in the bioscience industry.
Mr Black said: “I have a passion for both the development and adoption of innovation to drive health and wealth and I am absolutely committed to the driving principle behind CHAP, which is that science, technological and process innovation is the key to raising crop productivity through transforming our approach to the management of weeds, pests, diseases, water and soil.”
CHAP has several new and cutting edge capabilities coming on stream this year. These include the E_flows mesocom, which will provide a testbed for agrochemicals and other products, the soil unit at Cranfield, the fine phenotyping facility at Rothamsted, a new biopesticide screening facility and new LED facility at Stockbridge.
“We will also be working on a number of exciting new projects which we will be taking forward for funding rounds, whilst hosting regular engagement days to identify more opportunities,” said Mr Black.