Dr Tina Barsby

Chief Executive at National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

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Chief Executive, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

Dr Tina Barsby was appointed as Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge in September 2008. NIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation that is based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and the UK agricultural industry. Tina has significant experience in the agricultural crop sector, having worked for the French farmer-owned Group Limagrain for 18 years.

She has extensive scientific experience in biotechnology and seed development, especially in wheat and oilseed rape, and has been involved in various cross-sector activities bringing together scientists and breeders. She is internationally recognised for scientific achievements in plant biology, and has experience of operating in a global private sector organization. She has led and managed multifaceted, product driven, research and development programmes in North America and UK/mainland Europe. She is familiar with fiscal and financial procedures, is experienced in HR, site management and project management. Tina is well networked with industry and research funding bodies.

Tina has a first degree in Agricultural Botany from the University of Wales at Bangor, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham, supervised by Professor E C Cocking. She spent a postdoctoral period at Kansas State University, and worked at Allelix Inc, Ontario, Canada for several years before returning to the UK in 1989.

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