2021 Speakers

The speakers and chairs include:

Dr Louise Ball

Team Leader / GMO Regulatory Policy
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, DEFRA

Dave Bench

Chief Executive
Crop Protection Association (CPA)

Susannah Bolton

Research Director
Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Liz Bowles

Associate Director Farming and Land Use
Soil Association

Tom Bradshaw

Vice President
National Farmers Union (NFU)

Dr Samantha Cook

Senior Research Scientist
Rothamsted Research

James Copeland

Senior Environment & Land Use Adviser
National Farmers Union (NFU)

Dr Henry Creissen

Research Fellow
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

Hazel Doonan

Head of Agronomy and Crop Protection Sector
Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)

Dr Roma Gwynn


Prof. Marc Hanheide

Professor of Intelligent Robotics and Interactive Systems
University of Lincoln

Dr Chris Hartfield

Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser
National Farmers Union (NFU)

Stuart Knight

Deputy Director NIAB Cambridge and Director of NIAB Agronomy

Chloe Meacher

Joint Head The Pesticides Hub
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Jim Orson

Member of the BCPC Advisory Board
British Crop Production Council (BCPC)

Tony Pexton

BCPC Board and Farmer
British Crop Production Council (BCPC)

Alejandra Querol

Regulatory Manager (UK and Ireland)

Alan du Rieu

Head North Europe / Country Head UK

Dr Christine Snaith

Head of the CRD Pesticides Delivery Team
Health and Safety Executive – Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE CRD)

Grant Stark

Evidence, Committees and New Technologies Policy Lead
Health and Safety Executive – Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE CRD)

Iain Watt

Head of Plant Protection
TSG Consulting

Julian Westaway

General Manager
British Crop Production Council (BCPC)

Dr Adrian Williams

Reader in Environmental Systems
Cranfield University

Janet Williams

Head of Regulatory Science – UK & IE
Bayer CropScience

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