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Dr Tina Barsby CEO

Tina BarsbyChief Executive

T: +44 (0)1223 342280
E: Dr Tina Barsby

NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE, UK

Tina, a plant geneticist well-known for her scientific achievements and significant experience in the agricultural crop sector, is the CEO of NIAB. Tina has led and managed multifaceted, product driven, research and development programmes in North America and UK/mainland Europe. Tina has a first degree in Agricultural Botany from the University of Wales at Bangor, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. 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. She joined Nickerson UK (now part of the LG Group) where she remained until joining NIAB in 2006. Tina is a member of the Agri-Food Technology Council and is Chairman of a BBSRC responsive mode committee.  Tina was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology.