I have 12 years' experience as a company director, with proven commercial ability (particularly in the management and control of risk in an international context); a sound scientific background and an excellent track record in the management of research. I am a recognised authority on the commercial development and production of novel oilseed crops. My particular experience includes:

A full curriculum vitae is available on request

Employment History

1978 - 83 Hurst Gunson Cooper Taber Ltd, Witham, Essex
Breeding agricultural lupins (Lupinus albus and L. angustifolius) for animal feed, and evening primrose (Oenothera spp.) for healthfood and pharmaceutical use, on contract for Efamol Ltd

1983 - 1999 Efamol Ltd (later Scotia Pharmaceuticals Ltd), Guildford, Surrey
Natural Resources Officer, responsible for production and research for all botanical raw materials

(1986) Appointed to the board of Efamol Ltd (later Scotia Pharmaceuticals Ltd) as Seed Production Director
1999 - Independent Consultant, Dorking, Surrey
         Visiting Lecturer - University of Surrey
Associate Editor - Economic Botany
Assistant Editor - Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Industrial Profiles)
Category Editor - Open Directory Project (

Personal Profile

Age: 59
Education:     MA (University of Cambridge - Natural Sciences ) awarded 1978
PhD (University of Cambridge - Plant Breeding) awarded 1979
Societies: Institute of Directors (Fellow)
Royal Horticultural Society
Society for Economic Botany (Past Council member and UK President)
Society of Chemical Industry

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