Following the acquisition of Monsanto’s crop protection and seed businesses by Bayer, and the disposal of the Nunhems seed business to BASF, a number of changes are being made to the UK horticulture and potatoes team from 1 September.
Tim Lacey, who has been the Horticulture Campaign Manager for the last five years is moving to head up Bayer’s DeKalb oilseed rape and seed treatment sector and will no longer be involved in the horticultural sector. He will be replaced by Claire Matthewman who returns to the role of Product Manager for Fruit and Vegetables.
Claire will work alongside Jack Hill, who picks up the technical and commercial aspects for fruit and veg products. Jack and will also be covering this role for roots products too (potatoes and sugar beet) and he will take up Steve Humphrey’s Food Chain role as Steve leaves the company after many years of diligent service.
Amy King is moving from Bayer’s field trials group to join the Roots and Horti team to manage close-to-market trials and demonstrations, while Neil Thompson and Miles Taylor will also be leaving the company over the next few months.
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