I have spent my entire education and career in chemistry and in particular the interface of chemistry with respect to biology.
This was initially through the optimisation of formulations using surfactants and rheology agents, but for the last 26 years or so via the improvement of plant protection and nutritional spray applications using novel tank-mix adjuvants based on the latest developments in surfactant and polymer chemistry.
Together with my colleagues we successfully introduced new adjuvant technologies to over 20 countries in Europe as well as many non-EU countries.
Education and Qualifications
Classical Chemist (degree, PhD, Post Doc, 1977-1984)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
Chartered Chemist (CChem)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Sloan Fellow of The London Business School
Career (short version)
1984: Laboratory Manager in Stockholm (KenoGard, Nobel), ended as Export Director, 1989
1990: Berol Nobel (now Akzo Nobel) Deputy General Manger Surface Chemistry, ended as General Manager Industrial Surfactants, 1994
1994 to date: Managing Director of De Sangosse Ltd (previously Loveland Industries Ltd.)
1995 to date: Chairman of the United Kingdom Adjuvant Association.
2008 to date: Chairman of the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group.
2016: Vice-President of the International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals and elected Chairman of the 2020 Conference.