People

BioVale is governed by a Steering Group of regional bioeconomy stakeholders from both the private and public sectors. BioVale’s small team of staff supports the work of the Steering Group. We also have two¬†Special Interest Groups (SIGs): voluntary groups of BioVale members that work to advance a specific aspect of the bioeconomy.

Steering Group

The Chair of the Steering Group is Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of York.

  • Debbie Smith
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research
  • University of York
  • Ben Pearcy
  • Independent food and agribusiness consultant
  • Christine Parry
  • Co-Products Development Manager
  • AB Agri
  • Charlotte Hill
  • Research and Innovation Engineer
  • Drax Group
  • Simon Brereton
  • Head of Economic Growth
  • City of York Council
  • Professor Ian Graham
  • Head of the Department of Biology
  • University of York
  • Tim Frenneaux
  • Enterprise Partnership Manager
  • York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Will Cannon
  • Project Development Director
  • Croda
  • Julian Davies
  • Agronomy Director
  • Stockbridge Technology Centre
  • Rick Mumford
  • Director of Science
  • Fera
  • Joe Ross
  • Director
  • Biorenewables Development Centre
  • Sarah Hickingbottom
  • CEO
  • BioVale
  • Clive Blacker
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Precision Decisions
  • James Clark
  • Director, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
  • University of York
  • Adam Bedford
  • NFU
  • Regional Director
  • Jamie Butterworth
  • Partner
  • Circularity Capital
  • Fabien Deswarte
  • Business Development Manager
  • Circa Chemicals

Staff

  • Elspeth Bartlet
  • Head of Communications
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  • Emma Needham
  • Agrimax Communications Manager
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  • Penny Cunningham
  • THYME Operations Director
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