14 July 2024

  Richard Milling, Managing Director
Richard joined Agronaturalis in 2009 after spending 20 years with multi-national agrochemical companies in the UK, Germany and France. A PhD plant biochemist by training, Richard began his career in fungicide research before moving into the commercial field in global and European marketing positions. In Agronaturalis, working together with a close team of highly experienced colleagues, it has been a real achievement to make a success of Armicarb with our partners in Europe and now further afield. And as part of the De Sangosse family, we look forward to exciting new opportunities with our rich pipeline of projects for the future.
  Tom A Smith MBA, MAAT, Finance Director
After several senior management positions over a 15-year period, across a range of industries, Tom founded an award-winning accountancy practice in 2002, which specialized in SME start-up's. Tom joined the board of Agronaturalis in 2011. Fun fact: Tom speaks fluent German, is learning Spanish and loves skiing.
  John Handal, Marketing & Commercial Manager
John has led several international business strategy projects in companies in the agrochemical industry. He also brings over 10 years as a professional linked to the development and sales of plant protection products in different positions in the international sales area. He has a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness, along with a MBA. Joined Agronaturalis in 2023.
  Penny Headlam, Management Accountant
Qualified chartered accountant with a BA (Hons) in accounting from Portsmouth University. Worked in practice with a variety of audit and accountancy clients for 17 years and latterly in corporate finance. Worked for the NHS and some charities for 13 years. Joined Agronaturalis in 2022.
  Helen Hills, Accounts and Office Manager
Helen graduated as a BSc Combined Honours degree from Aston University in Business Administration with French - July 1985. She managed for 10 years the logistics and accounts for an importer of rubber gloves from Malaysia and Spain to the UK supermarkets. Book-keeper for several companies for more than 20 years. Joined Agronaturalis in 2017.
  Andy Upton, Supply Chain and Logistics
30 years' experience in S&OP management & project management in agrochemicals, fine chemicals and cosmetics sectors. Since 2017 Andy has been providing supply chain, operations & project services to Agronaturalis.
  Liz Jones, Purchasing Manager
Liz has 9 years' experience procuring both commodity & specialty chemicals from around the world and across a variety of industries. 7 years at Monarch Chemicals Ltd as Buyer / Product Manager and 2 years at BBI Solutions as the Biologicals Procurement Specialist. Joined Agronaturalis in 2023.
  Laurence Prieto, Global Development Manager
Graduated with a master's degree in crop protection and agronomy, Laurence worked in consultancy companies as an efficacy specialist for several years, before joining Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe, working mainly on the development of new fungicides. Until recently, Laurence was Development Group Leader of the efficacy team for all R&D activities. She joined Agronaturalis in 2023.
  Manel Orpella, Development South Europe
Director of independent consultancy company, DEVREG CONSULTA SLU, specialized in development and registration of plant protection products, fertilizers and biocides in Europe. Agronomist specialized in plant protection at the University of Lleida, Faculty of Agronomy. More than 30 years of experience as independent consultant, either in industry or official services for development and registration of plant protection products, including implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Integrated Crop/Pest Control (IPM/ICM) standards.
  Bernd Tiggemann
25 years with his own contract research organisation running pan-European projects to develop and register seeds, plant protection products, and fertilisers. Bernd now provides strategic input to Agronaturalis, with special focus on Germany and Central Europe.
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