Tina is a plant geneticist well-known for her scientific achievements and significant experience in the agricultural crop sector. CEO of NIAB since 2008, her strong leadership skills and supportive staff have enable Tina to position NIAB to where it is today as an internationally recognised and innovative organisation. Tina has a first degree in Agricultural Botany from the University of Wales at Bangor, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. She spent a postdoctoral period at Kansas State University, and worked at Allelix Inc, Ontario, Canada for several years before returning to the UK in 1989. She joined Nickerson UK (now part of the Limagrain Group) where she remained until joining NIAB in 2006. As well as being a Trustee of the John Innes Foundation, Tina is a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology; a Trustee of the Lawes Agricultural Trust; a member of the Board of Agrimetrics; a member of the Agri-Food Technology Council; and an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies. Tina was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.