Operations team

Current Vacancies

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Operations Team

Lyndsay Chapman

Chief Executive Officer

Lyndsay joined CIEL in September 2017 as Chief Executive Officer and will ensure delivery of the Agri-tech strategy. Lyndsay is the former agriculture director for Müller and before that in charge of agriculture and communications at Dairy Crest and brings a wealth of experience to the organisation.


Kate Pattison

Financial Controller

Kate joined CIEL in August 2016 as Financial Controller and is responsible for the management of funds from the Innovate UK grant. Prior to CIEL, Kate served as accountant for multiple large-scale organisations in the Yorkshire area.

Kasia Tickle

Project Management Office (PMO) Administrator

Kasia joined CIEL in February 2018 and is responsible for administrating CIEL’s brand new cloud based Portal that acts as a single point of entry to all CIEL members. Kasia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in project management to the business and she oversees CIEL projects making sure they are delivered to the highest standards.

Dr Mark Young

Head of Innovation

Mark joined CIEL in September 2016 as Head of Innovation and is responsible for overseeing development of research assets with our academic partners. Prior to CIEL, Mark was a senior geneticist at Beef & Lamb NZ and actively involved in knowledge exchange activities.


Jovita Kelmonaite

Junior Accountant

Jovita joined CIEL in May 2017 to support the finance and administrative functions of the business.

Imogen Taylor

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Imogen joined CIEL in March 2018 and leads on communications for the team. Imogen brings more than a decade of marketing experience within the agrifood environment and most recently within the conservation sector.

Dr Casey Woodward

Business Development Manager

Casey joined CIEL in September 2016 as Business Development Manager and is responsible for identifying and managing research projects. Prior to CIEL, Casey headed up Business Development at Aptamer Group and has a Ph.D in Medical Science from the Hull York Medical School.

Sarah Greenslade

Office Administrator

Sarah joined CIEL in March 2018 to deliver administrative services for CIEL. She brings significant experience from her role working for government recruitment and first-hand knowledge of the Agri-Tech sector from involvement with her parents’ sheep farm in Somerset.

Peter Ewart

Legal Counsel

Peter is a consultant solicitor at BPE Solicitors. Previously Peter has provided on-house services to the STEM sector in the computer networking, material science, pharmaceutical and food industries.