CIEL Chief Executive Lyndsay Chapman has been appointed to the Board of AIRTO, the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations.
Lyndsay will sit on the Board with immediate effect as a Director Member. In addition to her leadership of CIEL, Lyndsay brings to AIRTO experience of a 25-year career within the UK food industry, including senior roles at Muller and Dairy Crest.
As the membership body for organisations operating in the UK’s innovation, research and technology sector, AIRTO helps its members to network and share best practice and progresses dialogue with government and industry stakeholders.
Andrew Jamieson, Chair of AIRTO, said: “CIEL is a very active player in the UK’s Innovation, Research and Technology sector. We are delighted that Lyndsay is joining the Board, bringing with her a tremendous range of experience in the food and agri-tech sectors, which will be invaluable for our Governance, the learning of good practice across the AIRTO membership and for the advancement of food and agri-tech solutions for climate change.”
Commenting on her appointment, Lyndsay said: “This is a great opportunity to extend CIEL and the wider UK Agri-Tech Centres involvement within AIRTO. Importantly, it ensures the interests of the food and farming sector are represented on the Board for the first time. I’m keen to learn from and share best practice with the broad range of sectors AIRTO spans – all focussed on research & innovation.”
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