Operations team

Current Vacancies

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to actively support the reporting requirements of the business and be a key member of our busy and growing team. It’s a small team with a national reach so you need to be able to keep an eye on the details and be able to understand the bigger picture.

To find out more, including how to apply, please click here. Closing date for applications is 29 November 2018.

Operations Team

Lyndsay Chapman Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Lyndsay ensures 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.

Nikki Dalby Business Engagement Manager

Nikki joined CIEL in September 2018 and is responsible for identifying and managing research projects. Prior to CIEL, Nikki worked at Fera Science Ltd and has 25 years technical and management experience working in food and chemistry-related sectors.

Imogen Taylor Communications & 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 Mark Young Head of Innovation

Mark is CIEL’s Head of Innovation, 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.

Kate Pattison Financial Controller

Kate 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 is the key administrator of CIEL’s 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 Casey Woodward Head of Business Development

Casey 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.

Jovita Kelmonaite Assistant Accountant

Jovita supports the finance and administrative functions of the business. Jovita joins us from SSCL, where she worked with several large government customers.

Kate Evans Office Administrator

Kate delivers administrative services for CIEL and has a broad range of administrative skills. Prior to CIEL, Kate worked for many years in Human Resources, mainly in the Oil and Gas Industry, Manufacturing and the NHS.