Sam Brooke to lead the BSPB

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has appointed Samantha Brooke as its new chief executive effective from July 1st. She succeeds Dr Penny Maplestone, who left the BSPB after 22 years – the last 16 as chief executive – last month to set up her own garden...

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Chair change at the BSPB

Andrew Newby was elected as chairman of the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) at the Society’s recent Annual General Meeting. He succeeds Richard Summers of RAGT Seeds in the role. Mr Newby is regional director for the UK and France at German multinational...

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