AlphaBio’s success is underpinned by a united team of enthusiastic, driven professionals who have helped shape the company vision and are bringing sustainable biocontrol products to market, with the objective of changing agriculture for the better.
Iain previously worked in private equity investment, with a focus on large scale agricultural businesses from diverse geographies. Through this work, he developed an awareness of the impact contemporary production systems have on soil, water quality and insect life. This built an understanding about the pressing importance of developing more sustainable ways of producing high quality crops, without negatively impacting the natural environment. Under Iain’s leadership, AlphaBio has maintained strong principles, which remain core to the company’s ethos. Iain believes in creating products with a scientific base, supporting every claim and statement with robust data and ensuring the correct regulatory approval processes are followed diligently.
Alfeo is an agricultural scientist who completed his formative training at the University of Bologna, with which he retains a research and development connection. His career has seen him involved in the manufacture of a broad range of significant agricultural technologies in Europe, Africa and the US for multinational organisations, such as Monsanto, Mycogen and Agrigenetics. For the past 30 years, Alfeo’s focus has been on the natural world as the source of future technologies. From working with colleagues at various academic institutes, he has developed technologies that involve natural chemistry, microbiology and hybrid technology.
Catherine started working with AlphaBio in 2021. She holds an MSC in Agronomy and Sustainable Crop Production from the University of Warwick and is BASIS qualified. With commercial experience at Bayer CropScience, Catherine has worked on research for biological controls, as well as political and regulatory advice on combinable crops and seeds to help companies navigate developing UK and EU legislation.
With an MSc in Agricultural Sciences, Alberto has worked in the agricultural industry since 1986. His early career was spent providing technical assistance to farmers through experimental test site facilities and efficacy field trail management. His career also found him working in global product management, product marketing, brand strategy and product development. Alberto has been working with AlphaBio since March 2021 as the Product Portfolio Development Lead, bringing with him a wealth of experience in crop protection.
Sally joined AlphaBio in 2014 as the company’s first employee. She’s had a varied career working in media and journalism across the US and Europe, before moving into managing the information technology and security risk compliance for British Telecom. As a member of AlphaBio’s senior leadership team, Sally ensures the smooth running of the company, in addition to looking after all corporate governance, HR and IT security matters.
Susie started working with AlphaBio in 2019, having worked previously as a marketing administrator for a London-based advertising company and more recently in the education sector. She brings valuable, specialist skills to AlphaBio and has successfully obtained accreditation for the company’s products in all relevant global geographies. Susie has also been providing administrative support to the company’s Southern and Central EU marketing teams.
Clare is a FCCA Qualified Accountant with a BA(Hons) in Accountancy. She has previous experience as a Finance Director at a pioneering R&D company, which was part of a publicly listed multinational group. Clare brings her expertise to AlphaBio, where she manages the demands of a growing company and provides timely, accurate financial reporting on a multinational basis.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Julian has worked in plant science and food production for over 35 years. With a background in plant biochemistry, he has worked for a number of companies in research, project management and latterly in communication, public affairs and change management. He is passionate about science communication and believes that productive farming must go hand-in-hand with promoting biodiversity. This makes him the perfect fit to lead corporate, media and marketing communications in a progressive R&D company like AlphaBio.
Guido is an Agronomist who has worked in crop protection since graduating with a PhD in Ecology of Agriculture. During his career he has worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred Italia, Monsanto Agricoltura Italia and EuroChem Agro, with roles in agronomy, new technology, and product and crop management. He has also assisted marketing teams, providing technical advice in developing and coordinating projects on soil fertility, precision farming, weather forecasting and mycotoxin contamination. He has published scientific papers on agriculture, new technology, crop protection and product risk assessment.
Marta has 16 years’ experience working with multinational crop protection and bio-stimulant companies in the Mediterranean. Her areas of specialisation are vines, fruit and vegetables. During her career she has worked with a range of technologies, but for the last few years her focus has been on biological crop protection solutions and plant nutrition. Marta has been working to achieve the equilibrium of producing high-quality crops, with no negative impact on the natural environment. With a degree in Agricultural Sciences and Plant Breeding from the Universitat Politècnica Valencia and Università Cattolica Sacre Cuore, Marta has also completed post-degree studies in Strategic Marketing Management. She has coordinated numerous R&D projects and has published a number of scientific papers on crop protection.
Daniela has a degree in accounting and a wealth of administrative management experience, which she uses to support AlphaBio’s research and development work. She is also responsible for managing transport of manufactured goods from our production plant to the various distribution centres around Europe, and for the shipment of test samples around the world to aid the company’s product development programme.