Appointment of director of regulatory affairs

Eden Research plc , the AIM-quoted company focused on sustainable biopesticides for use in global crop protection, animal health and consumer products industries, today announces the appointment of Dr. Michael Carroll as Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Dr Carroll is a leading figure in the field of crop protection products development and registration. He brings international experience to the team having worked in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the USA, with over 30 years’ experience gained in the agrochemical industries. Mike served tenures of over 10 years at both Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto Agricultural Group, holding the various positions including Global Registration Manager and European Registration Manager. At Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, Mike’s responsibilities included the global launch of herbicides and fungicides, experience which will be highly relevant as Eden executes on plans to expand its product offering.

More recently, Mike served as Head of Research and Development for Arysta EMEA, the largest region in Arysta LifeSciences. He was responsible for early stage development and registration of new formulations, the defence of existing active substances, chemical and biosolutions, and ensuring REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) compliance in Europe. For the past year, Michael has been working for TSG Consulting (AIM:SAG) an AIM-quoted Science Group company that provides regulatory and scientific support to chemical companies around the world.

Dr Carroll holds BSc and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the UK universities of Bath and London, respectively, and throughout his career has shown interest in how local politics ultimately controls the regulatory process. Mike is a frequent speaker and published author, regularly participating in Informa Ag Chem and Generics speciality conferences and British Crop Production Council conferences. In 2019, he presented at both of these events on the topic of “The EU General Food Law and Transparency”.

CEO Sean Smith commented: “Dr Carroll is a key appointment that further demonstrates our focus on building a high-calibre team around the core functions within our business. He brings significant capabilities to the Company in the critical areas of product registration and regulatory compliance.  Dr Carroll has a wealth of international experience which has given him invaluable expertise in product registration globally.  Mike comes with a long track record of driving successful regulatory outcomes in the crop protection industry, a network of key industry influencers, and experience in senior roles at industry leaders such as Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto. We are pleased to welcome him to Eden.”

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.