Adviser to the BGT Board

Doug has been Advisor at Bio-Gene since December 2017. He is a former Managing Director of Nufarm, a position he held for more than 15 years during which time he successfully transformed Nufarm to become one of the world’s leading crop protection and seed companies with an extensive global footprint. He has more than 40 years’ experience, with expertise in specific functional areas and has chemical engineering and commerce background.

Doug serves as the Chairman of Rathbone Wine Group, Director of Cotton Seed Distributors, AgBiTech, Delta Agribusiness and Go Resources Pty Ltd. He is also a Member of the Rabo Bank Advisory Board.


Scientific Advisory Board Member

Catherine is a Professor of Entomology at Purdue University. She was part of an internationally recognised medical entomology research program focusing on the biology and control of arthropod vectors (e.g., mosquitoes, sand flies and ticks) that transmit diseases to humans and animals.

Together with collaborators, she created the Purdue Insecticide Discovery Pipeline (PIDP) that employs an innovative, target-based approach for the discovery and development of novel mode of action insecticides that have limited effects on non-pest species.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the President’s Fellow for the Life Sciences, and is a Showalter Faculty Scholar.


Chemistry & Manufacturing Consultant

Neil is an experienced Industrial Chemist, who has been employed by Monsanto for more than 40 years. He is a specialist in formulation development, production and process management. Neil is also qualified for manufacturing plant audits, quality and environmental management.



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