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Staff Directory

Find information on key SASA staff and their work through the links below. You can sort by first name, surname, email address or telephone number. Alternatively use the keywords search box or select a section from the drop-down box and click Apply.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of SASA staff.

View the organisation chart for an overview of the structure.

First name Surname Job Title
Gerry Saddler Head of Potato and Plant Health; Senior Management Team
Kevin O'Donnell Head of SASA
David Kenyon Head of Diagnostics, Wildlife & Molecular Biology
Valerie Cockerell Head of Official Seed Testing Station for Scotland
Jon Pickup Head of Virology & Zoology
John Kerr Head of Seeds, Varieties & Pesticides; Senior Management Team
Mike Parker Head of Seed Certification
Support Services -
Vincent Mulholland Molecular Biology Unit Manager
Alex Reid Head of Genotyping
Jane Chard Head of Plant Biosecurity and Inspections
Mike Taylor Head of Pesticides (currently on secondment)
Christophe Lacomme Senior Virologist
Triona Davey Potato Export Research Manager
Laura Bowden Seed Physiologist
Gillian McLaren Seed Testing/Quality Manager
Marian McEwan Seed Pathologist
Gill Hartley Senior Wildlife Biologist
Alexandra Schlenzig Senior Plant Pathologist
Lucy Webster Senior Molecular Biologist - Wildlife DNA Forensics
Denise A'Hara Head of Potato
Jacqueline Hughes Acting Head of Pesticides
Laura Melton Senior Analyst
Kirsty Reid Senior Analyst
John Ellicott Potato Export Liaison Officer & Seed Potato Classification Scheme Technical Manager
Elizabeth Sharp Senior Analyst


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