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
Support Services -
Mike Parker Head of Seed Certification
Jon Pickup Head of Virology & Zoology
John Kerr Head of Agricultural Science Delivery; Senior Management Team
Valerie Cockerell Head of Official Seed Testing Station for Scotland
Gerry Saddler Chief Plant Health Officer for Scotland and Head of SASA; Senior Management Team
Kevin O'Donnell Head of Potato, Plant Health & Wildlife; Senior Management Team
David Kenyon Head of Diagnostics, Wildlife & Molecular Biology
Alex Reid Head of Genotyping
Ros McHugh Potato Pathology Manager
Vincent Mulholland Molecular Biology Unit Manager
Mike Taylor Head of Pesticides
Triona Davey Acting Head of Potato Branch
Christophe Lacomme Senior Virologist
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
Jacqueline Hughes Head of Pesticide Survey Unit/Pesticides Adviser
Laura Melton Senior Analyst
Kirsty Reid Senior Analyst
John Ellicott SPCS Technical Manager
Elizabeth Sharp Senior Analyst
Gillian Reay Pesticide Usage Survey Manager
Susan Ross Quality Manager
Fiona Highet Entomology Manager
Jennifer Sjölund Project Leader
Kim Davie Potato Nematologist
Emma Back Project Leader - Euphresco
Jason Sumner ABG Researcher - Industrial Microbiology
Johan Wardlaw Pesticide Usage Surveyor
Carol Monie Pesticide Usage Surveyor
Mairi Carnegie Assistant Zoology Manager