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


by Dr. Radut