Embracing new opportunities


Mar, 2022

We’re now three months into 2022 and, like the two previous years, it’s shaping up to be a year of significant uncertainty – but also of opportunity.

Here at Lincoln Agritech, we’re embracing that opportunity, and forging ahead with our growth plans – aiming to deliver more cutting-edge agritech science and solutions.

Central to that growth is ensuring we have the team to deliver, and we are pleased to have been joined by some exceptional scientists already this year. Eva Anton joined us at the beginning of  this year as Team Leader, Electromagnetic Sensing, and Simon Kelly joined us as Team Leader, Biotechnology.

We have also recently appointed a new Group Manager, Business Development & Marketing, and General Manager, HydroMetrics – both of whom will be starting next month. And we are advertising for a Research Manager for our New Materials team. 

Our New Materials team is on a significant growth curve, and you can read more about the central role they have played in commissioning and operating a pilot processing facility for Wool Source.

This month our long-serving Chair, Ted Rogers, has stepped down. Ted has been leading Lincoln Agritech since 2009. Lincoln Agritech has prospered under Ted’s leadership, and we thank him and wish him well.

Our new Chair is Bruce Gemmell, who has been a director since June 2019. Bruce is also Chancellor of Lincoln University.

In this newsletter we also have stories about some of the young scientists who have been working with us over summer, and how three weeks in the field with freshwater scientist Juliet Clague had a profound effect on two final-year kura students. We’re proud to play our part in encouraging the researchers of the future, and help them develop a passion for agritech science.

We hope you enjoy reading out our plans and progress, and look forward to continuing to embrace the new opportunities this dynamic world is presenting.

Peter Barrowlclough

Lincoln Agritech CEO

Embracing new opportunities