Director Peter Prentice welcomes Sarah Russell French, a highly credentialled heavyweight in her respective field of expertise, who comes from Corteva Agriscience as Agripower’s inaugural Regulatory Affairs Manager.
“Sarah brings significant and broad experience to Agripower at a time when we are experiencing a transformative period in the Company as we take ourselves to the next level – the international market. Sarah has global experience which is invaluable, and we are extremely fortunate in having secured such an outstanding individual for this key managerial position” said Peter Prentice.
On being asked what brought Sarah to the world of agriculture and ultimately Agripower, it seems interest began early.
“My passion for agriculture started at a young age with horses, so a career in agriculture seemed the next logical step. Once entering the workforce as a graduate, I combined two of my key interests – agriculture and politics, to move into the world of regulatory sciences. To be successful in regulatory you need to have the technical skills of a scientist and be able to think like a politician. The majority of my career focussed on biotechnology and genome editing, both novel areas of science, at the multi-national level. When the opportunity presented itself to work in a different but yet similarly ground-breaking and unique industry, that of biogenic silicon fertilisers, I was thrilled to make the move to Agripower” says Sarah.
“To work for an innovate Australian company, as the Regulatory Affairs Lead, and a key person on the management team is a challenging and exciting prospect. Agriculture is an ever-evolving industry that has a strong drive towards environmental sustainability, technology development, food security and unique, affordable, green solutions. Continued rapid population growth requires us to empower and enable people to feed our ever-growing world. Agripower is at the forefront of this drive, and through our leading unexampled product portfolio, both current and future, we are able to help achieve these goals both locally and internationally. I am delighted to be a member of the team at Agripower and look forward to the adventure that awaits as we continue to grow.”
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