Simon Conway is HCP’s part time CEO. Simon comes from a family farming background and has worked within the fresh produce and horticulture sector for 35 years. He holds a masters in business administration. During his long career with Vitacress Ltd, he was commercial director and then managing director of Vitacress Herbs ltd. Most recently, he was managing director of Vitacress Salads Ltd, which grows open field, leafy salads, spinach, watercress and herbs at farming locations in southern England as well as in Portugal and Spain. Simon was vice chairman of West Sussex Growers association for four years and is a business mentor for Flourish in Food
Simon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Parker is a crop protection scientist at HCP. She has over 20 years’ experience in UK horticulture. She has specialised in minor-use plant protection product regulation since 2021 with responsibility for field vegetables, leafy salads and herbs.
Kim coordinates Emergency Authorisation applications and residue studies for HCP and also leads on seed treatment issues. With a PhD in plant pathology, Kim worked for ADAS from 2000 conducting applied research on crop diseases, with a focus on field vegetables and protected edibles, before joining AHDB in 2016 as a research manager and crop protection scientist.
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Jo is a crop protection scientist and focuses on ornamental crops, protected vining crops and mushrooms. Jo also specialises in worker exposure risk assessment and manages the crop association risk registers to ensure that the main priorities are recognised for each crop group.
Jo champions biopesticides within the HCP team. She has a PhD and research background in viral and fungal control of lepidopteran pests and works to ensure that a greater range of biological products become available to growers. Jo has experience of contract research, conducting, and then managing, efficacy field trials, and compiling reports and biological assessment dossiers to support product registrations.
Jo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos is a crop protection scientist at HCP. He has a degree in plant pathology and a master’s degree in engineering, agronomy and agricultural engineering. Carlos has a farming background and is a data management specialist. At HCP he focuses on soft fruit and tree fruit crop protection issues.
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Grace is a crop protection scientist at HCP. She has over 10 years’ experience in horticulture scientific research with a zoology undergraduate degree and MRes degree in biology. Grace works alongside growers and liaises with researchers and plant protection product companies to bring new crop protection solutions to growers. At HCP, she works closely with a range of field vegetable crop groups.
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Lindsey has worked in crop protection for more than four years and acts as the HCP team coordinator. She leads on website communications for growers and agronomists.
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Sandra Hey has recently joined the HCP team. Her first degree was in plant physiology and ecology, she also has an MSc in biotechnology and business, and a PhD in molecular cell signalling in plants. Sandra has an extensive background in crop research having spent over 15 years of her career at Long Ashton Research Station, and then at Rothamsted Research. Prior to joining HCP, Sandra worked for three years at UPL Ltd as a seed biologist, heading up their Seed Laboratory. Prior to that, she worked for five years at Plant Impact, carrying out glasshouse and field trials to identify potential novel active ingredients for bio-stimulant seed treatments. At HCP Sandra focuses on minor cereals and oilseed crops.
Sandra can be reached at Sandra.Hey@hcpltd.org