Dr Jenna Ross
International Business Development Manager, CHAP
Sand Hutton, York, United Kingdom
As a farmer’s daughter from Scotland, Jenna has a passion for driving innovation in agriculture. Jenna holds a PhD in Environmental Science, as well as an MBA, and has more than 10 years’ experience working on various international projects. She currently works for UK Government-funded Agri-Tech centre, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP), leading international development and specialises in identifying business and grant funded opportunities in overseas markets.
She has completed a Nuffield Farming Scholarship, travelling extensively across Australia, and then went on to win the Nuffield HSBC Silver Salver award in 2020, and is now the Chairman of Nuffield Scotland.
Jenna is also a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), Honorary Fellow at the University of Aberdeene, Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Associate of CARAS, founding board member of the Africa Scotland Business Network and Co-Chair of the IOBC Slug & Snails Group. Jenna is highly published and has won an array of business and agricultural awards. She is also passionate about inspiring the next generation of agriculturalists through her work as a STEM ambassador, LANTRA industry Champion and Lead on the OFC Scholars program.
Jenna is a self-proclaimed slug enthusiast with a passion for international travel and has lived and worked in the UK, Norway, US, South Africa, Tanzania, and Angola. In addition, Jenna is on the board of the family investment firm, Group de Clermont.
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