Professor Peter Gregory has been appointed Chief Executive of East Malling Research (EMR) and will simultaneously take on the role of Professor of Global Food Security at the University of Reading.
Until recently Peter Gregory was the Chief Executive and Director of SCRI where he built strong research collaborations between SCRI and its partners. In his new roles Peter Gregory will spend four days a week at EMR and the remaining day at the University of Reading working with Reading’s new Centre for Food Security and its Director, Professor Richard Tiffin.
Speaking about his appointment, Peter Gregory said: “I am delighted to be joining as Chief Executive at a time when fruit and food are back in the public eye. EMR's outstanding research is a key element of the UK’s future food and farming excellence.
"My role at the University of Reading will allow me to project EMR's work internationally and to bring a new generation of students into direct contact with the practicalities and challenges of producing and marketing high quality horticultural foods."
Professor Gregory will take up his new posts on 1 May 2011.
Peter Gregory appointment news story on the University of Reading website