Dr Barsby is CEO of NIAB, previously the National Institute of Agricultural Botany. Tina is a plant geneticist well-known for her significant experience in the agricultural crop sector. With a PhD from the University of Nottingham, she spent several years in North America before returning to the UK. After almost 20 years working for the Limagrain Group, she became CEO of NIAB in 2008.
Her strong leadership skills and supportive staff have enabled Tina to position NIAB where it is today as an internationally recognised and innovative organisation, operating under the strapline ‘Plant Science in to Practise’.
Tina is committed to the translation of plant science into products and services of value to industry and to society at large. She has lived in Stretham, near Ely for almost 30 years, and is a founder Trustee of the Stretham and Wilburton Community Land Trust, having previously served on the Parish Council and as a school governor.
Tina is an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Society and was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology