Dr Jenna Ross
Everyone needs an over achieving scientist slash entrepreneur on their advisory board. Dr Jenna Ross’ agricultural upbringing drove her passion to utilise science to address agriculture’s biggest challenges, making her the perfect person to drive innovation for CHAP, one of the UK Government Agri-Tech centres. Jenna completed a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen in 2009, which focused on improving production efficiency of nematode products and developing new international markets. She then worked as a project manager for Becker Underwood (BASF), achieving her Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management & Leadership Diploma. In 2019, Jenna achieved Chartered Manager Fellowship (CMgr FCMI) status with CMI, acknowledging 10 years of continuous leadership development, and was selected as the winner of CMI Higher Education award. Jenna has also worked for NIBIO in Norway, and in 2013, spent a year’s secondment at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Tanzania. She also established her own research group in South Africa/UK, linking innovation and industry, and as such, spent 6 years living in Cape Town. In 2018, Jenna was chosen as a UK Nuffield Farming Scholar, travelling the globe to look at where her research fits into the bigger picture, and now holds the honorary position of Secretary for Nuffield Scotland.