DIRECTORATE

Prof. ANGELA KARP

Director & Chief Executive

Directorate

BIOGRAPHY

Angela was appointed as Director & Chief Executive in July 2020 and is the first female director of the Institute since it was founded in 1843. Prior to her appointment, Angela was the Director for Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships at Rothamsted, a role in which she lead the Institute’s overall strategy on external engagement and partnerships, and developed new mechanisms for collaborative innovation, including a new accelerator initiative (AgRIA) to co-develop innovative solutions with businesses to challenges in agri-food and the climate change investment programme SHAKE. Angela has more than 35 years’ experience in crop genetics and breeding for food and bio-renewables. She has more than 130 refereed publications, co-authored a text book on genetics, and is co-editor of books on genetics and bioenergy. In 2007, she received the Royal Agricultural Society of England Research Medal and, in 2008, the Alfred-Toepfer Prize for her research achievements.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
angela.karp@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 855

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Science project

        • Ionic liquid biorefining of lignocellulose to sustainable polymers

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1981 - PhD, Department of Agricultural Botany, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales
        • 1978 - Bachelor of Science
        • Genetics (1st Class Honours), Queen Mary College, University of London, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • RCUK Energy Strategy Advisory Committee member