IVCC appoints new CEO

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The board of trustees at the Liverpool-based Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) has appointed Dr Nick Hamon as its new CEO to succeed Professor Janet Hemingway.

Dr Nick Hamon comes to IVCC with over 25 years experience in product development in the crop protection and environmental science industries. Most recently he was Head of Sustainability at Bayer CropScience, North America based at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Before that he worked for Bayer as Vice President of Product Development and Sustainable Development and as Director of Development and Technical Services. This followed senior positions at Aventis and Rhone-Poulenc.

Dr Hamon has a PhD in insect ecology from Rothamstead/University of Hertfordshire and a BSc in applied zoology from the University of Reading.

“I am proud and excited to join IVCC at a time when it has made considerable progress on delivering the mission, vision and strategy that was set in 2005,” Nick said. “As the first group of IVCC sponsored products are used at scale in Africa to prevent child mortality, I look forward to leading IVCC’s efforts to develop the next generation of public health insecticides that are so essential to fighting insect-borne disease, saving lives and lifting disease endemic countries out of poverty.”

Nick will take up his new position based in Liverpool in August 2013. Prof Janet Hemingway, who has led IVCC since its formation in 2005, will continue to work with Nick in a support role.

Janet said, “I am delighted with the appointment of Nick as CEO of IVCC. The massive scale up of insecticide-based control operations has saved millions of lives over the last decade, and Nick has the enthusiasm, qualifications and industrial experience to ensure that new products are brought to market promptly, consolidating recent gains and underpinning international malaria eradication efforts.” 

Command team

 D Nick Hamon
Dr Nick Hamon takes over the CEO reins…

Janret Hemmingway
…from Prof Janet Hemingway

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