BASIS appoints new Chief Executive

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Stephen Jacob has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of BASIS Registration the independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries, including the professional pest control industry.
Since the departure of Rob Simpson in November 2015, Stephen took on the role of BASIS acting Chief Executive Officer whilst the recruitment was underway for this position. Stephen joined BASIS in 2011 as Business Development Manager and has become a familiar face at most pest control events in the UK promoting the BASIS PROMPT scheme for the pest control industry.

BASIS Chairman Chris Clarke said: “We are delighted that Stephen has emerged from an open selection process as our new Chief Executive. The Board unanimously backed his appointment. We recognise the knowledge that he has developed within the industry as well as within the charity’s roles in training and certification.

“We look forward to working with Stephen and the senior team to develop a strategy that will ensure BASIS Registration meets the needs of its members and other key stakeholders.”

Stephen said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this position. BASIS has developed into an essential organisation serving a range of sectors ranging from crop protection and nutrition through environmental pest control. In a rapidly changing world, it is vital that BASIS continues to evolve and I look forward to working with the trustees on developing strategies to take BASIS and its membership forward.”

Set-up in the late 1970s, today, BASIS offers 51 qualifications, accredited by Harper Adams University and its Professional Registers contain over 10,000 individuals ranging from agronomists to professional pest controllers.

Stephen Jacob

The new BASIS Chief Executive Officer – Stephen Jacob

Pestex 2013 Discussion Group

Speaking as part of the panel at the Pest Control Possible Futures discussion session at PestEx 2013
Left to right back row: David Lodge (Beaver Pest Control) and Stephen Jacob (BASIS PROMPT).
Front row: Steve Millar (JLARS), Jonathan Peck (Killgerm) and Pest editor, Frances McKim

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