Acceres appoints Garth Drury as COO of GAB Consulting
Jul. 11, 2018
An Agricultural engineer by training, Garth is well established in the field of pesticides, biopesticides and biocide product registration in Europe. Previously he worked as Director of Research and Development of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at Arysta, based in the regional HQ in Paris. In this role he headed up a network of over 100 R&D professionals working across the region and in the R&D centers in UK, France and Belgium.
Before that, he worked for more than 5 years at Rotam in Lyon and Shanghai as Head of Global Regulatory and Government Affairs, enhancing the company’s footprint in Europe notably and leading a complete re-organization of the R&D division.
From 1996, Garth worked for Bayer CropScience in both crop and non-crop regulatory affairs management, on approval of new substances and defense of existing compounds – principally for the US and EU markets.
An agronomist by training, Garth completed further studies in soil science and agricultural engineering at Silsoe (Cranfield University, UK) and started his career in the agrochemical industry with Schering in 1987. He started working in regulatory affairs from 1994 at United Phosphorus.
Garth Drury is also a speaker on wide-ranging topics, presenting papers on for example on operator safety for both foliar and seed treatment products (at BCPC, Brighton, UK and ISF, Bangalore, India), on global tolerances/MRLs (at Crops+Chemicals, Raleigh, USA), anti-counterfeiting at Off-Patent & Generics conferences (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and more recently guidance for investors at the AgFutures Conference (London, UK).
Garth also is immediate past-president and board member of the European Crop Care Association in Brussels, which represented small and medium-sized companies alongside the Commission and other European institutions.
About GAB Consulting:
Part of the Group Acceres and supported by Ekkio Capital (capital investment company based in Paris) since the end of 2016, GAB Consulting was founded in 1998 in the North of Germany. GAB Consulting is a leading consulting company offering comprehensive registration services for the chemical industry in Europe and overseas. Employing 60 consultants, the company have achieved a substantial track record over the last 15 years in developing and implementing sustainable registration strategies. GAB Consulting offers qualified and reliable regulatory services for agrochemicals, biopesticides, biocides, nanomaterials, feed additives, animal pharmaceuticals and chemicals (REACH) in compliance with the latest OECD and EU requirements.