Dr Ingrid Becks-Vermeer appointed as new Secretary/Director of the Ctgb

With effect from 1 July 2019, the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has appointed Dr Ingrid Becks-Vermeer as Secretary/Director of the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocidal Products (Ctgb) in Ede. She succeeds Luuk van Duijn, who is stepping down because he is approaching the statutory retirement age.

Ingrid Becks studied biological health sciences at the University of Maastricht and obtained a PhD in toxicology. After her PhD, she joined Numico Research. She has been working at the Ctgb since 2003, where she has held various positions. During the last four years she has been the manager of the Board Advice and Project Planning department and was also Deputy Secretary/Director.

Johan de Leeuw, chair of the Ctgb, says the following about her appointment: “The Board is pleased with the appointment of Ingrid as the Secretary/Director of the Ctgb. Under her leadership we are confident the Ctgb will continue on its present course and that it will continue to develop its national and international role.”

The appointment was made in accordance with the procedure of the Dutch Senior Civil Service.