Dr Nicole van Straten appointed as Deputy Secretary/Director

Dr Nicole van Straten has been appointed Deputy Secretary/Director of the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocidal Products (Ctgb), with effect from 1 July 2019. After her undergraduate study and PhD in organic chemistry, Nicole held various research and management positions in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2014, she started as team leader for residues and human toxicology at the Ctgb. Since 2015, she has been the manager of the Scientific Assessment and Advice Department (WBA) and a member of the management team, and will now also assume the role of Deputy Secretary/Director.

In this role Nicole van Straten succeeds Ingrid Becks, who was appointed as the successor of departing Secretary/director Luuk van Duijn on 1 July.