David Lawrence was Head Research & Development at Syngenta from 2002 to 2008. Prior to this role, David was Head Research & Technology Projects (2000–2002) for Syngenta. Prior to this, he was Head International R&D Projects for Zeneca Agrochemicals, having previously held several senior scientific roles.
Apart from his functions in Syngenta, David is currently a non-executive Director of Spectrum Limited (non-listed company). He is also a Director of the UK Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd., a member of the UK Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum, the UK Agri-Tech Strategy Leadership Council, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
David graduated in Chemistry from Oxford University with an MA and DPhil in Chemical Pharmacology.