Dr. David Lawrence is a Non-executive Director at Syngenta and Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Board. He was Head Research & Development at Syngenta from 2002 to 2008. Prior to this role, he was Head Research & Technology Projects (2000–2002) for Syngenta.
He had been 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 Rothamsted Research (non-listed company). Besides, he is also a Director of the UK Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd., a member of the UK Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Team, 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.