Elected: 2020
Discipline: Private Sector Leadership
Dr Deborah Keith
Chair of the Board of Directors, James Hutton Ltd.
Dr Deborah Keith has worked in the science and technology sector for all of her career, culminating in leadership of corporate R&D with Syngenta, a global agri- business. Following an early career in academic research in plant genetics, and in international development in Bhutan, she has spent the majority of her time focused on the commercialisation of R&D innovation, leading global teams to build strategic partnerships between academia and commercial enterprises. Dr Keith is currently a non-executive Director of various commercial and public organisations including as Chair of James Hutton Ltd., splitting her time between London and Wester Ross.