Professor Tina Barsby OBE


Tina Barsby is recognised for scientific achievements in crop science and is Honorary Professor of Agricultural Botany at the University. Following 18 years with the plant breeder Limagrain, in 2008 she became the first female CEO of NIAB, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, from which she retired in 2021. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

Tina was awarded the OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology.  Tina chairs the Agricultural Advisory Board of Future Biogas, and the Board of Farm Data Principles. She is employed part-time as Agricultural and Scientific Advisor to the G’s group of companies.

She has extensive experience as a Trustee and is currently a member of the John Innes Foundation and the Lawes Trust, as well as a member of the College Council.