Dr Jenna Ross is a farmer’s daughter from Aberdeenshire, with a passion for driving innovation in agriculture. Jenna holds a PhD in Environmental Science, as well as an MBA, and has more than 15 years’ experience working on various international projects across North America, Europe, Australasia and sub-Saharan Africa. She has completed a Nuffield Farming Scholarship focused on slug control, winning the Nuffield HSBC Silver Salver award in 2020 for best report, and is now the current Chairman of Nuffield Scotland. Jenna is also a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference, Honorary Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Associate of CARAS, founding board member of the Africa Scotland Business Network and Co-Chair of the IOBC?ICN Slug & Snails Groups. Jenna is highly published and has won an array of business and agricultural awards. She is also passionate about inspiring the next generation of agriculturalists through her work as a STEM ambassador, LANTRA industry Champion and Lead on the OFC Scholars programme.
Jenna currently works for UK Government funded Agri-Tech centre, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP), leading international development. Jenna is a self-proclaimed slug enthusiast and award winning land artist, with a passion for international travel!
As CHAP’s International Business Development Manager, Jenna works to identify business and grant opportunities in overseas regions.