Stephen Jacob has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of BASIS Registration Ltd the independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries.
Mr Jacob joined BASIS in 2011 as Business Development Manager and was appointed Acting CEO in November after the resignation of the previous Managing Director.
BASIS Chairman Chris Clarke said, “We are delighted that Stephen has emerged from an open selection process as our new Chief Executive. The Board unanimously backed his appointment. We recognise the knowledge that he has developed within the industry as well within the charity’s roles in training and certification.
“We look forward to working with Stephen and the senior team to develop a strategy that will ensure BASIS Registration meets the needs of its members and other key stakeholders.”
Mr Jacob says, “I am delighted to have been appointed to this position. BASIS has developed into an essential organisation serving a range of sectors ranging from crop protection and nutrition through environmental pest control. In a rapidly changing world, it is vital that BASIS continues to evolve and I look forward to working with the trustees on developing strategies to take BASIS and its membership forward. ”
Today, BASIS offers 51 qualifications, accredited by Harper Adams University and its Professional Registers contain over 10,000 individuals ranging from agronomists to professional pest controllers.