Dr Louise Sutherland

Dr Louise Sutherland - Director of Ceres Agri-Tech Knowledge Exchange Partnership

Louise is Director of Ceres Agri-Tech Knowledge Exchange Partnership. Ceres is a knowledge exchange partnership for the agri-tech sector, helping to connect industry to academia and funding resulting collaborative projects, which seek to take technology to market.

Previously, Louise chaired the Red Tractor Fresh Produce Scheme and was a member of the Assured Food Standards Board. In addition Louise spent 10 years working at Marks and Spencer plc in a number of technical and commercial roles across their Food Business.

Louise has a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Reading and enjoyed post doc positions at the Forestry Commission working on novel biocontrol systems for tree diseases.

Outside of Cambridge Enterprise, Louise chairs the AHDB Soft Fruit Research Advisory Panel and is a member of the AHDB Hort Board. She also chairs the Raspberry Breeding Consortium at James Hutton Ltd, which is a joint research and industry consortium.

Louise joined Cambridge Enterprise in June 2019.