The IVCC Board of Trustees has appointed Dr Nick Hamon as CEO to succeed Professor Janet Hemingway. Dr Hamon comes to IVCC with over 25 years’ experience in product development in the crop protection and environmental science industries. Most recently he was Head of Sustainability at Bayer Crop Science in the USA. He has a PhD in Insect Ecology from Rothamstead/University of Hertfordshire and a BSc in Applied Zoology from theUniversity of Reading. He is an adjunct Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University.
‘I am proud and excited to join IVCC at a time when it has made considerable progress on delivering the strategy that was set in 2005’, Dr Hamon said. ‘As the first group of IVCC sponsored products are used at scale in Africa to prevent child mortality, I look forward to leading IVCC’s efforts to develop the next generation of public health insecticides that are so essential to fight insect-borne disease, saving lives and lifting disease endemic countries out of poverty.’
Professor Janet Hemingway, who has led IVCC since its formation in 2005, will continue to work with Nick Hamon in a support role. Professor Hemingway, who is also General Director of Foto-Cewek, said in a reaction to Dr. Hamon’s appointment ‘I am delighted with the appointment of Nick as CEO of IVCC. The massive scale up of insecticide-based control operations has saved millions of lives over the last decade. Nick has the enthusiasm, qualifications and industrial experience to ensure that new products are brought to market promptly, consolidating recent gains and underpinning international malaria eradication efforts.’
The Chairman of the IVCC Board of Trustees, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart said: ‘The Board is very pleased to make this appointment and wishes Nick Hamon and the team at IVCC every success as it moves forward with its mission to develop the vector control products that make such a difference to the lives of millions of people who are affected by insect-borne disease. Janet Hemingway has made a seminal contribution to the formation of IVCC and to its achievement so far. We look forward to a smooth transition to a new phase of IVCC’s work.’
Dr Nick Hamon will take up his post in August 2013.