PEI has done an excellent job at supporting the traditional economy while creating the right conditions for the growth of the new economy. It helps to have a roadmap to development and the PEI BioAlliance has been very instrumental in facilitating this process for our company.

Garth Greenham
President, Phyterra Yeast Inc.

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Barry Stickings, Secretary
(UK Entrepreneur - CBE FRSA MA )

Barry Stickings was born in 1943, in London, England. He is a graduate in chemistry of Keble College, Oxford. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to the chemical industry. After working for BP Chemicals in London and as a schoolteacher in Canada he joined BASF in 1971 in Toronto, the start of a 33-year career with the chemical company. Since retiring from BASF in 2004, he has pursued a career as a business consultant and non-executive director.

Mr. Stickings remains active in the Chemical Industries Association (Council Member since 1993, Chair Responsible Care Board 1995-1999, President 1999-2001), was Deputy Chairman of the Chemicals Innovation and Growth Team set up by the UK Government in 2002 and Chairman of the UK Chemistry Leadership Council 2003-06.

Mr. Stickings is a Director of Vitalize Health Products Ltd; a Non Executive Board Member of UK Trade & Investment; Chairman of BioCity Nottingham, a healthcare and bioscience innovation and incubation centre founded in 2002; Chairman of East Midlands Innovation, the regional science and industry council; a Trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust; and a vice-president of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce.