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Paul Leonard

Paul Leonard started his career in 1984 as an entomologist with Dow and moved to American Cyanamid in 1994 as Technical Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa. In 2000 he joined BASF´s global registration department and in 2008 joined its Government Relations organisation, where he is currently responsible for corporate innovation and technology policy. He currently serves on the boards of Rothamsted Research and the European Risk Forum (ERF). In 2013 he was also appointed to chair the ERF´s task force which promotes the Innovation Principle as a new and positive contribution to EU policy making in which capacity he has written this article.