Gary Mitchell graduated from the University College of North Wales (UCNW), Bangor with a BSc in Zoology & Applied Zoology. He then went on to study a PhD at Southampton University followed by post-doctoral studies in Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has 30 years of international industry and regulatory experience, primarily in Crop Protection. Initially with Shell Research Ltd, his research focused on outdoor microcosms for measuring sub-lethal effects of chemicals and effluents. In 1994, Gary joined American Cyanamid Company, then BASF, joining FMC Corporation in 2004. As Global Manager of FMC’s Toxicology and Ecotoxicology groups, Gary had oversight of the broad diversity of constantly evolving regulatory studies and scientific issues that challenge the registration of agricultural products, specialty chemicals and biocides worldwide. Also, as Chair of the Ecotoxicology/E-Fate Committee of the Pyrethroid Working Group (PWG), he led an industry-based Task Force to address questions raised by the EPA on aquatic ecotoxicity of pyrethroids.