Meet the Syngenta UK PPM team

Syngenta Professional Solutions is a fully dedicated, global pest control business passionately committed to working with pest controllers and industry partners around the world. We are proud to have a leading, global portfolio of high quality products that can be tailored together with our local experts to create simpler, more profitable, more responsible pest control solutions.


Syngenta UK has an outstanding team of technical and commercial specialists, backed by the company's immense resources of world leading R&D and a global network of pest control experts.  

The company is committed to supporting pest industry initiatives to assure the responsible use of pest control products and to develop sustainable solutions, through investment in the protection of existing products and the development of new options through the regulatory process. It has the commercial experience from working with pest controllers and implementing innovative research and development projects to deliver a combination of chemical, biological and technical services that provide genuinely integrated pest control solutions.

Syngenta Professional Solutions is part of a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Utilising the world class science and innovative crop solutions, around 48,000 employees in over 100 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to customers Syngenta seeks to help increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

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Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is the Syngenta UK PPM Business Manager, dedicated to strengthening support for the company's broadening product range.

Sarah has a wealth of knowledge in bringing products from the Syngenta R&D pipeline into the commercial market for customers. She is an experienced agronomist, with a background in plant science and genetics.

Allied to further developing initiatives for customers’ businesses, new digital decision support resources and enhancing technology, Sarah has reinforced the company’s commitment to delivering sustainable solutions.

Richard Moseley

Richard Moseley

Richard Moseley is Syngenta Professional Solutions Business Manager for pest management across the UK and north-west Europe.

A former technical manager with the BPCA, Richard has a wealth of experience across the industry, from practical pest manager through to multi-national corporate responsibilities for pest control in the food industry.

He is renowned for introducing innovative new products to the pest control industry, along with the business support and practical advice to help develop truly effective integrated control strategies.

Sean Loakes

Sean Loakes

Sean Loakes is Technical Manager for Syngenta Professional Solutions across the UK and Ireland.

Dedicated to customers in UK and Ireland, Sean has expanded the existing Syngenta technical and business team, to offer specialist trials expertise and developing new integrated solutions for pest control.

A qualified biologist, Sean has had a career in environmental science and research through practical field trials and laboratory studies, primarily focused on pesticide efficacy and best practice in pest control.

Gary Nicholas

Gary Nicholas is Syngenta's PPM Digital Solutions Lead. His appointment comes at an exciting time for Syngenta as it brings the company’s innovative pest monitoring system to the market, offering a reliable and affordable solution for pest control businesses and their customers.

Gary has a wealth of experience and practical application of pest monitoring technology around the world.     

He has been involved in the pest control industry for over 35 years, including as a practical operator and national company technical roles, developing his own pest control company.

Kai Sievert

Kai Sievert

Dr Kai Sievert is regional Technical Manager for Professional Pest Management and Vector Control across Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME).

He has immense experience of the pest control industry and developing practical solutions to tackle a wide range of pest species. Kai is responsible to trials on many of the new products in the Syngenta R&D pipeline at the earliest opportunity - providing a valuable insight into how they can be best utilised in effective IPM programmes as soon as they are launched.