US biopesticide company BioConsortia (Davis, California) has appointed Christina Huben as senior vice-president operations & administration. Ms Huben has over 20 years of business and legal experience including at EnviroSource, Chemtura, AgraQuest and Bayer CropScience. BioConsortia has also appointed Dr Susan Turner as senior vice-president research & development. She will leave her position as principal scientist at the company’s New Zealand-based subsidiary, BioDiscovery, to take up her new position. Dr Turner has over 20 years of research experience in the field of applied microbiology.