The French agrochemical industry association, the UIPP, has appointed Frank Garnier as its chairman for two years. Mr Garnier is the president of Bayer group in France and operational head of the company’s crop protection business in the country. He was elected president in January when incumbent president Jean-Pierre Princen left the post. The association has also appointed three vice-presidents: Philippe Gerbet for regulatory affairs; Rolf Reinecke for communication and best practice; and Jérôme Barbaron for economic affairs. Jean-Yves Pape has been appointed treasurer.