The UK-based regulatory consultancy, APC (Ringwood, Hampshire), has appointed Alison Strutt as head of its French office located near Avignon. Ms Strutt has over 20 years’ experience in agrochemicals, chemicals and biocides within the crop protection industry as well as in contract research and consulting. APC has also appointed Dr Lesley McCartney as senior project manager and Graeme Last as an ecotoxicology specialist at its UK office. Dr McCartney has previously worked at the UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate, where she was responsible for the implementation of the EU zonal and mutual recognition procedures in the UK. Mr Last has over ten years of experience within aquatic ecotoxicology.