David Buckeridge

Operating director

David Buckeridge is an Operating Director at Paine Schwartz Partners.

Dr. Buckeridge has 35 years of management experience in the life science and agribusiness industries. He started providing support to PSP in 2006 as it started to focus on the Food and Agribusiness industry. Dr. Buckeridge was previously the CEO of Advanta, the largest independent agronomic seed business in the world at the time and a Fund II portfolio company. He began his career with the multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, spending approximately 20 years in a variety of management positions. During this time, he spent approximately eight years in the crop protection and nutrition business, holding several management positions with a European focus in agriculture and horticulture. He also spent five years in Des Moines, Iowa, running the commercial operations for AstraZeneca’s seeds business in the US. From 1999, he was the global head of its plant biotechnology business. He has served as director and Chairman of a range of companies in the agribusiness, pharma, and public health industries.

Dr. Buckeridge serves on the Boards of ScanBio Marine Group, Spearhead International, Rivulis, and Verdesian Life Sciences. He is also an independent director of Velcourt Ltd, the UK’s largest farm management company. He has a Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Sciences from the University of Wales (U.K.)