After graduating with Honours in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from St Andrews University, Scotland, and a stage at the European Commission, Nathalie has spent the past 15 years working for the biotech industry at EU and national level. Nathalie started working in the biotechnology and food policy area for the European Crop Protection Association in Brussels and then moved to Rome to work for Dompe’ Farmaceutici S.p.A and the Italian National Biotech Association, Assobiotec dealing with the implementation of EU biotech legislation at National level. Within EuropaBio, Nathalie has held the posts of External Relations Manager, Director for Strategic Policy, Director for Healthcare Biotech, Director for Agricultural Biotech sector and most recently Secretary General. In the course of her career, Nathalie has focused on improving awareness of the importance and benefits of biotechnology for society and has worked, together with the industry, regulators and stakeholders, towards developing a more supportive legislative framework for the industry and related sectors. Nathalie is married and has a son and a daughter.