Christine Helen Foyer is the Professor of Plant Sciences and Director of Africa College at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. She is also a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia and a Pao Yu-Kong Chair Professor of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. She is the Secretary General of the Federation of European Plant Biologists (Europe) and is a work stream panel member of The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Food Economy Task Force that helps shape recommendations to Government (UK). She is BBSRC (UK) Committee B panel member and on the BBSRC (UK) Pool of Experts. She is a Trustee of the Annals of Botany Company and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Helmholtz Center Munich, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Germany).