The team


Nick Gooch – Executive Chairman

Nick’s background and over 20 years of experience with multinational agrochemical companies stood him in good stead to establish his own distribution business.

Nick is the founder and Managing Director of AgChem Access, Synergy Generics and other successful companies operating in the agribusiness.


Michael John Gifford – Managing DirectorMichael

Michael has held a variety of roles both within a FTSE 250 company and in much smaller businesses. After starting his career as a technical specialist he rapidly moved into management and has held senior positions responsible for operational management, strategy development and M&A in fast growing businesses.

Michael holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University and an MBA from HEC Paris.


AlanAlan Du Rieu – Commercial and Marketing Director

Alan is an experienced commercial leader with an extensive knowledge of the UK and International agribusiness industry. He has held a variety of senior positions within Syngenta responsible for sales and marketing for the Far East and Europe markets. He joined Pangaea in February 2015.

Alan holds an MSc in Applied Biology from Nottingham Trent University.


Andrea Pericoli Technical Analyst/Registration SpecialistIMG_20160701_100901939 (1)

Andrea is experienced in EU Regulatory Affairs having worked with several regulated products such as GMOs, biocides and plant protection products both in the private and public sectors. He joined Pangaea in December 2015.

Andrea holds an MSc in Plant Genetics from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in Ecology from the University of Rome Tor Vergata.