EPPO has elected its new Director-General


At the last Council session, on the 25th of September 2018, EPPO member countries elected the new Director-General of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.


Mr Nico Horn


Mr Nico Horn is a Senior Officer Plant Health of the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Utrecht/Wageningen, the Netherlands.  He has worked for more than 25 years in plant health and contributed actively to international work, both at the IPPC and EPPO level. Mr Horn will take up his duties on the 1st of January 2019. 


On behalf of all Council delegates, Ms Karola Schorn (EPPO Chairman) warmly thanked Mr Martin Ward (current EPPO Director-General) for his dedication to the Organization and wished him a happy retirement at the end of the year.