Mike Parker

Head of Seed Certification

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 8856

Mike Parker


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Rural Development
  • Agriculture
  • Plant Health


  • I joined Scottish Government in 1991 and worked in various corners of Scotland.on a wide range of duties including plant health, livestock inspections and land management. In 2007 I left my then role as Principal Agricultural Officer managing the Grampian area to join Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on a two year secondment during which time I led on agricultural and rural policy particularly in relation to diffuse pollution.
  • I returned to Scottish Government in 2009 and worked on the Scotland's Environmental and Rural Services (SEARS) project, before taking over responsibility for Cross Compliance, Pollution and Livestock Inspections in Rural Payments and Inspection Division (RPID).
  • I was appointed to the role of Head of Seed Certification at SASA in January 2014