Bayer appoints new Head of Law, Patents and Compliance in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, 15 September 2021 – Bayer is pleased to announce Rebecca Allsopp as the new Head of Law, Patents and Compliance for the Bayer Group, Australia and New Zealand. Ms. Allsopp succeeds Eugenia Borgese who decided leave Bayer after more than eight years with the company. 


Ms. Allsopp is an accomplished Legal and Compliance executive with more than 20 years’ experience across pharmaceutical, consumer health and animal health industries. 


Reporting to Joerg Ellmanns, Chairman and Managing Director Bayer Group (ANZ), Ms. Allsopp has responsibility for leading a team working across law, intellectual property and compliance for the Bayer divisions – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science, as well as the corporate functions.  


“We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca to Bayer as she brings extensive experience in leading high performing legal and compliance teams in the life sciences industry,” said Mr. Ellmanns. “Her experience leading the legal and compliance agenda within complex, global organisations provides a strong foundation for the role,” he said.


“I am excited to join Bayer which is regarded one of the most pioneering and innovative
life science companies in the world,” said Ms. Allsopp. “I look forward to working with the team and with our partners to bring innovative and pragmatic legal and compliance solutions to the business to help Bayer continue to live up to its social responsibility as a sustainably acting and transparent company that is respected for its contribution to progress in health care and agriculture,” she added.


Ms. Allsopp joins Bayer from Mundipharma where she held the position of Head of Legal for ANZ, South-East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan for two and a half years. Prior to that, she was Head of Legal for ANZ at Sanofi between 2002 and 2019.


About Bayer
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care, nutrition and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. The company has operated in Australia since 1925 and has a long-term commitment to the health and nutrition of all Australians. Locally, Bayer currently employs almost 900 people across the country and is dedicated to servicing the needs of rural and remote communities. Bayer embraces and encourages its employees’ unique identities and advances a culture of inclusion and diversity across gender, LGBTQI+, generations, disability and race. For more information, go to 


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