The assistant director of EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation) .\\ \\ Ms Petter studied agronomy in France and first worked for the French National Plant Protection Organisation. She begun her carried as the head of Paris airports inspection teams. She then joined the national level of the French NPPO in 1994 where she was mainly responsible of nursery surveillance programmes. She was also involved in the negotiations of the EU legislation as well as in bilateral negotiations with third countries for French exports programmes. \\ \\ In 2003 she joined the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization as a deputy director her current position. She is in charge in particular of the coordination of the Diagnostic and pest risk analysis programme.