Time & Location
Wednesday: 13.00 to 13.30, Stage 4
Chris HughesRicardo, Head of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology - National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)
About this Session
Chris is the Head of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology – National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC). He has several years’ experience working for a major multinational chemical company on the implementation of REACH, as both a regulatory professional and as an environmental scientist. He has developed a detailed knowledge of the regulation, supporting a diverse range of chemicals and industry associations, and is experienced in engaging in regulatory evaluation discussions. He previously chaired and currently works as science advisor to the Ecology Group at Concawe, a technical expert group responsible for addressing environmental aspects of REACH for the European refining industry. He also participates in a number of scientific organisations and research projects, and is author of multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications. Chris’ other experience includes GHS and global product notification regulations. Chris has also recently created and launched the Persistence Assessment Tool (PAT), this is the world’s first software based, free-to-use tool developed by Ricardo. It has been developed to improve the assessment of chemical persistence in the environment. PAT provides a structured and clear methodology to assess persistence in line with global regulatory frameworks.