PANEL SESSION:

UK REACH : Implementations and Implications

Guest Panellist

Douglas LeechTechnical Director - Chemical Business Association

Time & Location

Thursday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 1

About this session:

FEATURE DAILY PANEL SESSION

UK REACH : Implementations and Implications

Running on both days, bringing together a daily balanced panel drawn from government/gov agency , industry, association, legal & NGO sources, the UK REACH panel will seek to address this hugely topical and sensitive issue for attending manufacturers, distributors as well as downstream formulator industries, pharma to automotive and other key chemical-user industry groups.

Each panel session provides an opportunity to hear contrasting perspectives from panellists around this key topic, seeking to address ‘real concerns’ from across the industry as well as reflecting day to day sector practicalities. Opening up then into an open Q&A , audience participants get the chance to get up to the minute latest feedback from expert industry panellists.

Panellists for THUR 16th Sept currently include:

  • Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Mgr – BASF plc  (Panel Host)
  • Douglas Leech, Technical Director – Chemical Business Association (CBA)
  • Jane Lawson, Head of Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs – Croda
  • Simon Tilling, Partner – Burges Salmon
  • Chloe Alexander, Trade Campaigner – CHEM Trust
  • Jonathan Dale, Managing Scientist – Exponent
  • Andrew Smith, Regulatory Specialist – Health & Safety Executive

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Panellist bio:

Douglas Leech is the Technical Director of the Chemical Business Association based in Crewe.

He joined the association in 2003 following over twenty years in the product formulation sector in management, health & safety, quality and R & D roles. He is a charter chemist, scientist and safety professional and holds a dangerous goods safety advisor (DGSA) qualification since 1999.

In his role in CBA he involved in work within the broad topics of transport, trade controls, chemical handling, security and health and safety. He works in the UK, Europe and internationally in the area of security being a member of DG Home standing committee of experts (SCP) on explosives, in Europe, as an industry expert in the field of misuse of chemicals. He is a member of the UK Chemical Weapons Authority Advisory Committee, a role he has held since 2006 and annually attends the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) associates programme to education national inspectors and industry of the extensive regulations for trade in chemicals.

He has also worked with the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Interpol to help provide an insight into industry obligations, systems and procedures to government officials and foster cooperation.