A Forward Look on UK Chemical Policy


Gabrielle EdwardsDeputy Director, Chemicals, Pesticides and Hazardous Waste - Defra

Time & Location

Thursday: 15.00 to 15.30, Stage 1

About this presentation

A Forward Look on UK Chemical Policy – synopsis tba

Speaker Bio:

Gabrielle has been Deputy Director for Chemicals, Pesticides and Hazardous Waste in Defra since 2016.

She has led Defra’s projects to prepare for EU exit on chemicals and pesticides policy and regulation.

Her previous roles included Deputy Director for Water Services, leading the development of the 2011 Water White Paper and the legislation that became the Water Act 2014; and Deputy Director for the Bovine TB Programme.

She was seconded to the Economic and Domestic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office from 2003 to 2005 to cover Home and Constitutional Affairs and Environment and Agriculture policy.

Before that, she had a range of posts, largely dealing with environmental policy, including developing the UK’s national climate change programme and a period as private secretary to the Minister for the Environment.