UK REACH : Implementations and Implications

Guest panellist:

Lara DickensManaging Director - Chemservice UK Ltd

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.15, Stage 1

About this 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 WED 15th Sept currently include:

  • Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Manager – BASF plc  (Panel Host)_
  • Nishma Patel, Policy Director – Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
  • Mel Biring, Global Product Regulatory Advocacy Manager – LUBRIZOL
  • Darren Abraham, Partner at Steptoe and Johnson LLP
  • Lara Dickens, Managing Director – Chemservice
  • Simon Johnson, Head of Chemicals Stakeholder Communications and Engagement Team – Defra
  • Ciara Dempsey, Regulatory Affairs Manager, British Coatings Federation (BCF)

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Panellist bio:

Lara Dickens is the Managing Director of Chemservice UK, an independent regulatory affairs service provider and part of the Chemservice Group, advising clients worldwide on chemical regulatory compliance, including REACH, CLP and biocides as well as providing support related to UK chemical regulations particularly as a result of Brexit.

Prior to this she worked for a multinational company, gaining significant experience in chemical regulations, having responsibility for EU regulatory compliance; and advising the global businesses on product stewardship matters including responsible supply chain developments and requirements.