KEYNOTE: Introducing the ‘British Chemicals Association’ (formerly BACS)..a new name for a new set of challenges

Time & Location

Wednesday: 12.20 to 12.40, Stage 1


Lisa KellyBASF plc and British Chemicals Association (BCA) Chair

About this session:

Lisa Kelly, Chair of the newly rebranded British Chemicals Association will introduce the association’s new look and review its activities. Formerly BACS, BCA is a chemical supply chain association of 120 members ranging from chemical manufacturers, through distributors and formulators to service providers and retailers. Lisa will look at how BCA serves its members and helps their businesses thrive in a period of unprecedented change for the UK Chemical Industry.

Speaker Bio

Lisa Kelly, BASF Plc, is the current Chair person for the BCA (British Chemicals Association ) Executive Committee, having been a member of that group for the last 6 years.

At BASF, since 2016 she has held the role of Head of BTC UK & Ireland BASF’s in-house chemical distribution company, and is also a member of the BASF Plc Leadership team. Joining BASF Plc in 1989 with a Chemistry Education, , Lisa has held a number of Commercial roles, including the North Europe Aroma Chemicals Manager based in Switzerland between 2001 – 2004. Having a strong passion for diversity & inclusion and gender balance, Lisa represents BASF with WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and other.