UK REACH : Implementations and Implications (Hosted by Neil Hollis - BASF plc)

Panel Host:

Neil HollisRegulatory Affairs Manager - BASF plc

Time & Location

Thursday: 14.00 to 15.00, 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 THUR 16th Sept currently include:

  • Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Manager – BASF plc  (Panel Host)_
  • Douglas Leech, Technical Director, Chemical Business Association (CBA)
  • Jane Lawson, Senior PSRA manager, Croda International PLC
  • Simon Tilling, Partner, Burges Salmon
  • Chloe Alexander, Trade Campaigner, CHEM Trust
  • Jonathan Dale, Managing Scientist, Exponent
  • Emily Bradley, Regulatory Affairs Manager, British Coatings Federation (BCF)
  • Dr Andrew Smith, Regulatory Specialist at Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

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Panellist Bio

Neil leads on regulatory affairs for BASF plc and has worked in the chemical industry for over 30 years. He began his career in a laboratory for Allied Colloids in Bradford (UK) and during the following 20 years undertook various technical production roles. Neil further developed his expertise with CIBA Specialty Chemicals and subsequently, BASF.

For more than a decade, Neil has been actively involved in global substance registration and REACH compliance projects including technical dossier compilation, SIEF negotiations, data cost-sharing mechanisms along with consortia representation and site conformity. Currently, he is also coordinating BASF’s preparations and impact analysis with respect to Brexit and REACH across their expansive portfolio.

Neil has a degree in chemistry and in his spare time, he enjoys cycling and hill walking with his family.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018.