CHEMUK 2024 – "Divergence" Panel - EU/GB Divergence – the gap is starting to grow.

Time & Location

Thursday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 1


Pete HallARC, Authorised Rep Compliance

About this Session

EU/GB Divergence – the gap is starting to grow.

Discussion panel covering off various areas where the EU and GB are starting to diverge.

Join key stakeholders from trade associations and industry who will give a brief update on where divergence is starting to appear; they will explain the consequences, the impacts, the timings, and what companies can do to make it easier.

Key aspects will include:

  • Safety Data Sheets and labels
  • Chemicals of Concern
  • Data Sharing
  • Downstream obligations

Panel members

Chair – Caroline Raine, Caroline Raine Chemical Consultancy Limited
Lorna Williams, CEO, BASA
Eleanor Grimes, Lisam
Darren Abrahams, Partner, Barrister & Avocat, Steptoe
HSE – speaker to be confirmed
Pete Hall, ARC, Authorised Rep Compliance

Speaker Bio:

Pete gained a masters degree in mechanical engineering and management from Birmingham University. He went on to gain a post graduate certificate in design manufacture and management from Cambridge University. Pete started his career with GKN Automotive as process development engineer. He spent the next 10 years in a wide range of manufacturing environments including automotive, plastics, minerals and defence specialising in product safety and compliance.

Pete has worked as a compliance consultant for over 20 years, specialising in large industrial equipment such as machinery, process and energy plant, pressure equipment and equipment for explosive atmospheres. He was a joint founder of Authorised Rep Compliance in 2020.

He speaks five languages and has travelled widely in the course of his work and leisure activities. Pete is a keen caver, walker and cyclist, and lives in Lancaster with his family and numerous pets.