PFAS & Emerging Chemicals of Concern - Hosted by Ramboll

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 14.00, Stage 1

Hosted by:

Stephanie MetzgerPolicy Advisor - Royal Society of Chemistry

About this Panel

Bringing together a balanced panel comprised of expert representatives from industry, legal and government to emerging chemicals of concern. The conversation will centre around sharing and discussing various challenges that industry is faced with regards to emerging chemicals of concern i.e. PFAS, microplastics, hexavalent chrome etc. along with workable solutions. This panel will provide an opportunity to hear varying perspectives and case studies on this topic along with the chance for the audience participants to ask questions to our expert panellists.

Session Speakers:

Tom Grffiths, Senior Managing Consultant – Ramboll
Elaine McGavin, Regulatory Lead – Chemical Business Association (CBA)
Anita Lloyd, Director – Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
Stephanie Metzger, Policy Advisor  – Royal Society of Chemistry


Tom Griffiths

Tom Griffiths

Senior Managing Consultant at Ramboll

Tom is an environmental and sustainability professional with nearly 20 years’ experience in the field. Over the last 15 years his work has focused on product sustainability, leading large multi-national companies across a number of different sectors, including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, manufacturing, oil and gas, and automotive, to meet their obligations under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging), and other EU and worldwide chemical legislation. Tom’s recent focus has been on impacts risk management measures, such as Authorisation and Restriction, have on companies operating in the EU and UK. As part of this work Tom is a member of the Ramboll Health Sciences Spearhead that is developing strategies to address such challenges across the globe. Before joining Ramboll Tom has previously worked in consultancy, industry, and trade associations

Elaine McGavin

Elaine McGavin

Regulatory Lead - Chemical Business Association (CBA)

Elaine McGavin is the Regulatory Lead at the Chemical Business Association and has more than 20 years’ experience within the chemical industry. She is passionate about chemical regulation and has worked in various sectors including lubricants, catalysis, R&D and supply chain. In her current role she leads on UK REACH, CLP, PFAS and supports and advocates for members with regulatory and issues.

Anita Lloyd

Anita Lloyd

Director - Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Anita Lloyd is an EMEA lead of our Chemicals Group and is a director in our Birmingham office. She specialises in environmental and sustainability matters, including waste, environmental permits, producer responsibility, product compliance and labelling, chemical regulation, asbestos and contaminated land, and climate change law.