Speaker Group: Industry Insight.

George Atkinson

In leading the regulatory affairs team at the UK’s largest compliance scheme operator, George is very knowledgeable about the UK’s producer responsibility systems. His work to keep over 2000 of Valpak’s packaging scheme members up to date with the latest news regarding resources & waste sector reforms sees him regularly engage externally across industry and… Read more »

Andy White

After a degree in Chemistry from Nottingham University, Andy started work making polymers and subsequently industrial coatings for ICI in Birmingham in 1984. In 1991 he stepped into raw materials when he moved to SCM Chemicals (latterly Millennium Chemicals and now Cristal/Tronox) as a Technical Service Manager. There followed a 17 year career in TiO2,… Read more »

Edward Platt

Edward obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering, followed by a PhD in sustainability assessment from the University of Sheffield. With a focus on sustainable supply chain decision-making, Edward developed a bespoke screening tool for application to sustainable surfactants for degree sponsor Unilever Home Care. Following the submission of his thesis, Edward joined the Chemical… Read more »

Tim Doggett

Tim Doggett is Chief Executive Officer of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), a multi award winning Trade Association representing the UK’s chemical supply chain. Tim is extremely active in leading and advocating for the sector not only in the UK but across the world. He constantly interacts and engages with multiple stakeholders at all levels,… Read more »

Dr Karen Harvey

Karen obtained a degree and PhD in Chemistry from UMIST, following which she joined a multi-national imaging company as a research scientist working on the introduction of a new product range. This involved the design and patenting of new proprietary materials followed by their development and scaleup for product use. Karen moved into the “new… Read more »

Roger Brown

Roger Brown began his career in the paint industry in 1991 working at the Paint Research Association in Teddington. For the past 25 years, he has worked from the Crown Paints site in Darwen, in a variety of roles, initially for Akzo Nobel and latterly for Hempel. He is currently a Lead Scientist for Hempel… Read more »

Dr Andy Taylor

Dr Andrew Taylor was appointed as ASFP Technical Officer in January 2018. He offers more than 30 years of experience in the fire protection coating industry. Having worked in the field of fire resistance product research and development and testing, Andy initially worked on reactive coatings for steelwork at Leighs Paints/Sherwin Williams, and more recently… Read more »

Paul Goldsmith

Paul Goldsmith is a project manager for Whittle Industry Data, a company which has provided statistical services to the paints and coatings industry for over 30 years, working with trade associations and manufacturers in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He has been with Whittle Industry Data for over 10 years, working principally on the UK… Read more »

Elaine McGavin

Elaine  is a Regulatory Lead at the Chemical Business Association.  Elaine has more than 20 years’ experience within the chemical industry and has worked in various sectors including catalysis, R&D and supply chain.   In her current role Elaine supports members with regulatory and issues and is a Dangerous Goods Safety advisor (DGSA).

Geoff Mackrill

Geoff took over the running of his family business, Teal and Mackrill, in Hull in 1999. He has been    active within the BCF since the early 2000s and has led BCF’s campaigning with Government            departments on several key issues – most notably defending the use of anti-fouling coatings for… Read more »