Richard Elsmore

Biocides / REACH Specialist (and car fanatic)

Richard has been with the team since 2005 and brings over 25 years' experience of working within the Chemical industry.

Richard has a first degree and PhD in Microbiology from Cardiff University and also an MBA in Financial Studies from Nottingham University; he is a Chartered Biologist and a Fellow of Society of Biology (formerly the Institute of Biology).

He has held a number of senior roles with speciality chemical manufacturers and formulators and has experience of working with a wide range of biocidal active substances and biocidal products; he has a practical background of operating within the global speciality chemicals market and with FMCG’s. Richard has worked in technical, regulatory and business management positions and has been involved with a number of industry bodies at EU level. He is also a director and treasurer of The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS).

Richard has experience of submitting a number of dossiers under the BPD (98/8/EC) PPPD (91/414/EEC) and REACH as well as submissions to national regulatory authorities. He has been actively involved with a number of industry bodies on the implementation of the BPD and in the area of efficacy testing and claim support. He additionally sits on the BSi Technical Committee on disinfectant standards (CH/216) and has represented BSi within CEN. He has also worked on both method development and the assessment of individual chemicals in the Human and Environmental Risk Assessments programme (HERA).

Richard’s interests include photography, Morgan cars and he is a founder member of the ERM curry club.

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