Mike has a degree in Chemistry and has 28 years of experience working in a global manufacturing company in many different positions, including R&D (materials and product development), Quality and EHS. In the last decade Mike was first responsible for implementing REACH for company’s EMEA operations, including REACH project management for a chemical subject to the Substance evaluation and Board of Appeal processes. Subsequent to the REACH-specific work, Mike was responsible for all matters of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for the company’s EMEA operations, managing a team of regional and manufacturing plant-based EHS professionals across EU, Middle-East and Africa. The majority of this was focused towards worker and workplace safety, but with maintained oversight of the chemicals management strategy, including REACH. Mike additionally was the company’s main representative to the industry association, based in Brussels, for EHS related subjects, in close connection with the government affairs team.
Mike brings considerable experience from a global consumer product manufacturing company with respect to strategy and tactical management of chemicals risk, both from a regulatory and worker and environmental care perspective. Mike is managing a wide range of client projects, including Substance Evaluation, Risk Management Options Analysis, and Applications for Authorisation.