Lisa Allen has been appointed as the new Lead REACH Consortium Manager. In her role at the International Lead Association she will be responsible for the overall management of the Lead REACH Consortium and will also work directly on a range of REACH technical issues.

Lisa, who has replaced the previous Consortium Manager, Aggie Kotze, has spent the last seven years as manager of REACHReady Ltd, a subsidiary of the UK Chemical Industries Association, providing technical support and training on REACH matters for UK Companies.

ILA Regulatory Affairs Director, Dr Steve Binks, said: “Lisa has an excellent in-depth knowledge of REACH that will be of great benefit to Consortium members and I look forward to working with her to help ensure that the business risks created by REACH are minimised.”

Lisa will be the point of contact for all REACH matters and can be contacted at allen@ila-lead.org or by calling ILA on +44 (0)20 7833 8090.

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The European Union’s REACH Regulation came into force in 2007 and replaced the previous risk assessment system for chemicals in the EU. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals and aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.