Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes

Senior Regulatory Consultant

Chris is a Senior Regulatory Consultant in the NCEC team. He has several years’ experience working for a major multinational chemical company on the implementation of REACH, as both a regulatory professional and as an environmental scientist. He has developed a detailed knowledge of the regulation, supporting a diverse range of chemicals and industry associations, and is experienced in engaging in regulatory evaluation discussions. He previously chaired and currently works as science advisor to the Ecology Group at Concawe, a technical expert group responsible for addressing environmental aspects of REACH for the European refining industry. As part of this group’s activities, Chris is engaged in the ECHA PetCo Working Group, part of the SVHC Roadmap to 2020. He also participates in a number of scientific organisations and research projects, and is author of multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications. Chris’ other experience includes GHS and global product notification regulations. In his previous role, he acted as a focal point for coordination of health and environmental hazard and risk information for safety data sheet (SDS) authoring and was responsible for addressing environmental regulatory requirements for a global product launch.