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Michael Warhurst Dr Michael Warhurst has been Executive Director of CHEM Trust since July 2014. He worked on waste & resource use at Friends of the Earth from 2005-June 2014, including heading up Friends of the Earth Europe’s Resources and Consumption programme for over 5 years. Prior to this he worked on chemicals policy at WWF European Policy Office for 3 years and at Friends of the Earth for 5 years, focussing on advocating for reform of EU chemicals policy and working on the initial stages of REACH. He is a PhD Biochemist, with an MSc in Environmental Chemistry and a degree in Biochemistry.
 Elizabeth Salter Green  

Elizabeth Salter Green is co-founder of CHEM Trust and has overseen governance and the steady growth of the organisation.  She worked for WWF-UK, WWF European Policy Office, Brussels and WWF International, Switzerland for over 10 years.  She was Director of the WWF-UK Toxics Programme.  She holds degrees in Clinical Physiology and International Environmental Law and speaks French and Spanish.  Prior to WWF she worked for several years as a marine biologist.  She is author of the book “The Toxic Consumer.”

 Gwynne Lyons Gwynne Lyons is co-founder of CHEM Trust which she soon established as the leading civil society organisation working on EU endocrine disruption policy and the EU’s REACH chemicals regulation. She worked for many years as a pharmacist, before becoming Senior Researcher at Friends of the Earth in 1987, and subsequently Toxics Science and Policy Advisor at WWF-UK.  She has been a member of the Health and Safety Commission’s Advisory Committee on Toxic Chemicals, and was a member of the UK Government’s Advisory Committee on Hazardous Chemicals from 2001-2008.In 2008, Gwynne was listed in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Britain’s top 100 environmentalists as “Britain’s most effective expert on toxic chemicals.”

Senior Policy Advisor:

 Ninja Reineke Ninja Reineke has been working with CHEM Trust as a Senior Policy Adviser since January 2013 with a main focus on improving EU regulation on endocrine disrupters, e.g. within REACH and pesticide law. She holds a degree in chemistry and a PhD on marine pollutants.  She worked for WWF on EU chemicals policy for almost a decade, first in Germany and then in the European Policy Office in Brussels.  She took a leading role in WWF’s International DetoX Campaign for strengthening the EU chemicals law REACH, and subsequently attended EU expert groups dealing with implementation.  Since leaving WWF in 2012, Ninja Reineke has been based in Hamburg.  In addition to her CHEM Trust work she also provides technical expertise and support for other non-profit organisations, institutes and foundations.

Campaign intern:

CHEM Trust’s Campaign intern is a 12 month role, 4 days/week paid at the London living wage. We normally recruit around February, keep an eye out for the blog advertising the post on our web site if you are interested in applying.

Lise Masson Lise Masson has been CHEM Trust’s Campaign Intern since March 2016. She has a Masters in International and European Environmental law, and was the legal intern at Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for 6 months in 2015.

Previous campaign intern:

 Gwen Buck Gwen Buck worked for CHEM Trust as a campaign intern from March 2015 to March 2016. She has a degree in Environmental Science and brought knowledge from volunteering with third sector organisations, most recently at the Economics and Resource Use Programme at Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).