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CHEM Trust staff

Directors:

Michael Warhurst Dr Michael Warhurst, Executive Director since July 2014, 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. He is a PhD Biochemist, with an MSc in Environmental Chemistry and a degree in Biochemistry.
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Elizabeth Salter Green 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_pic Gwynne Lyons 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.”

Campaign intern:

 Gwen Buck Gwen Buck has a degree in Environmental Science and brings 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).

Associate:

 ninja_reineke Ninja Reineke 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 is based in Hamburg and has the role of Senior Policy Adviser at CHEM Trust.  In addition, she provides technical expertise and support for other non-profit organisations, institutes and foundations.