Christine (Chris) SnaithHead of Plant Protection Products, Chemicals Regulation Division at Health and Safety Executive
Chris joined the Health and Safety Executive in 1991, initially working on the registration of non-agricultural pesticides (with just 4 product types!) under the then national arrangements, COPR (Control of Pesticides Regulations, 1986).
After 5 years she won a place on a development scheme and spent over 20 years in a variety of positions, both corporate jobs in HR and stakeholder engagement, as well as regulatory roles from fork-lift truck operational policy to establishing environmental impact assessment for decommissioning nuclear reactors, followed by 8 years on occupational ill-health reduction. Chris returned to chemicals regulation in 2018 and heads the Plant Protection Products Unit.