Simon Francis WebbGovernment Relations and Public Policy at Procter & Gamble
Simon Webb has been employed by Procter & Gamble since 1994. Initially as an Environmental Toxicologist in the Health and Beauty Care business unit and subsequently within corporate roles in External Relations (2004 - 2007) and Government Relations (2007 - present).
He holds a BSc degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Wales (1985), a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Manchester (1990), an MBA from Manchester Metropolitan University (1995), an MPhil in Environmental Chemistry from the Open University (2001), the Graduate Diploma in Law from De Montfort University (2015) and an LLB in Law from Northumbria University (2017).
Simon has published widely on the environmental effects and exposure of consumer product chemicals and pharmaceuticals (>1,200 citations and h-index 15). Between 2007 and 2011 he served as a member of the governing council of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (ISRTP). Between 2006 and 2015, he served on the Steering Committee of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA). Simon has been active in numerous task forces and work groups of industry associations (e.g., AISE, Cosmetics Europe, CEFIC, EFPIA, PhRMA, EDANA) and other fora (e.g., ECETOC, ERASM, ILSI, ISRTP). Since 2011, he has been the representative of P&G to EUROPEN (the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment). He currently chairs the EUROPEN Task Force on the Circular Economy Waste Proposals.
From 2001 until 2004 he was seconded to CEFIC (the European Chemical Industry Council) where he was responsible for the coordination and execution of the Long Range Research Initiative (LRI). Prior to joining P&G he was employed from 1989 - 1993 by APEM (Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management Ltd), an environmental consultancy in Manchester specialising in biological and chemical water quality, surface water amelioration and fisheries management.