Meet the Chemical Watch Team

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Mamta is co-founder of Chemical Watch, which she soon established as the standard reference for news on the EU REACH regime. She now leads a team reporting on regulatory and business issues across Asia, Europe and the Americas. She has a degree in applied chemistry and a journalism diploma.

Julian co-founded Chemical Watch with Mamta Patel in 2007, and he has led the expansion of the business from two people initially to more than 20 today. Before Chemical Watch, he was Editor of The ENDS Report, the environmental business journal.

Emma has written extensively for Chemical Week and ICIS, and advised bodies including Cefic on communication issues. She jointly launched the Responsible Care magazine Careline. Emma has a degree in chemistry with industrial economics.

Stuart manages the operations of CW Research Ltd, as Board director and head of the management team. He also works on business development projects. Previously, he worked for the environmental business publisher ENDS in a similar role and at global food & drinks consultancy, Zenith International.

Geraint was previously Associate Editor at The ENDS Report. He has reported on environmental policy and issues across a wide range of business sectors, including the international chemical industry.

Judy has a background in event organising around the world and has spent most of her career producing high level regulatory events for a number of leading international organisations.

Prior to joining Chemical Watch, Leigh wrote for the Press Association, ICIS and, covering a range of environmental and business related topics. He also contributes to Guardian Sustainable Business. Leigh is the editor of Chemical Watch’s global business coverage.

Prior to joining Chemical Watch in 2012, Richard spent 15 years in senior digital marketing/operations positions within a range of digital publishing, elearning and software development organisations.

Prior to joining Chemical Watch, Kelly worked with trade associations, with a focus on regulatory advocacy for the building and construction industry. Her academic background is in English and Spanish.

Sarah has worked in marketing for multinational publishing companies since 2011. Before joining Chemical Watch in February 2015, she worked for Routledge (part of Taylor & Francis / Informa Group), and has a BSc in Psychology.

Vanessa has reported for a wide range of science, business and technology magazines in her career before Chemical Watch. She has an academic background in biochemistry and neuroscience and, born in Austria, is fluent in English, German and Italian.

Jess joined Chemical Watch from college and has completed a Business Administration apprenticeship and a mentoring qualification. She now deals with event media partnerships, the consortia database and data management.

Andrew has a background in chemistry, magazine publishing and chemical hazard regulations. From 2010 to 2014, he was the deputy editor at Chemistry World, the flagship magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Since then, he has worked as a consultant on a range of projects relating to science communication, EU policy and REACH.

Harrison is responsible for all design and production here at CW Research Ltd. After gaining a BA hons in Graphic design in Bristol, he did a short stint working in London before going onto work for Buckinghamshire Business First.

Luke has spent almost a decade reporting and editing diverse international B2B and technical publications covering: green fuels, oil and petrochemicals, air and sea transportation and logistics, and construction.

With over 20 years international experience in marketing and event management within the pharmaceutical, medical, recruitment and charity sectors, Sally joined Chemical Watch in July 2016 as Senior Events Manager. Her focus is on developing Chemical Watch events in Asia and the US.

Sarah has joined CW as Hubs Editorial Content Manager. She has had a long career in publishing and editorial design and recently obtained a Masters of Research in Information Environments.

Lorna has a background in event organising and customer service in the travel and training sectors, including Simply Travel, Eastern Leadership Centre and Cambridgeshire County Council. She has a BA (Hons) degree in Business & Tourism Studies

Born in Munich, Doris has a background in teaching, translation and languages. She is fluent in English, German and French (keen on improving her Italian).

Glen has a background in finance, and joins the Chemical Watch team with responsibility for subscription renewals and entries in our annual Service Providers Guide.

Nick has worked for the Birmingham Evening Mail and the trade union UNISON. He has had four books published, articles in the Independent and Daily Telegraph, and a documentary on Al Jazeera.

Lotte joined Chemical Watch from college and now deals with new subscription sales, job advertising and sponsorship enquiries.

Martina had a career in book publishing, before working for Chemical Watch as a subeditor. She has an MA in Hungarian from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. Martina recently learnt Welsh.

Samantha Pecorak joined Chemical Watch after working for several years for Hogan Lovells in their law library. She also has a strong background in event planning from her time working at non-profits and in political fundraising. Samantha works in the U.S office, handling renewals and providing administrative and event support.

Jim joined Chemical Watch in 2013 and works in an editorial support role researching legislation, reports and studies.

Sonja works on a variety of different projects within the company which include subscription sales, banner advertising, event advertising and attending our conferences. She previously worked in the media industry, in advertising.

David left school in 2011 after taking his A-levels and came to Chemical Watch as an accounts apprentice. He is now studying at college for his Association of Accounting Technicians qualification having completed his apprenticeship.

Kerry has a background in sales and account management within the engineering, telecoms and design industry. Kerry is responsible for advertising and SPG sales.

Meg joined the company after relocating from South East England. She has a lot of experience in office administration in various roles in globally operating companies. She now deals with event media partnerships and administration support in her role as Sales Administrator and Customer Service Executive.

Victor joined Chemical Watch in July 2015 as an account manager, with an academic background in Business Management adding to the team his professional experience in international business, sales and international events background. Born in Costa Rica fluent in Spanish and wishing to continue improving on his Italian.

Prior to joining Chemical Watch, Susan worked in a variety of libraries for over a decade, where she developed an interest in online information enviroments and tools.

Before joining our sales team, Bill worked as a copywriter, specialising in web content and articles for environmental businesses and social enterprises. He also has 10 years' experience in media and B2B sales and has previously co-run an organic food distribution company. He has an interest in environmental affairs and a degree in Environmental Studies.

Katy joined Chemical Watch after college and has since completed a Business Administration apprenticeship and an IT qualification. Supporting various parts of the team, she deals with data management and renewals.

Petya joined Chemical Watch in 2015 as a member of the Marketing team and is responsible for web content management and print production. She has worked in similar positions in National associations of Local councils in UK, Bulgarian Energy Holding in Bulgaria, tourism industry in Greece and has BA in International Relations.

Jacob joined Chemical Watch in 2016 and works in the Events team. His role includes organising & running Webinars, record, edit & assemble content for eLearning courses and assists with production material & content for CW live events. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Film & Television Production.