Steve Anderson PhD MRSC: a Physical Chemist who worked in a variety of Research and Development areas for a major multinational (Unilever) for over 25 years. Spent first six years on detergent projects then moved to the Netherlands for three years as a laundry detergents manager. On moving back to UK, became Technical Head for New Business for Lever Europe and subsequently took responsibility for Trade and Environmental aspects of Packaging for Unilever Home and Personal Care. Subsequently took on the role of Unilever Technical External Affairs Manager – Packaging for over eight years before leaving to become a consultant. Was a member for twelve years of the Unilever Corporate Packaging and Environment Group latterly becoming secretary of that group, Chaired the EUROPEN Regulatory Affairs Committee for eight years. Now has over 10 years experience as a consultant and has worked for Unilever as an advisor, undertaken projects for industry organisations (EUROPEN and Recoup) and WRAP in the UK . More recently he worked on develpng the PEC overview of Global Food Contact Packaging Legislation in collaboration with ECMA.
Richard Inns BSc. DMS F.Inst.Pkg: a Polymer Physicist has worked in the packaging industry for 38 years for both manufacturers (Metal Box) and users (Unilever) of packaging. Spent ten years as Director of the Packaging Division of Pira before moving back to Unilever taking responsibility for Personal Care packaging in Asia before moving to Italy to take responsibility for packaging at the Global Dental Innovation Centre and then on to a similar role in the Spreads Category in Rotterdam. Both at Pira and Unilever he played a major role in identifying and evaluating new packaging technology from around the World. He was a member for seventeen years of the Unilever Corporate Packaging and Environment Group becoming Chairman of that group, Global Issue Leader for packaging and a member of Corporate Policy Group.” Since becoming a consultant he has been an advisor to EUROPEN and has carried out projects for EUROPEN, Incpen, ECR Europe, ECMA, WRAP and major European companies.