Dr. John Harrison has worked extensively in the biocides Regulatory sector in the EU. After graduating from the University of Oxford University, he completed a PhD in glaciology, climatology, hydro- and geo-chemistry at the University of Salford in Manchester. Between 2003 and 2008 John was involved in assessment and regulation of pesticides within DAFM. Within Irish competent authority John has represented Ireland I Standing Committee for Biocidal Products, the Biocidal Products Committee at ECA and was active participant at the EU competent authority and Co-ordination Group meetings on biocides. Today John is active as Regulatory Manager for biocides in Syngenta company. John has developed a strong background in the EU political and biocide regulatory systems gained from over 17 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors.