ILA appoints senior scientist for health

Cris Williams has been appointed as the International Lead Association’s new senior scientist-health with responsibility for providing in depth expertise on toxicological science associated with lead exposures. He will be based in ILA’s offices in North Carolina in the US.

Williams previously worked for the consulting firm Ramboll Environ and has more than 21 years of experience in applied toxicology, quantitative risk assessment and public health.

He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in toxicology and risk assessment. In addition, he has worked as a peer reviewer for several toxicology and risk assessment journals.

Williams will provide health science support for the lead industry and the lead battery industry and joins a team that includes Jasim Chowdhury who provides scientific support in the environmental area.

Steve Binks, ILA’s regulatory affairs director said “He joins ILA at a very opportune time with the health effects of lead taking centre stage in the regulatory landscape. His knowledge and experience will be critical for lead producers and downstream users to help ensure that any new regulations appropriately reflect the current science and are proportionate to the risks to human health.”