The Secretariat is composed of a Secretary General appointed by the Board as well as scientists and support staff to accomplish the tasks allocated by the Scientific Committee.

  • Dr Alan Poole

    Secretary General

    Dr Alan Poole

    On 1st October 2012, Dr Alan Poole, previously of Dow Europe succeeded Dr Neil Carmichael as Secretary General of ECETOC upon Dr Carmichael’s retirement from ECETOC after 30 years in the chemical industry.

    Alan Poole earned his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Cardiff, and his PhD from the University of Surrey: he is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He worked for the UK Medical Research Council studying the modes of action of pulmonary lung carcinogenesis in particular mesothelioma before moving to Smith Kline and French to lead a scientific team involved in preclinical development of ethical pharmaceuticals.

    He was later employed by Dow Chemical in Switzerland where he worked for over 20 years addressing safety of industrial chemicals, during which time he participated in many industry and governmental activities. He has published a book on toxicology as well contributing chapters to several others, and has published widely in the scientific literature. Alan is a familiar figure at ECETOC where he has been involved with many of its activities over the years.

    To contact Alan Poole, please call: +32 2 675 36 00 or send an e-mail to:

  • Lucy Wilmot

    Environmental Sciences Manager (Contracted to ECETOC by PFA-Brussels)

    Lucy Wilmot

    Lucy Wilmot has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, and an M.Sc. in Environmental Geochemistry from the University of Leeds.

    Since 2008, Lucy has worked as an environmental scientist and project manager for the regulatory consultancy Peter Fisk Associates Ltd in the UK, and later PFA-Brussels SPRL. At PFA, she works on projects relating to risk assessment of chemicals under EU legislative regimes, including REACH, providing technical and policy support for chemicals and related industries, and for regulatory authorities.

    Lucy was contracted (through PFA) by ECETOC in January 2017 to manage the environmental sciences programme.

  • Alice Brousse

    Human Health Sciences Manager (Contracted to ECETOC by PFA-Brussels)

    Alice Brousse

    Alice Brousse holds a BA in Pharmacy from the University of Poitiers and a Master in “Toxicology, Environment and Health” obtained at Denis Diderot University in Paris. The Master was followed by a traineeship in the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) during which she worked on the ‘Harmonisation between threshold and non-threshold methodology in human health risk assessment’.

    Since then, she has worked for various consultancies in Brussels mainly in the European chemical regulatory fields such as REACh, CLP and Biocides, gaining technical expertise through registration dossiers, study monitoring and risk assessment as well as practical counselling and project management.

    She is currently employed by PFA-Brussels (Peter Fisk Associates) as Scientist, working on ecotoxicology and environmental exposure inputs for REACh registration dossiers. On 4th January 2017, Alice Brousse was contracted (through PFA) by ECETOC in order to manage the Human Health Projects.

  • Geneviève Gérits

    Office Manager

    Geneviève Gérits

  • Ian Cummings

    Communications, Media and Web Manager

    Ian Cummings

  • Christine Yannakas

    Administrative Assistant

    Christine Yannakas

  • Francesca Uguccioni

    Administrative Assistant

    Francesca Uguccioni

To contact a member of the Secretariat, please call: +32 2 675 36 00 or send an e-mail to: