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.

  • Olivier De Matos

    Secretary General

    Olivier De Matos

    Olivier de Matos was named Secretary General following the retirement of Dr Alan Poole in September 2017.

    Before being appointed Secretary General of ECETOC, Olivier was Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller in Brussels, Leader of the Environment and Energy Practice and member of the Brussels Leadership Team. Olivier joined Burson-Marsteller Brussels in 2001 after having worked as an intern in DG Health/Environment at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. Previously, he shadowed the Secretary to the Commission to Parliamentary and Public Relations of the WEU Assembly in Paris. His work at Burson-Marsteller has focused on advising clients on EU environmental and chemicals policies, in particular REACH.

    Olivier has also led the implementation of Burson-Marsteller’s work on agrochemical issues (pesticides, biocides and fertilisers), in particular national and regional farmer group mobilisation.

    He also served as an industry observer to the UN-Economic Commission for Europe’s Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, the UNEP Stockholm Convention on POPs, the UNEP Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes, the UNEP Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent and the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances.

    Olivier was born in 1973 and is both a Portuguese and French national. He has a Masters Degree in International and EU Law from La Sorbonne (Paris). He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian.

  • 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

  • Lisa Wingate

    Administrative Assistant

    Lisa Wingate

  • Francesca Uguccioni

    Administrative Assistant

    Francesca Uguccioni

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