CIA | Governance

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Role of the Board

Our Board is responsible for the governance of CIA. It has specific oversight of our finances, including the setting of our budget and financial forecasts. It also has responsibility for the remuneration of Executive Committee members. The Board sets the general direction of the Association, agrees annual strategic objectives and measures performance. The Board has two Committees – Audit & Risk and Remuneration.

Board members

CIA President is Chair of the Board and Council



Role of the Council

Our Council has overall responsibility for the policy work of the Association, including issues such as net zero, energy and trade. There are 5 strategy groups consisting of policy executives from member companies reporting to Council, usually chaired by a member of Council itself. Board members also sit on the Council.

Council members


Russel Argo - Brenntag UKMartin Ashcroft - TATA Chemicals Europe LimitedDavid Atchison - TriRx Pharmaceutical Services Ltd

Will Barton - ViridiCO2 LtdNick Bone - ExxonMobil Chemical LimitedNigel Bouckley - INEOS Inovyn

David Calder - Solenis UK Industries LtdJohn Case - Dow Chemical Company LtdSteve Elliott - Chemical Industries Association

Billy Gittins - Eternis Fine Chemicals UK LimitedTony Hankins - Hunstman Polyurethanes UK LimitedAdrian Hanrahan - Robinson Brothers Limited

Melanie Jury - Mitsubishi Chemical UK LimitedJeroen Kossen - Tronox Pigment UK LimitedKevin Matthews - Scott Bader Company Ltd

Eugene McKenna - Johnson Matthey PIcCammy Mitchell - GlaxoSmithKineWilliam Mounsey - Innospec Limited

Vicky Reed - Gower Chemicals LtdMark Robinson - Croda International plcJant Sankey - Orbia Fluor and Energy Materials (also known as Koura)

Paul Shelley - Ingevity UK LtdIzzy Sloan - GlaxoSmithKineAmy Summerton - SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd

Harry Swan - Thomas Swan & Co LtdFaisal Tabbah - Synthomer plcMark Williams - SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited


Role of the Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Association and reports to the Board.


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Left to right: CIA's Executive Committee members Nishma Patel, Phil Mutero, Steve Elliott and Simon Marsh

For contact details of the Executive Committee, please see Our Team page