Mr Pollard joined ECHA in 2007, and has been involved in all aspects of the registration process, including the start-up phase. He took on the role of registration team leader in early 2008, and was promoted to Head of Unit – Dossier Submission and Dissemination – in 2010. Before joining ECHA Mr Pollard spent a year at the European Chemicals Bureau at the DG Joint Research Council in Ispra, where also worked on REACH implementation. He has also worked at the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the area of environmental exposure assessment and had a brief stint in the agrochemical industry. Mr Pollard is from Edinburgh, Scotland.