Team

united voice for the sector.

engaging constructively on behalf of all members

Team

The IBVTA team is a resource that all members can contribute to and draw on. IBVTA’s board is supported by a secretariat and science and regulatory committee, chosen because of their individual backgrounds and skills.

RICHARD HYSLOP

Chief Executive

Over 10 years’ experience advising policy makers,working with large global businesses, SMEs, and trade associations in Europe, Asia,& North America, including the UK’s leading independent vape businesses.

JULIA LAÍN ABRIL

Packaging, User Information and Documentation

PharmD, University San Pablo CEU (Madrid). Trained pharmacist. Specialised in regulatory compliance at University of Chicago, worked in drug discovery at University College London.

DR PETE GIBBONS

E-Liquid Analysis Lead

PhD Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. 11 year career as Senior Research Scientist (drug discovery specialist) at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

LIAM HUMBERSTONE

Device Product Design and Engineering

Physics with Optoelectronics BSc, 3 years’ acousto-optics research, University of Kent. 10 years Senior Academic (engineering), University of Central Lancashire. 30 years R&D experience.

DR SIMONA MAZZA

E-Liquid Analysis and Toxicology

PhD Chemistry (Catalysis), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Currently Product Stewardship Manager at major UK e-liquid manufacturer, supporting development of innovative products.

LUCY ROBINS

Device and E-Liquid Analysis

Chemistry MChem (Hons) 1st Class, University of Manchester. 8 years’ analytical experience in GMP and GLP environments; industries include pharmaceutical, industrial and specialist chemicals.

HELEN TAYLOR

Emissions Lead and E-Liquid Toxicology

Chemistry BSc (Hons), Newcastle University. 25 years analytical chemistry and combustion experience. Specialist analysis: harm reduction products since 1997, vaping devices since 2011.

GARRY DIBLEY

Membership Manager

A strong electronic engineering background.
Working with global organisations and SME’s delivering projects and managing relationships
Involved with the ecig industry from late 2008 in many capacities.

YVONNE DYER

Office Manager

Experience as PA at Executive and Boardroom level for well over 25 years. Also worked in public and private sectors. Assisted within Policy Department, in lobbying admin activities and arranging meetings with MPs and government agencies.

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