The IBVTA team is a resource that all members can contribute to and draw on. IBVTA’s founding board is supported by a secretariat and science and regulatory committee, chosen because of their individual backgrounds and skills.
united voice for the sector.
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
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
PhD Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. 11 year career as Senior Research Scientist (drug discovery specialist) at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
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
PhD Chemistry (Catalysis), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Currently Product Stewardship Manager at major UK e-liquid manufacturer, supporting development of innovative products.
Chemistry MChem (Hons) 1st Class, University of Manchester. 8 years’ analytical experience in GMP and GLP environments; industries include pharmaceutical, industrial and specialist chemicals.
Chemistry BSc (Hons), Newcastle University. 25 years analytical chemistry and combustion experience. Specialist analysis: harm reduction products since 1997, vaping devices since 2011.
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.
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.