Max La Vedrine

Max La Védrine is a Principal Consultant at RPA with a degree in Environmental Earth Science and over 14 years of professional experience. Prior to joining RPA, he worked for several years in a regulatory capacity at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) where he primarily performed chemical hazard and risk assessments of North Sea Oil & Gas industry activity. He also assisted chemical suppliers in their documentation, CLP, REACH and BPR compliance. Since joining RPA, in 2016, he has provided research and analytical input on a range of projects for private clients, including consortiums, industrial associations, chemical companies and manufacturers. Max has also worked on several projects for the UK Government’s Department for Environment Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) as well as the European Commission and its agencies, including studies for DG Environment, DG Employment, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Max has worked on several REACH Applications for Authorisation where he has attended meetings with clients and with the regulatory authority, conducted site visits, performed literature reviews, and developed client’s analysis of alternatives, substitution plans, socio-economic analysis and chemical safety reports. Max has also worked on REACH restriction projects and supported clients by creating substance databases, mapping their regulatory status and conducting supply chain mapping. Max has also conducted extensive literature reviews, organised and helped to run workshops, conducted stakeholder engagement.

Max has worked on several studies looking at the impact of chemical legislation including socio-economic impacts, this includes the DG Environment regulatory fitness of the legislative framework governing the risk management of chemicals (excluding REACH), in particular the CLP Regulation and related legislation, including CLP, BPR, PPPR, CMD, CAD, toys, cosmetics and ELV. For the European Environment Agency Max reviewed the regulatory status of several substance classes across over 40 pieces of EU Regulations and Directives.

Max is also a PRINCE2 qualified project management professional with several years of project management experience.