The European Chemicals Agency comprises:

  • A Management Board, responsible for adopting the financial planning, work programme, and annual reporting of the Agency, inter alia. 
  • An Executive Director: the legal representative of the Agency, responsible for the day to day management and administration of the Agency, including responsibility over its finances. The Executive Director reports to the Management Board. 
  •  A Member State Committee, to resolve differences of opinion on draft decisions proposed by the Agency or Member States and to make proposals for identification of substances of very high concern.
  • Risk Assessment Committee, to prepare opinions on evaluation, on applications for authorisation, on proposals for restrictions and on classification and labelling.
  •  A Committee for Socio-economic Analysis, to prepare opinions on applications for authorisation, on proposals for restrictions and on questions relating to the socio-economic impact of proposed legislative action.
  • Forum on enforcement matters, to coordinate a network of Member State competent authorities responsible for enforcement.
  • Biocidal Products Committee, to prepare opinions on applications for approval and renewal of active substances, identification of active substances which are candidates for substitution, applications for inclusion in Annex I, applications for Union authorisation, scientific and technical matters concerning mutual recognition.
  •  A Secretariat, under the leadership of the Executive Director, to support the Committees and Forum, and to undertake work on registration and evaluation processes as well as the preparation of guidance, maintenance of databases and provision of information.
  • Board of Appeal, to decide on appeals against decisions taken by the Agency.

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Page-1 Executive Director Dr Sharon McGuinness EXECUTIVE DIRECTORDr Sharon McGuinness Management Board Paul Krajnik MANAGEMENT BOARDPaul Krajnik Board of Appeal BoA Antoine Buchet BOARD OF APPEALBOAAntoine Buchet Communications A1 David Cliffe COMMUNICATIONSA1David Cliffe Hazard Assessment Dir. C Mike Rasenberg HAZARD ASSESSMENTDIR. CMike Rasenberg Submissions and Interaction Dir. A Mercedes Viñas SUBMISSIONS AND INTERACTIONDIR. AMercedes Viñas Submission and Processing A3 Audrey Anne Anastasi SUBMISSION AND PROCESSINGA3Audrey Anne Anastasi Risk Management Dir. D Peter van der Zandt RISK MANAGEMENT DIR. DPeter van der Zandt Information Systems Dir. I Kai Taka-aho INFORMATION SYSTEMSDIR. IKai Taka-aho Resources Dir. R Shay O’Malley RESOURCESDIR. RShay OMalley Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis SEAC Maria Ottati COMMITTEE FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSISSEACMaria Ottati Enforcement Forum FORUM Henrik Hedlund ENFORCEMENT FORUMFORUMHenrik Hedlund Member State Committee MSC Katinka van der Jagt MEMBER STATE COMMITTEEMSCKatinka van der Jagt Committee for Risk Assessment RAC Roberto Scazzola COMMITTEE FOR RISK ASSESSMENTRACRoberto Scazzola ORGANISATION CHART ORGANISATION CHART Biocidal Products Committee BPC Joost van Galen BIOCIDAL PRODUCTS COMMITTEEBPCJoost van Galen * The quality management function forms part of the Governanc... * The quality management function forms part of the Governance, Strategy and Relations Unit Prioritisation and Integration Dir. B Ofelia Bercaru PRIORITISATION AND INTEGRATIONDIR. BOfelia Bercaru Water, Alternative Methods and Prioritisation B3 Mark Blainey WATER, ALTERNATIVE METHODS AND PRIORITISATIONB3Mark Blainey Ver 2.0/2024 Ver 2.0/2024 Support and Enforcement A2 Erwin Annys SUPPORT AND ENFORCEMENTA2Erwin Annys Data Availability A4 Annika Mälkiä DATA AVAILABILITYA4Annika Mälkiä Data Management and Analysis B2 Tiago Pedrosa DATA MANAGEMENTAND ANALYSIS B2Tiago Pedrosa Industrial Emissions, Screening and Exposure Assessment B4 Ke... INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS, SCREENING AND EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT B4Kevin Pollard Chemistry B1 Suvi Takala CHEMISTRYB1Suvi Takala Dossier Evaluation I C1 Sampo Karkola DOSSIER EVALUATION IC1Sampo Karkola Hazard Assessment and Scientific Coordination C3 Wim De Coen HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND SCIENTIFIC COORDINATION C3Wim De Coen Dossier Evaluation II C2 Hugues Kenigswald DOSSIER EVALUATION IIC2Hugues Kenigswald Hazard Classification C4 Paul Ryan HAZARD CLASSIFICATION C4Paul Ryan Biocidal Products D2 Javier Sanchez Saez BIOCIDAL PRODUCTSD2Javier Sanchez Saez Biocidal Active Substances D1 Claudio Carlon BIOCIDAL ACTIVE SUBSTANCES D1Claudio Carlon Risk Management I D3 Simone Doyle RISK MANAGEMENT I D3Simone Doyle Risk Management II D4 Rémi Lefèvre RISK MANAGEMENT II D4Rémi Lefèvre Productivity and Support Systems I1 Loukas Georgiou PRODUCTIVITY AND SUPPORT SYSTEMSI1Loukas Georgiou Submissions and Cloud Platforms I2 Orion Andrews SUBMISSIONS AND CLOUD PLATFORMSI2Orion Andrews Integrated Regulatory Systems I3 Fabrizio Francioso INTEGRATED REGULATORY SYSTEMS I3Fabrizio Francioso Finance R1 Tuula Hakala FINANCE R1Tuula Hakala Human Resources R2 Eric Rieger HUMAN RESOURCES R2Eric Rieger Corporate Services R3 John Wickham CORPORATE SERVICES R3John Wickham Registry of the Board of Appeal RBoA Alen Močilnikar REGISTRY OF THE BOARD OF APPEAL RBOAAlen Močilnikar ECHA Bodies ECHA Bodies Executive Director Executive Director Unit Unit Staff Staff Legal Affairs E2 Minna Heikkilä LEGAL AFFAIRSE2Minna Heikkilä Governance, Strategy and Relations* E1 Frank Büchler GOVERNANCE, STRATEGY AND RELATIONS*E1Frank Büchler Directorate Directorate Internal Audit IAC Minna Strömberg INTERNAL AUDIT IACMinna Strömberg Dynamic connector 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 5 6 7 0 1 5 6 7 8 9 0 7 4 6 7 9 1 Governance and Legal Dir. E GOVERNANCE AND LEGALDIR. E 2