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Malcolm Doak - MSc, PGeo, EurGeol

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Malcolm Doak MSc. PGeo EurGeol. SiLC. Malcolm Doak, serving as Director of Environmental Governance at Novartis, possesses over two decades of expertise in environmental compliance, brownfield redevelopment, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. His responsibilities at Novartis encompass strategic oversight of legacy sites and spearheading governance protocols for the forthcoming European Union regulations on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Malcolm has a strong foundation in contaminant groundwater studies and holds a Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) credential, also plays a pivotal role in supporting Novartis operational sites globally with their licensing requirements. His professional journey features significant roles including serving as a Rapporteur at the European Chemicals Agency (2020 -2023), where he led coordination efforts for the EU's prohibition of PFAS in firefighting foams, as well as holding senior environmental regulatory positions in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and leading consultancy teams in brownfield redevelopment. Up to 2014, Malcolm spent several years as a consultant in RSK, RPS, and URS in contaminated land and EHS projects at pharmaceutical PPC facilities, at hazardous waste transfer stations, and at municipal landfills. During 2000 to 2005, and in 2012/14 Malcolm was an environmental regulator with the Irish EPA and the UK Environment Agency. At EPA he was a national representative on the EU Waste BREF note, the IMPEL Common Forum. He has published many papers on the risk-based approach to contaminated land in Ireland, and on the remote sensing of illegal landfills in Northern Ireland. He teaches on aspects of contaminated land for Trinity College Dublin to post-graduate environmental engineers. He is a Hydrogeologist with an MSc awarded in 1995, and attained SiLC in 2008 while with RSK.

Organisation: Novartis

Member of: IGI, EurGeol

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