Prof David Slater

Prof David Slater was educated at the University College of Wales and Ohio State University and initially taught chemical engineering at Imperial College, London. Through the1970s and 1980s, as founder of Technica, he led the pioneering application of risk assessment techniques to the offshore and petrochemical industries. As Her Majesty’sChief Inspector of Pollution and Director of the Environment Agency, he had a leading role, through the 1990s, in developing and implementing risk-based pollution controllegislation in the UK and Europe. He is currently a Director of the regulatory strategy organisation Cambrensis and is an Honorary Professor in the school of engineering at Cardiff University.

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