Member profile

Dr Camilla Alexander-White (Chair)

Last updated: 16 April 2024

Dr Alexander-White is a chemical safety assessor of 25 years’ plus experience and strategic advisor to the cosmetics and foods sectors on assuring the safety of product-critical ingredients or contaminants coming under regulatory scrutiny in Europe. She is a Eurotox registered toxicologist (ERT), chartered chemist (CChem) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). After a decade at Unilever working on developing novel approach methodologies (NAM) for safety testing without animals and as Programme Manager covering safety programmes for foods and cosmetics products, she worked as Principal Scientist in human health at the Environment Agency (England and Wales) and then as Senior Manager with the global consultancy company Ramboll Environ. She has worked on regulatory dossiers across USA and EU on a wide range of challenging and globally critical product ingredients, novel foods products and environmental contaminants in air, soil, water and waste.

Dr Alexander-White works with consortia to develop safety strategies, facilitates round table discussions and workshops on safety issues and strategies, prepares safety dossiers for critical product ingredients and performs science advocacy and diplomacy work at UK & European Level.  In her work, she looks at the use and acceptance of Novel Approach Methods (NAM) in regulatory risk assessment. She works for the RSC as senior policy advisor, and over the past 3 years has been advising the government on chemical regulation post Brexit and on the development of a new Chemicals Strategy for the UK. She is also Vice-Chair of the board at LHASA Ltd UK, a not-for-profit organisation developing the use of a suite of in silico predictive toxicology approaches for chemical and drug safety assessment.

Register of interests

In line with FSA policy and established good practice for accessing external expertise, Scientific Advisory Committee members are required to declare any personal or non-personal interests which represent a real or potential conflict in respect of general or specific aspects of work undertaken. Interests will be managed in accordance with the FSA’s policy and guidance. 

If members have interests not specified in these notes, but which they believe could be regarded as influencing their advice or other work for FSA, they should declare them. However, members are not under any obligation to search out interests of which they might reasonably not be aware. For example, either through being unaware of all the interests of family members, or of not being aware of links between one company and another. 


Personal Interests

Category of Interest

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Direct employment

Royal Society of Chemistry (Part-time salaried Employee) (2016-present):

Lead policy advisor – chemicals policy – (2016-2024);

Lead Science-Policy Advisor – international chemicals policy (April 2024 onwards)

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

MKTox & Co Ltd (Director & Shareholder income) (2016-present) – independent cosmetics safety assessor.

UK science advisory committees (SACs)(paid honoraria):

Food Standards Agency; Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP): committee member (2013-2020); Chair 2020-current.

Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) Science Advisory Group on Consumer Safety (SAG-CS) 2021 – current

Health & Safety Executive, REACH Independent Science Expert Pool member (RISEP) – 2021 – current – Chair REACH authorisation challenge panels.

Health & Safety Executive, Science Quality Assurance Group (SQAG) 2023-2027

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

British Toxicology Society- Member

UK Chemical Stakeholder Forum- previous Chair & member

Chair of the Board of Trustees of Milton Keynes Arts Centre (Jan 2024 onwards) – unpaid

Non-Personal Interests

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Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Fellowships endowed by relevant organisations

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) - no financial remuneration

Historic interests


Category of Interest

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

Lhasa Ltd Scientific Charity (Board of Trustees 2016-2024; Chair 2021-2023) – unpaid non-executive directorship