Yorkshire and the Humber

Message from the Chair

Rob Ives


Welcome to the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Group. We serve a region with a vibrant chemicals sector, particularly in the Humber region. We are home to internationally-renowned centres of excellence focused on alternative crops, green chemistry and chemical education. This expertise in biology and chemistry is now integrated with new research in production and processing which will bring new outlooks into our industry.

The region's outstanding industrial heritage has seen great changes since the rapid evolution of the 1880's. This area provided the dye houses that arguably started the organic and fine chemical revolution. It has also provided heavy industries where chemical innovation has been central to the development of new materials.

Meet the Committee Officers

Rob Ives


Dr Charlotte Wiles


Katarzyna Maltby


Key Facts

The Group organises events that tap into this expertise for generalist and expert audiences. We also run events for schools and educators across the science sectors.

The region is fortunate to have a hub of university chemistry departments in Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersfield, York, Bradford and Hull, which have produced Nobel Laureates and the materials that have powered so much development in our society.