The Standing Committee of Analysts

The Standing Committee of Analysts

Strategic Board Members

Marcus Rink: - Chair

 

M Rink

 

 

Responsibilities

    • Chair SCA Strategic Board with strategic responsibility for:
      •  constituting board committee members
      • the publishing, review and maintenance of methodology whilst ensuring:
        • Strategic objectives are observed
        • Format and style are in keeping with the SCA

External

    • Currently Deputy Chief Inspector responsible for the strategic operational delivery of the Drinking Water Inspectorate in England and Wales.

 

Rob Carter : - Secretary

Responsibilities

    • Secretary SCA Strategic Board with responsibility for:
      •  Assembling board committee members
      • Maintaining the publishing and review of methodology whilst ensuring:
        • Strategic objectives are observed
        • Format and style are in keeping with the SCA
        • Producing agenda, minutes, notes, communications, venues

External
Rob Carter works at the Environment Agency’s laboratory


 

Tim White: - Strategic Board Member
Tim White
Responsibilities

      • Strategic Objective 1

External
Tim White is Managing Director of Marquis & Lord Ltd, a firm of consulting scientists engaged in data use and interpretation. Chair of the ISO subcommittee on water quality sampling, ISO TC 147 SC6. Representing the Society of Chemical Industry as an SCA stakeholder with a primary interest in ensuring the quality and usability of data produced using SCA methods.

 

 

 


David McMullan: - Strategic Board Member
David McMullen

Responsibilities

      • Strategic Objective 2

External
David has over twenty years experience leading and managing in large multi site laboratories supporting the provision of drinking water and wastewater services across Scotland. Originally working as a specialist in trace organics followed by a period leading the team providing inorganic and metals analysis I now have overall responsibility for the full range of Scottish Waters analytical services including microbiology and cryptosporidium.


John Watson: - Strategic Board Member
John Watson
Responsibilities

      • Strategic Objective 3

External
John Watson (CBiol MSB ACQI) has over 20 years experience of working as a scientist in the UK water industry and is currently Quality and Support Manager for South West Water’s Laboratory. Starting in the industry as an Algologist, he progressed through leadership roles in the Microbiology Laboratory, to his current role in Quality Management.  A previous contributor to the SCA Microbiology of Sewage Sludge series, he is charged with progressing SCA Strategic Objective 3.


 

Rachel Skidmore: - Strategic Board Member
Rachel Skidmore
Responsibilities

      • Strategic Objective 4

External
Rachel Skidmore (BSc Hons, MSB, CSci) is currently the Principal Quality Assurance Manager for Severn Trent Water Plc, covering all laboratory and sampling activities for the company. Rachel has over 29 years experience in science, 19 years of which are within the water industry, and a further 6 years experience in management roles within the forensic science industry. Having previously sat on the Microbiology Working Group 2 for a number of years, Rachel now is one of the strategic sponsors on the board of SCA.


Shaun Jones

Shaun Jones: - Strategic Board Member

Responsibilities

      • Microbiology

External
Shaun is Chair of the Microbiological Methods working group since 2016. Responsible for all microbiological publications including the series: Microbiology of Drinking Water, Microbiology of Recreational and Environmental Waters and Microbiology of Sewage Sludge.
Currently Microbiology and Public Health Manager at Wessex Water Services Ltd. Graduate microbiologist, practising in the Water Supply and Wastewater actively contributing to the work of SCA.

 


Chris Gilfoyle: - Strategic Board Member

Responsibilities

      • Biology

External

 


 

Hazel Davidson: - Strategic Board Member

Responsibilities

      • Solids

External

 


 

Paul Greenwood: - Strategic Board Member
Paul Greenwood
Responsibilities

      • Inorganics

External
Paul Greenwood (CChem MRSC) joined UKAS in 2006 after a 13 year post-graduate career in drinking water and environmental testing and analytical instrument manufacture. Since joining UKAS he has progressed from Assessment Manager and Technical Assessor to the position of Divisional Director. In addition to oversight of the accreditation of around 1500 laboratories he is a member of the UKAS Executive and responsible for ensuring strategic development and delivery of accreditation nationally and internationally. Paul is an active participant in various BSI technical committees and a member of the UK Reference Material Working Group.

 

 


Steve Kippin: - Strategic Board Member
Steve Kippin

External
Steve Kippin is Head of Environmental and Food Chemistry at LGC (formerly The Laboratory of The Government Chemist) where he has worked for over forty years. Steve has been involved in many aspects of analytical chemistry including method development and validation, largely within the water and environmental fields. He has also acted as a Technical Inspector on behalf of DWI auditing Cryptosporidium laboratories and is now involved in the management of a proficiency scheme for this analysis.

Purpose.

The Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) exists to provide authoritative guidance on methods of sampling and analysis of waters and effluents, sewage sludges, sediments, soils (including contaminated land) and biota. Where appropriate, guidance on the sampling and analysis of air will also be produced. The primary duty of SCA will be to develop and publish recommended analytical methods. This will not include the provision of advice on, or interpretation of results. All methods published by the SCA should be capable of satisfying a regulatory demand, be fit for purpose and represent best practice within the United Kingdom (UK).
However, validation data published with methods represents performance under a particular set of circumstances and is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is incumbent on users of SCA methods to assess performance on their equipment, in their laboratories, with their personnel.