Strategic Team

Marcus Rink is the Chair of the SCA Strategic Board with responsibility for constituting board members and the objectives of the standing committee of analysts are observed

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

Shaun Jones 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.

Shaun currently works for mua water having built up a career in the drinking and wastewater industry. In addition, to his role as Chair for the Microbiology Goup, Shaun is also Treasurer of the SCA and actively contributes to the work of SCA.

Steve Kippin 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.

Steve Kippin is formerly Head of Environmental and Food Chemistry at LGC previously known as the Laboratory of The Government Chemist) where he worked for over forty years.

Tim served chair of the ISO subcommittee on water quality sampling, ISO TC 147 SC6. Chair elect of the BSI Water Quality Committee EH3. 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.

Tim White is Managing Director of Marquis & Lord Ltd, a firm of consulting scientists engaged in data use and interpretation.

David McMullan has over twenty years experience leading and managing large multi site laboratories supporting the provision of drinking water and wastewater services across Scotland. Specialising in trace organics David lead the team providing inorganic and metals analysis.

David now have overall responsibility for the full range of Scottish Water’s analytical services including microbiology and Cryptosporidium.

John Watson (CBiol MSB ACQI) has over 20 years experience of working as a scientist in the UK water industry. Starting his career as an algologist, he then progressed through leadership roles in the Microbiology Laboratory and has contributed to the Microbiology of Sewage Sludge series.

John is currently Quality and Support Manager for South West Water’s Laboratory

Paul Greenwood (CChem MRSC) combines a 13-year post-graduate Chemistry career in the Drinking Water, Environmental testing and laboratory instrument manufacture sectors. A further 17-years at UKAS, where he progressed from the role of assessment manager and technical assessor through a variety of senior management roles to his ultimate position as UKAS Operations Director.

Paul now runs his own consultancy (GQMS) which provides practical support to companies wishing to demonstrate their competence and compliance in accordance with international standards, primarily in the testing, inspection, certification and verification (TIC) sectors.

Clive Thompson (CChem, CSci, CWem, FRSC, FIFST, FCIWEM, FRSPH) has worked in laboratories for three water companies over the last 50 years. He has been actively involved in developing SCA methods ever since its formation in 1973. He ran the LEAP proficiency scheme for about 15 years until its sale to Fera and is also an RAE sponsored Visiting Professor at East London University (Water Engineering).

Clive is currently Chief Scientist at ALS, Life Sciences UK based in Rotherham

Dr Ian Barnabas (CSci CChem FRSC) is the chair of the Organic Methods Working Group since 2015. Ian is responsible for the development of the Organic chemistry Bluebooks and has been active with the SCA since the 1990’s.

Currently Head of Laboratories and Sampling for Northumbrian Water Group, he has over 25 years experience in the water industry. Ian is also the chair of the BSI physical and chemical methods committee (EH3/2) responsible for representing the UK in both ISO and CEN standardisation work in the area of Water Quality.

Andy Ferran works for the Environment Agency and provides secretarial support to the SCA

Emma Thorpe CChem MRSC is Chair of the Inorganics Methods working group since 2023. Responsible for co-ordinating all publications involving inorganic, metals and physical methods. Emma is currently Principal Scientist for Inorganics at ALS Laboratories UK Ltd