Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Staff: Joyce K. Borkhoff

Joyce K. Borkhoff, Vice President, Chemicals & Food and Nutrition

As a regulatory chemist, Ms. Borkhoff has been employed in senior positions within the chemical industry for over 25 years. Her technical and regulatory acumen and her strong communication and interpersonal skills enabled her to develop and deliver Health, Environment, Safety, Security, and Stewardship programs that addressed all regulatory obligations while contributing to the development and success of corporate business strategies. To support her employers’ outreach interests, her leadership and advanced mediation skills enabled her to successfully represent the interests of the chemical industry in bilateral and multi-stakeholder regulatory forums that have tackled the development and evolution of a wide variety of legislative and regulatory amendments.

Ms. Borkhoff is well known for her ability to effectively characterize and communicate the impacts of the regulatory environment on the chemical industry. She is frequently invited to contribute to trade magazines and present her advice and experience to a wide range of SME and large multi-national audiences. Her technical and regulatory experience and her strong knowledge of the North American Chemical Industry, makes Ms. Borkhoff uniquely qualified to provide practical, best-in-class service to help the NAFTA market understand and meet the requirements of Global Notification/Registration programs, including EU REACH.

As an industry expert and advocate, she has participated in numerous industry/government tables and multi-stakeholder consultations regarding such topics as toxic substance management; the review and re-engineering of the CEPA; the New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR); the Environmental Assessment Regulations for substances regulated under Food and Drug Act; and the Canadian Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) including information gathering (Section 71) and inventory updates; risk assessment; and risk management.

At Intertek Health Sciences, Ms. Borkhoff serves as Vice President of the North American Chemicals and Food & Nutrition Groups, delivering expert advice and direction to clients who seek compliance and understanding of a wide variety of chemical control legislation and regulatory initiatives.  She also leads the Chemicals team of regulatory and scientific experts who help clients address challenging regulatory climates and demanding marketplaces, in a timely and cost-effective manner, by successfully using surrogate data, estimation methods, or waiver requests, to meet complex requirements for physical-chemical and toxicological information prescribed under a variety of new and existing chemical notification and assessment programs across the globe.


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