Executive Committee Member Nomination Committee Member
In October 2005, Tony Bastock was elected Chairman of the ABM Group of companies in Cefic (the 450 Cefic companies with < Euros 1 billion turnover). He is also a member of the Cefic Board and Executive Committee. He also holds the position of Chair of the UK National Authority Advisory Committee on Chemical Weapons.
He is a Past-President of the UK Chemical Industries Association, a CIA Council Member and Co-Chair of the Supply Chain Leadership Group working with the British Retail Consortium. He has led trade missions to Japan, Korea, Russia, USA, Czech Republic, Poland and several Western European countries.
He has considerable research interests including green chemistry, environmentally friendly catalysis and chiral halogenation processes.
Other interests include science education, especially at primary and secondary levels and he is Chair of the Catalyst Museum Trust, which supports hands-on, interactive, science-based projects with schools in the North West.
In 1994 he was awarded the Royal Society of Arts Howarth Medal for Enterprise and Innovation in the NorthWest. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and in 1998 he was awarded the OBE for Services to the Chemical Industry.
Tony Bastock was educated at the University of Birmingham, UK. His first degree was in Pure Chemistry and was followed by a PhD degree in Aromatic Fluorine Chemistry.
Tony Bastock is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Cefic ABM group.