Geoff Leach

Geoff Leach

 Geoff Leach joined the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 1982, and joined the Dangerous Goods Office in 1990.  In May 2002 he was appointed Head of the Dangerous Goods Office, also becoming the United Kingdom member of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP), having attended all working group and Panel meetings since 1993 in the capacity of advisor. In November 2007 he was elected Chairman of the DGP, and also Chairman of the Dangerous Goods European Liaison Group, an informal body of European authorities and operators; he has also chaired the 6 IATA lithium battery workshops held to date.  He was also an adviser to the United Kingdom expert at the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.  In 2013, he left the CAA to form the Dangerous Goods Office Limited, offering training and consultancy to industry and regulators worldwide.  He continues to attend all ICAO DGP meetings on behalf of the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council.

 In 2016 Geoff received the George L. Wilson Award, considered the highest form of recognition for an individual based on a lifetime of achievement in advancing the cause of safety in the transport of dangerous goods.