Regulatory Affairs Manager
Colm joined Repak Ltd in 2007 as a Packaging Technologist and now has overall responsibility for Regulatory Affairs. Colm holds a Primary Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters Degree in Packaging Technology from Loughborough University and is a Chartered Scientist and Environmentalist through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Colm has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, particularly in the Food and Drink sector. Previous roles include working as a Quality Technologist with Danone and Packaging Technology Manager with the Jacob Fruitfield Food Group. In this role he managed all aspects of packaging from initial design though use, re-use, recovery and disposal.
At Repak, Colm’s responsibilities now include monitoring of developments at EU and national level of environmental issues that will affect Irish industry. This includes tracking the Circular Economy Package and resultant packaging and waste legislation, and assessing their impact on Repak and its operations, from both a strategic and a policy perspective.