Richard young 2023

Richard Young

Managing Director and Principal Toxicologist

RSB/BTS European Registered Toxicologist

Richard has >20 years’ experience in desk-based toxicology at bibra. He has an MSc in Applied Toxicology and is a RSB/BTS and European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). His skills include expert analysis of human health data. This can involve the pragmatic application of risk assessment methodology to mammalian toxicity data sets in order to derive robust conclusions on toxicological acceptability and health risks to exposed populations. In 2018, Richard became the Managing Director of bibra.

Richard has worked for clients from the food and beverage, food contact materials, consumer goods, agrochemical, biocidal, industrial chemical, pharmaceutical, electronic cigarette and cannabinoid sectors. For the past 15 years, he has been heavily involved in assisting companies comply with their REACH registration obligations, including supporting registrants respond to ECHA Evaluation decisions. Richard has played a key role in assisting e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers and importers with the toxicological assessments of their products, notably with their EU TPD and US FDA PMTA compliance obligations. Most recently he has been involved in the toxicological assessment of cannabinoids (notably CBD and THC) for a number of clients from a range of sectors (e.g. food, consumer products and pharmaceuticals).

In his spare time Richard can be found playing padel tennis and 5-a-side football (when his knees can cope), and running around and entertaining his two children.

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