Marco Camboni is a co-founder and the Managing Director of RPA Europe srl and an Associate to RPA Ltd. He has Masters’ degrees in Environmental Economics (University of Pisa) and Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (University of Valencia) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (University of Bologna). He has over ten years’ experience working in the field of economics, risk, regulation and policy development for a range of private and public clients, in particular international, European and national policy-makers. Marco has managed and worked on projects involving the appraisal of the environmental, social and economic impacts of various national and EU legislation, covering areas such as: chemicals, water pollution, air quality, climate change, hydrogen technologies, nanomaterials, polymers, waste, footwear, cableways, consumer redress mechanisms and public procurement.
Meg Postle is a founding Director of RPA Europe and RPA Ltd, with over 25 years of consultancy experience. With a background in environmental economics, she has extensive experience in undertaking economic analyses of projects, programmes and policies, and has worked internationally in Hong Kong, China and Indonesia as well as throughout the EU. Meg has overseen and undertaken work on a wide range of impact assessments carried out for the European Commission and various national governments. These have included, for example, resource efficiency policies (and some product level work), changes to the scope of REACH, introduction of the CLP Regulation, a regulatory definition of nanomaterials, the regulation of pesticides, revisions to the Construction Products Directive, the Noise Directive, the Sewage Sludge Directive, the Toy Safety Directive, the Directive covering the deliberate release of Genetically Modified Organisms, and the Water Framework Directive.
Dr Peter Floyd is co-founder and Director of RPA Europe and one of the original co-founders and Directors of RPA Ltd, with extensive experience of policy analysis across a wide range of sectors. Prior to becoming a consultant in 1983, he was employed on safety and risk work in the oil, chemical and nuclear industries. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in the development and application of quantitative risk/impact assessment methodologies to a wide range of projects around the world. He has also led numerous risk/impact assessment studies for the European Commission and impact assessment framework contracts for different Directorate Generals. Throughout his career, Dr Floyd has consistently enjoyed a reputation for producing technically robust work which is accessible to the non-specialist.
Zinaida Manžuch is a Principal Consultant at RPA Europe. Zinaida is a qualified researcher with 10+ years’ experience in applied research for decision-making and advising to the Lithuanian and foreign public bodies. She holds a PhD in Communication and Information (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Her research experience covers European and Lithuanian projects on societal and cultural challenges in access to and use of digital technologies and information, digital preservation, and the digital divide. She has authored publications in international scholarly journals, including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and the Journal of Documentation, and Information Research.
Rūta Akelytė is a Senior Consultant at RPA Europe. Rūta holds a master's degree (MSc) in Environmental Science: Pollution and Monitoring (Brunel University London) and a bachelor's degree in Geography (Vilnius University). She is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (C.WEM) through CIWEM. Rūta is an environmental protection professional with over five years of experience in the UK's water and wastewater utilities industry. She managed and delivered many projects that aimed to resolve pollution to watercourses from diffuse widespread pollution sources. She has broad stakeholder engagement experience, including regulators, local authorities and NGOs, and experience in contractor management to ensure effective and efficient project delivery within the assigned budget. Rūta has a strong understanding of environmental issues and is passionate about sustainability and the natural world.
Francesca Chiabrando is a Researcher at RPA Europe. Francesca holds bachelor’s degree in Political Science (University of Milan) and a Double Master Degree in International Relations and in European Union Studies (LUISS University in Rome and University of Salzburg). She has worked in a public affairs consultancy in Brussels focusing on sustainability, environmental and agricultural issues. Francesca was also an intern at the European Parliament and at the Italian Representation to the European Union, where she worked primarily on topics related to environmental protection and climate change.
Monika Hayleck is a Researcher at RPA Europe. Monika holds bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences (Elon University) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences (Auburn University). She has worked on a variety of farms across the United States, Europe and Asia, including establishing and managing her own organic produce farm. Monika has also been involved with several field ecology research projects and has experience working in finance. Through her studies and work, she has gained an in-depth understanding of a range of environmental and social issues regarding sustainability and agriculture.
Anthony Footitt is a Principal Consultant at RPA Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the field of risk, economics, regulation and policy development. He has a strong practical background in risk and economics and has managed, undertaken and written consultancy reports for more than 100 projects on a range of issues for a range of audiences and clients. In relation to chemicals and chemical risks, dating from his early work on Chemical Risk Reduction Strategies under the EU Existing Substances Regulations, he has been closely involved in the development of risk and economics approaches in relation to chemicals. He has undertaken or contributed to a great deal of the risk and economics work underpinning the EU REACH Chemicals Strategy on behalf of the European Commission.
Dr Rodrigo Pérez García is an RPA Europe Associate. He has a PhD in chemistry from the TU-Berlin (IRTG1524) and holds an Erasmus Mundus Master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (The Netherlands and Spain). He has conducted research residencies in Bristol (UK), Ispra and Perugia (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden) and Kyoto (Japan). Rodrigo is interested in the interface of arts and science, especially within nanotechnology and renewable energy, turbulence dynamics, neuroscience, music, visual art and literature.
Claudio Ledda is a Biotechnologist expert working on microalgae production and biomass downstream processing since 2010. He holds a MSc Degree in Environmental Biotechnology and PhD in Agricultural Ecology at University of Milan with a project on Microalgae cultivation in agro-energetic wastewaters for sustainable agricultural chain development. From 2014 to 2015 he worked in Spain at University of Almeria within the Marine Biotechnology Group headed by Prof. Molina-Grima and in Portugal at Buggypower S.L. in one of the biggest closed-photobioreactor production plant in Europe producing marine microalgae such as Chlorella, Nannochloropsis and Rhodomonas for food and feed applications. From 2016 to 2020 has been Production Manager and R&D Director at Milis Energy Srl in the first Spirulina production plant in Sardinia. Since October 2020 is Scientific Director and partner at Livegreen Società Agricola Srl, managing downstream processing development for added-value compounds and alternative protein valorization from Spirulina biomass as food ingredient. He holds more than 14 publications in the sector.
Nino Paternò has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Catania (December 1976) and a PhD in Agricultural Engineering at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Catania (2011). He started as a researcher at the Institute of Physics of the same University, focusing on alternative energy. In 1978 Nino founded STEPIM, a company specializing in research, design and installation in the field of alternative energies applied to production systems, creating plants and prototypes primarily for the use of biomass. He complemented this activity by providing consultancy services, which he extended by offering socioeconomic development plans to local authorities. The designing and implementation of strategic plans for the creation of productive activities, aimed in particular at the involvement of young people, form the basis of its current work, using as support the following proprietary tools: www.lafrecciaverde.it www.rurisnet.org