Tilly Borsboom-Patel

Project Officer - HOPA & LOA

Tilly Borsboom-Patel joined Penman Consulting in January 2022 as Project Officer for HOPA and LOA.

Tilly studied Chemistry at the Van ‘t Hoff Instituut – Hogere Technische School in Rotterdam (1980-1986) in the evening whilst working in Rijswijk during the day.

She began her career in 1980 with Shell in Production Services measuring the properties of core samples from around the world. After obtaining her Chemistry degree, she started a role developing new additives for automotive lubricants in the Shell lab in Amsterdam. This work took her to the United Kingdom in 1990 and following several different roles she became a Product Steward in 2013 with Shell Chemicals looking after the REACH registrations for the Higher Olefins and related products. In this role, she was a member of the HOPA consortium representing Shell and was Chair of the Technical Committee and the last 4 to 3 years also chair of the Executive Committee. She was also a member of the Technical Regulatory Affairs in CESIO (Surfactants) and lead a CEFIC -CESIO pilot project on Polymers Requiring Registration which included several interactions with ECHA. After 41 years in the industry she is happy to join the Penman Consulting family.

In her free time she looks after her family and dog, is a Guide leader, sings alto in the local choral society and is an active member of the local Panto Group.