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Meet the Team

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Judith Russell

Managing Director

I am the MD here at Eurofins Product Testing and have worked in product testing for over 20 years. I started my career in textiles, studying a degree and PhD in Textile Technology. I was always interested in quality throughout my studies, and first roles were managing the internal labs and quality approval process for large multinational clothing brands. I then had a change of direction and took a role to manage a lab that tested toys and hardlines. I also had a period of time looking at regulatory compliance and I then joined Eurofins in 2013, I have had a few different roles with the company and took over the MD role in 2016. I am involved in all categories that we cover; Cosmetics, Detergents, Toys, Hygiene, Household, Retail & Surveillance and love my role as no two days are the same.

Samantha Duffy

Technical Manager

I have been involved in consumer product testing and regulatory compliance for over 30 years. With a background in chemistry I started out my career in the laboratory as an analyst and worked up to Laboratory Manager, so I have lots of hands on experience of testing! I moved into a consultancy role over ten years ago advising customers on legislation, safety and compliance in a wide range of product areas and in recent years have focused largely on the cosmetic area. I gained some valuable experience working for a cosmetic manufacturer but soon returned to Eurofins. My current role as Technical Manager, primarily working mainly on cosmetics, detergents and biocides, is challenging and enjoyable.

Simon Gault

International Business Development Manager

I have been working in the TIC industry for the last 13 years in Sales and Account Management specifically within the Toy and Hardgoods sector. I joined Eurofins 2 ½ years ago as I wanted to be part of Eurofins exceptional growth and to add my experience to help develop sales, client relationships and raise awareness of the company in the UK and Globally. I work with UK based clients from Retailers, Manufacturers and Imports to create bespoke Testing, Inspection and Audit programmes, ensuring they have appropriate, robust and cost effective procedures in place that work for them. I work from Home in Reading where I live with my wife, 2 children and a mad dog!

Christopher Corbett

Operations Manager

I am the Operations Manager here at Eurofins in Manchester. I started my career in analytical chemistry over twenty years ago, analysing precious metals. Over the years I have worked in many different fields of testing, ranging from large mining operations in Australia to bespoke physical testing of a range of consumer products.  I currently look after the day to day operation of the teams and the local testing facility. The most exciting thing about Eurofins is the flexibility we offer - not only standard testing but the ability to adapt our experience across a wide range of categories.    

Lutgardis Fung

Financial Administrator

I am the Financial Administrator for Eurofins Product Testing.  I joined Eurofins in 2017 after graduating from university and am responsible for financially related tasks for the company.  I am also enjoying the opportunity to become more involved in the testing of products whenever possible.

Christine Dee

Analytical Service Manager

I started my career as a Lab Technician in a Wines and Spirits laboratory after gaining a HNC in Chemistry. I went on to work for a Product Testing Laboratory testing water samples. I have undertaken various other roles whilst bringing up a family. I started back at Eurofins in 2015 and have been involved in Cosmetics ,  Food Contact and Retail & Surveillance. I previously worked for Eurofins for 10 years part time, carrying out physical testing on toys.

Mark Smith

Analytical Service Manager

I am principally responsible for looking after the cosmetics testing. I worked extensively in the chemical and FMCG Food sectors and gained valuable experience working for a small cosmetics brand for some time. I joined Eurofins in 2017.

Joanne Maggs

Analytical Service Manager

I look after the toy testing for the division. After gaining an MSc in Environmental Management, I then went on to work in the printing industry for 5 years. I have been working for Eurofins since 2006 with some breaks and have looked after food contact, VOC and toys. I also spent a year in the labs carrying out the physical testing of toys and have two young children so have a good grounding in children’s playthings!

Andrew Worsick

Analytical Service Manager

I joined Eurofins in 2018 with 12 years’ experience working in test laboratories. I've worked on building sites, tested the fire resistance of architectural products, assessed the quality of road surfaces and the material strength of pipeline material, but nothing prepared me for children's toys!