Dr Andy Bush is Managing Director of the International Lead Association (ILA), which represents the lead industry globally. After joining the organisation in 1997 he coordinated the lead industry’s activities in response to the European Union’s REACH legislation and a number of other key EU regulatory programmes, before being appointed ILA Managing Director in 2011. Dr Bush led a global restructuring of several lead industry organisations, focusing their efforts on a new, coordinated strategy to promote and protect the interests of the lead industry worldwide. This included the formation of a Lead Battery Alliance in 2016. He is also President of the industry’s research and development hub, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium.