Position: Managing Director
Company: Silsoe Odours Ltd
Robert Sneath is a renowned odour expert, with over 40 years of experience in the field of odour research and measurement. Robert founded Silsoe Odours in 2005. Under his leadership, it was the first odour laboratory to gain accreditation by UKAS to ISO17025 as a testing laboratory for the measurement of odour concentration following BSEN13725.
Robert has been the UK representative of the EU CEN working group TC264 WG2 “Odours” since 1995. The workgroup developed the European CEN odour measurement standard, BSEN13725:2003. The group is now revising, updating and extending the standard following 15 years of successful implementation.
During his career, Robert has overseen many research projects, including development of odour monitoring instrumentation and IPPC projects for the Environment Agency. He was previously Head of the Odour Laboratory and Senior Research Scientist in the Environment Group at the Silsoe Research Institute, which had an international reputation for its research. He has worked on many DEFRA-funded projects on odour and emission control from agricultural wastes.