Lyn Tattum is Vice President, IHS Markit and Publisher of IHS Chemical Week. She is responsible for IHS Markit Same Day Analysis and Business Information Products, developing a suite of information services for the global chemical industry. Her group within IHS Markit also includes the global IHS Chemical Events portfolio and a new Company Strategies and Performance service, plus the Midstream Essentials global energy infrastructure database, and new Assets database of global chemicals capacity.
She has a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Manchester and briefly studied at the Sorbonne, Paris and the British Film Institute, London.
Lyn spent ten years in an editorial position with a UK publishing group, writing about the chemical Industry, before joining the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in Vienna for a spell in 1988.
In 1989, Ms. Tattum joined Chemical Week, set up an international office in London, growing the magazine, events, and related businesses worldwide. She continues to seek opportunities to enhance the content, reputation, and success of the brand under its new ownership, IHS Markit, as well as developing new products within the Business Information group.
She has traveled extensively and is well known among the global chemical and polymers community and for contributing to industry events. She was one of the first Europeans to start regularly attending the APLA chemical industry meeting in Latin America during the 1980s; and also one of the first non-Asians to be invited to start attending the APIC regional conference in Asia when it opened up to members beyond Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
Having first travelled to China in 1982, she was instrumental in setting up conferences under the Chemical Week banner in Beijing and Shanghai, to invite chemical industry executives to the country as it opened up to international investment during the 1990s.
Lyn was also closely involved with GPCA in its early start up days and is delighted to see how the annual meeting in Dubai has flourished and grown.
Most recently she is interested in the important developments among petrochemical industry leaders to tackle the issue of global plastics waste, and to communicate the value overall of plastics to society, and how they can be manufactured and tracked along the supply chain with responsible care.