Greg Paoli, MASc

Principal Risk Scientist, COO

Greg Paoli serves as Principal Risk Scientist and Chief Operating Officer at Risk Sciences International. He has been providing advice to regulatory agencies and regulated industry in Canada, the United States and at the international level for 24 years. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Greg’s career has spanned a wide spectrum of public risk management domains. This has included the safety of food, drinking water, air quality, consumer products, drugs, medical devices and the blood supply, engineered devices, transportation of dangerous goods, museum collections, emergency management for natural and man-made disasters, and climate change impacts on infrastructure. Due to the diversity of this experience, Greg was commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania Law School to prepare a discussion paper on “The Analytical Capabilities of a Best-in-Class Regulator” as part of its international Best-in-Class Regulator Project.

Greg has served on a number of expert committees devoted to the risk sciences.  He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee that issued the 2014 report, A Framework to Guide the Selection of Chemical Alternatives, and the 2009 report, Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment. He was invited to serve as a member of an expert peer review panel for the US EPA’s Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment to Inform Decision Making. He has served on numerous expert committees convened by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Within Canada, Greg is a member of the Canadian Standards Association’s Strategic Steering Committee on Sustainability and Business Excellence. He is a member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Mirror Committee to ISO Technical Committee 262, responsible for Canadian input into the current revision of the ISO 31000 Risk Management Standard. He also serves on the CSA Committee on Risk-Informed Decision-Making for Nuclear Power Reactors. He recently served a three-year term on the Scientific Advisory Committee for Health Canada’s Chemical Management Plan.

Greg completed a term as Councillor of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) and served two terms as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Risk Analysis. In 2011, he was awarded the Distinguished Lectureship Award by the Society for Risk Analysis and the scientific society, Sigma Xi.