Mr Ron Bell OBE – Conference Chair
Principal Consultant - Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC)

Ron Bell, OBE, B.Sc. (Hons), CEng, FIET, FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland, # 258 /15, SIS) is Principal Consultant at Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) which is an ERM Group Company. From 1992 until 2006, Ron was Head of the Electrical and Control Systems Group in the Health and Safety Executive. In 1998, he was appointed as one of the five UK members of the binational Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, which is a position he held for 13 years. He chairs one of the two IEC working groups responsible for IEC 61508 (the international standard dealing with safety critical systems). He continues to hold that position which he has held since 1988. He is the author, some jointly, of more than 40 technical publications, including approximately 20 SCI-cited publications.



Email: ron.bell@esc.uk.net
Web: https://esc.uk.net/
Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes - Conference Chair
Deputy to the Director - IChemE Safety Centre

Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes is the Deputy to the Director of the IChemE Safety Centre with experience in training CEO’s of high hazard industrial sites on Process Safety Leadership and Culture, implementing tools and overseeing Process Safety Management systems for various industrial sites, reviewing safety reports, advising on risk reduction and performing on-site inspections. She is involved in training on various PSM systems, developing guidance documents on Lead Process Safety Metrics, speaking at international conferences and running technical symposiums worldwide. She is working with the world’s leading chemical and oil and gas companies across the UK, US, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.



Email: ZGyenes@icheme.org
Web: https://www.icheme.org/knowledge/safety-centre/
Mr Paul Hague Conference Chair
Head of Scheme Development - CompEx Certification

Paul Hague, Head of Scheme Development for CompEx Certification Limited, started his career as an Electrical Technician at ICI Runcorn, before moving into ‘Ex’ consultancy and later as a CompEx instructor/assessor, and manager at several centres. He initially took the role of Head of Internal Operations at CompEx in October 2019, having previously worked within the company as a Business Development Manager. Paul is responsible for leading the CompEx certification and the Product Management Teams and works closely with the Technical Team to ensure that CompEx delivers a high-quality service.



Email: paulhague@compex.org.uk
Web: https://compex.org.uk/
Dr Alexander Zalogin
General Director - NANIO CCVE – Certification Centre of Explosion-proof and Mine Equipment

Dr. Alexander Zalogin is the General Director of NANIO CCVE – Certification Centre of Explosion-proof and Mine Equipment, Chairman of the Interstate Technical Committee for Standardization MTC 42 "Explosion-proof and Mining equipment", Chairman of the National Technical Committee for Standardization of the Russian Federation TC 403 " Equipment for explosive atmospheres (Ex-equipment)", and Deputy Head of the Russian National Body (RNO) of the IEC System for certification to standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres (IECEx System). Alexander is also Head of WG 16 " On safety of equipment for working in hazardous environments” of the EU – Russia Industrialists’ Round Table Task Force 8 «Technical regulations» for the approximation of provisions of the legislation in the field of technical regulation between the Customs Union and the European Union, an Assessor in the IECEx System recognized in three categories: certification of Ex-equipment, testing, evaluation of the quality system. In the period from 2011 to 2016, he was the Deputy Chairman of the IECEx System. In the period from 2016 to 2017 – Acting Chairman of the IECEx System.



Email: Zalogin@ccve.ru
Web: https://www.dialight.com/uk/
Mr Morten Aasen
Chief Commercial Officer - Trainor

Morten is responsible for customer interactions and the internalization of Trainor. His career contains of decades within the maritime sector, the latest 7 years in a leading maritime education company. Morten has a vast experience from companies developing digital training solutions and competence management solutions for the oil and gas sector.



Email: morten.aasen@trainor.no
Web: https://www.trainor.no/cms/
Mr Chris Bell
Consultant, Asset & Management Systems - v

Chris is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with experience in both technical safety and industrial research and development. He holds a PhD in Physics. Currently Chris works with DNV GL, where he works on the development of new technologies and digital tools for use in the oil & gas sector with a focus on technical safety and asset integrity. More recently Chris has been involved with data mining and the use of machine learning to improve current engineering practices with regards to FSA’s, EX management and Asset Integrity.



Email: chris.bell@dnvgl.com
Web: https://www.dnv.com/
Mr Kevin Boyd
Director - 2Value Solutions

For the past 3 years, Kevin Boyd has been providing consultancy services in the Connected Worker space for HSSE, helping leading edge IIOT and wearables start-up companies deliver viable solutions to industry problems, specifically for use in hazardous areas on offshore platforms, onshore gas terminals, refineries and chemical plants. Focus areas have included using digital technologies to improve worker health & safety, process safety and reduce emissions. Prior to 2Value, Kevin’s roles focused on maximising the business value delivered from Connected Worker digital technologies applied to Operations, Maintenance and Logistics.



Email: kboyd@2valuesol.com
Web: https://www.2valuesol.com
Mr Colin Cameron
Managing Director - Mutech Limited

Colin Cameron is a founder and Managing Director of Mutech Limited, an electronics product design and manufacturing service company in the UK specialising in intrinsic safety and functional safety. Mutech was established in 1985 and has been designing and manufacturing intrinsically safe equipment for their clients since 1992. Colin is Convenor of TC31 maintenance team for IEC 60079-11 Intrinsically Safe Equipment standard, member of the maintenance team for IEC 60079-25 Intrinsically Safe Systems, Chairman of the UK National Committee for IECEx, member of UK national mirror committees for IEC/T31 and IEC/T31/SC31G Intrinsic Safety, Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies.



Email: colin.cameron@mutech.co.uk
Web: http://www.mutech.co.uk
Mr Peter Davidson
Executive Director - Tank Storage Association

Peter Davidson is Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association (TSA) which represents the interests of over 45 companies who operate around 300 terminals in the UK or provide equipment and services to the sector. Peter joined TSA following 10 years as the director of Safety, Commercial & Projects at the UK Petroleum Industry Association. Previous to this, Peter managed the Safety Automation Group for ABB in the UK. Peter has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the association, leading on lobbying & advocacy activities and working with the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations (FETSA).



Email: peter.davidson@tankstorage.org.uk
Web: https://www.tankstorage.org.uk
Mr Andrew Derbyshire
Principal Safety Engineer - DNV GL

Andrew is a Principal Safety Engineer at DNV GL specialising in Functional Safety consultancy and independent conformity assessment activities throughout the lifecycle. Andrew is an Incorporated Engineer and a Registered Functional Safety Engineer (RFSE) with the InstMC and a member of several institutions such as the IET, InstMC and SaRS where he provides voluntary services in professional review interviews for prospective IEng/CEng/RFSE candidates and review of candidates CPD record for maintaining their RFSE. Andrew is a registered Chairperson and Assessor for several clients such as Shell, ConocoPhillips and Bluewater providing full lifecycle support from Identification of Hazard and Determination of Risks through to Independent Safety Assessments. He is also a member of the IEC 61508 Association management committee and the current chair and a director of The CASS Scheme which is a non for profit organisation aimed at promoting the correct use of the IEC 61508 group of standards.



Email: Andrew.derbyshire@dnvgl.com
Web: https://www.dnv.com/
Mr Tim Doggett
Chief Executive - Chemical Business Association (CBA)

Tim is the Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association. He has worked primarily in global supply chain and logistics and has held senior positions in various countries. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA).



Email: tim.doggett@chemical.org.uk
Web: https://www.chemical.org.uk/
Mr Chris Heath
Graduate Consultant - RPS Group

Chris Heath is a Graduate Human Factors Consultant in his first year at RPS, after graduating from a MSc in Human Factors with Inclusive Design at Loughborough University. Chris is developing and applying his knowledge of Human Factors methods within High-Hazard Industries while working towards becoming a Chartered Ergonomist and completing the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Chris’ background in Human Factors follows on from an Industrial Design undergraduate degree which together has given him a strong understanding of the impact Human Factors can have within design and experience in utilising HF methods throughout the design process to develop products and systems which aim to fully consider the user within the wider context of use and the environment.



Email: Chris.Heath@rpsgroup.com
Web: https://www.rpsgroup.com/
Mr James Jordan
Technical Control and Safety System Lead - Arete Project Delivery

James Jordan has led the technical control and safety system delivery on some of the world’s largest automation projects for both greenfield and brownfield scope. Managing the technical delivery of these projects using remotely located teams and with expertise in project delivery within the oil & gas, nuclear, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors.



Email: james.jordan@areteprojectdelivery.com
Web: https://www.areteprojectdelivery.com/
Mr Rolf Kinck
Senior Key Account Manager - Trainor

Rolf Kinck's area of responsibility in Trainor is customers within sectors such as oil & gas, industry, engineering and electrical installation companies. His extensive experience from electro and automation work in the Norwegian Navy and as sales manager for IKM Instrutek, accompanies several years as a Trainor course instructor before joining the sales team.



Email: rolf.kinck@trainor.no
Web: https://www.trainor.no/cms/
Mr Douglas Leech
Technical Director - Chemical Business Association (CBA)

Douglas Leech is the Technical Director of the Chemical Business Association based in Crewe. He joined the association in 2003 following over twenty years in the product formulation sector in both health & safety and R&D roles. He is responsible for providing advice and assistance to member companies on legal, regulatory and compliance issues. He was involved in major hazards in both operational, training and advocacy roles in the UK and Europe. He participated in the expert group where the harmonisation of Seveso with the CLP regulations was debated over a number of years to provide advice to the European Commission prior to the formulation of the new Seveso III directive.



Email: douglas.leech@chemical.org.uk
Web: https://www.chemical.org.uk/
Mr Robert Magraw
Operations Manager - BakerRisk Europe

Robert Magraw is the Operations Manager of BakerRisk Europe Ltd. He has an extensive career of over thirty years in safety and risk management, including twelve years in the oil, gas, and petrochemical sectors and over eighteen years in the nuclear industry. His main areas of technical practice currently include PHA, SIS/SIL, QRA, audit, insurance risk engineering, and management system development. He was previously head of environment, health, safety, and quality for an international nuclear services company. He also managed the corporate HSE management system and assurance program for a major international nuclear business with a global portfolio of nuclear and non-nuclear operations. Mr. Magraw is a member of IChemE Hazards Technical Committee and the European Process Safety Centre Technical Steering Group. He is also a TUV certified functional safety engineer.



Email: rmagraw@bakerrisk.com
Web: https://www.bakerrisk.com/
Mr Paul McLaughlin
Consultancy Team Lead - Kiwa Gastec

Paul McLaughlin is the Consultancy Team Lead at Kiwa Gastec. Kiwa Gastec provides energy consultancy services including feasibility studies, research and development, verification of greenhouse gas emissions, operative certification and product testing services for a wide range of commercial customers. A chartered engineer with 18 years of consultancy, design and operations experience in the chemical industry, Paul concentrates on innovative research and development issues, and technical support to clients focussing on hydrogen gas applications. His industry experience in hydrogen production and chemical plants is particularly valuable for projects supporting hydrogen production, handling and use.



Email: paul.mclaughlin@kiwa.com
Web: https://www.kiwa.com
Mr Karl Metcalfe
Technical Advisor - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT)

Karl Metcalfe, Technical Support for the AEMT, has worked within the rewind industry since 1987 developing a broad and deep knowledge of the sector. Starting his apprenticeship at York based service centre Eclipse Engineering, Karl trained as a time served electrical rewinder and fitter, where he worked extensively with low voltage machines, pumps and gearboxes. In 2011, he left Eclipse to move into sales then moved on to Featherston as workshop manager, where he gained experience in handling medium to high voltage equipment. He later became works manager of Kirkby Lindsey in 2015 where he was also the responsible person for signing off all Ex hazardous area equipment.



Email: karl@aemt.co.uk
Web: http://www.theaemt.com
Mr Bassey Okon Bassey
PhD Researcher in Energy (Oil and Gas) - Cranfield University

Bassey Okon Bassey is a PhD Researcher in Energy (Oil and Gas) at Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. He is currently an ERASMUS+ Scholar at TOTAL Energies Centre for Science and Technology Research at Pau, France, where he works on flow assurance optimisation in multiphase petroleum pipelines. Bassey has been a research consultant, technical marketer and career development coach in private practice for 16 years and counting. He was previously an Hourly Paid Lecturer at Coventry University, UK, upon graduation there with an MSc in Petroleum and Environmental Technology. He had worked as an Operations Engineer for Northwest Petroleum and Gas Company Limited for five years; during which he was the maiden research and modification team lead, operations-maintenance synergy coordinator (operations), flow assurance team deputy lead and onboarding lead for his department. Bassey also holds a BEng in Petroleum Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He has completed several relevant professional certifications including NEBOSH, process safety, technical risk assessment, COSHH, oil spill control, first aid, operations and maintenance excellence. He is an active member of the Energy Institute, IMarEST, IMechE, InstMC, NACE, ICorr, SOE, SPE and several other international professional societies.



Email: danbass82@yahoo.com
Web: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/people/bassey-okon-bassey-23159771
Mr James Park
Process Safety Consultant - RAS Ltd

James Park is a Process Safety Consultant at RAS Ltd. He studied for his BSC and Master’s degrees at the University of Liverpool before joining RAS Ltd in 2014. While working at RAS Ltd James has developed an interest in the DSEAR regulations and is experienced in the classification of hazardous areas and demonstrating compliance for a variety of facilities across the UK.



Email: James.Park@ras.ltd.uk
Web: https://www.ras.ltd.uk/
Mr Steve Pearson
Executive Chairman - Phusion IM

Steve Pearson is a Chartered Engineer with a practical engineering knowledge of all phases of major projects. Prior to forming Phusion, Steve worked for BP as a Senior Engineer, specialising in Instrumentation, Control and IT issues. He is widely recognised as an authority in the field of engineering content management and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and seminars. Steve has helped many organisations to define their information needs and his practical and pragmatic approach to handling engineering content has enabled clients to save many millions of pounds.



Email: Steve.Pearson@PhusionIM.com
Web: https://www.phusionim.com
Mr Ewan Povall
Senior Consultant - RPS Group

Ewan Povall is a Human Factors Specialist with experience in supporting the development of designs, safety assessments and operational arrangements to ensure that Human Factors relevant good practice is incorporated in a pragmatic and proportionate manner to help provide suitably safe, efficient and operable equipment, systems and facilities. Ewan’s background in Psychology and Applied Behavioural Analysis have given him an interest in human performance and the physical and psychological drivers behind human behaviour. During his time in the nuclear industry Ewan has gained experience of applying and writing ergonomic guidance to support designs for a wide range of users as well as reviewing existing designs/systems to identify potential deficiencies that could lead to safety consequences or operator error.



Email: Ewan.Povall@rpsgroup.com
Web: https://www.rpsgroup.com/
Mr Sarabjit Purewal
Principal Specialist Inspector - UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Sarabjit Purewal OBE BSc PGDip CEng MIET is a Principal Specialist Inspector and the portfolio lead for cybersecurity and emerging technologies in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Sarabjit started his career with the CEGB in the electricity supply industry working on automation of conventional and nuclear power plant. He later worked with Kennedy and Donkin Consulting Engineers as the engineering manager of the Power Group, and then with Mott MacDonald as divisional director, before moving to the Health and Safety Executive where he has worked on a number of technical areas, been an advisor to the Minister for health and safety, and led operational teams in the major hazards sector in the HSE. He was awarded an OBE for services to health and safety and cybersecurity in 2020. Sarabjit sits on a number of technical committees in the IET, RITICS and BSI GEL/065.



Email: sarabjit.purewal@hse.gov.uk
Web: https://www.hse.gov.uk
Mr Neil Smith
Head of Workforce Development - Cogent Skills

Neil Smith is the Head of Workforce Development at Cogent Skills and is a founder member of the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board and took a leading role in the development of the UK’s PSM Skills Strategy. The PSM Skills Strategy supports the development of the PSM training standards - assuring that the programme is backed with the highest quality training provision since the establishment of the PSM programme in 2010. Neil continues to provide ongoing support to the PSM Competence Programme Board and Expert Panel. Working in partnership with Cogent Skills consultancy subject matter experts and approved trainers, Neil also leads the development of tailored and bespoke PSM training solutions for employers both within the UK and internationally, with clients including National Grid, Unilever, GSK, Tata Steel, British Steel, Johnson Matthey, Tullow Oil, MODEC and Stena Drilling. Neil leads the Cogent Skills consultancy team that supports businesses to evaluate and improve their approach to workforce competence management and human factors and supporting their development of resilient and sustainable competence management systems.



Email: n.smith@cogentskills.com
Web: https://www.cogentskills.com
Mr James Steven
Development & Innovation Manager Product Assurance - DNV GL

James Steven is an electrical and electronic engineer with over 20 years’ experience of dealing with hazardous environments and applications. Having worked across the consumer, maritime, oil & gas and nuclear industries has provided a wide range of experience being able to draw upon the best practices across these sectors. He now holds the role of Development & Innovation Manager Product Assurance at DNV GL UK where he leads the Business Development and New Service/Application Development for the oil & gas supply chain markets. He has been key in extending DNV GL’s Hazardous area Services to the UK.



Email: james.steven@dnvgl.com
Web: https://www.dnv.com/
Mr Andrew Vincent
Associate Partner - Instinctif Partners

Business resilience specialist Andrew has over 30 years' media experience as a journalist and consultant. He’s skilled in helping organisations improve reputational outcomes from complex, technical challenges and crisis situations—especially those involving multiple stakeholders and regulatory oversight. Andrew has worked in many industry sectors: food, IT, logistics, materials science, consumer technology and more. He’s an experienced facilitator and trainer, at home delivering immersive workshops as well as chairing high-level events and discussions involving diverse audiences. He is particularly interested in helping companies develop and implement successful strategies in areas such as issues management, crisis preparedness and live incident response.



Email: Andrew.Vincent@instinctif.com
Web: https://instinctif.com/uk/
Mr Mark Walker
Vice President - DEKRA

Mark Walker, Vice President of Dekra, is an experienced consultant specialising in cultural change and leadership coaching. His wide range of hands-on experience working with organisations both on and offshore worldwide have made him a sought-after trainer and change leader. Mark is committed to help each of his clients improve decision-making and achieve reliable performance. He has worked with various companies, globally across diverse conditions to transform the behaviours of leaders and workers so that projects are delivered on time and safely. He has helped create cultures based on caring for the systems and processes, plants and people, thereby increasing not only safety but also productivity and engagement—even in the midst of trying economic times. Mark has trained leaders to leverage skills based on humanity, integrity, and competency in order to create a workplace environment that has trust and respect at its heart. Through his work, he provides scientific tools to track culture from its current status to its desired state. In this way, and by ‘holding up the mirror’ to leaders’ behaviours via coaching, Mark assists organisations facilitate lasting change. Mark has a BSC HONS in combined social sciences.



Email:
Web: https://www.dekra-uk.co.uk
Mr Glynn Warren
Product Specialist - Exloc Instruments

Glynn Warren studied for his BSC (Hons) degree in Leicester and has worked in the Hazardous Area equipment sector since the late 1990s, either in Sales or Product Management. He is currently working part time for Exloc Instruments as a Product Specialist.



Email: gwarren@exloc.co.uk
Web: http://www.exloc.co.uk/
Mr Dil Wetherill
Managing Director - Method Functional Safety

Dil Wetherill is a functional safety consultant and trainer with Method Functional Safety. Dil is a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control, a Chartered Engineer and Functional Safety Expert. He is working as part of the international committee to develop IEC 61511 Edition 3 and sits on the equivalent BSI committee, is vice chair of the 61508 Association and is a member of the InstMC special interest group on Functional Safety. Dil has been working on functional safety for more than 20 years as a product manager, trainer and consultant.



Email: dil.wetherill@methodfs.com
Web: https://www.methodfs.com
Mr Randall Williams
Project Engineer, Fire & Gas Detection - Proeon Systems

Randall Williams (BSc, GIFireE) has been working in the fire safety industry since 1988 as a Fire Alarm Engineer and Fire Risk Assessor. Randall was a member of the BSI Committee which drafted BS 60080 and he leads the Fire & Gas Team at Proeon Systems Limited in Norwich, (UK). Randall Williams has been working in the fire safety industry since 1988 as a Senior Fire Alarm Engineer and Fire Risk Assessor. He is an experienced Fire Risk Assessor specialising in Industrial Fire and Gas Risk Management. Randall leads the Fire & Gas Team at Proeon Systems in Norwich, UK. He is a Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers (GIFireE) in 2013 and graduated with BSc Fire Protection Management & Technology from California State University, Los Angeles, California in 1986.



Email: RandallW@proeon.co.uk
Web: https://www.proeon.co.uk/
Mr Steve Williams
Sales Director - Hazardous Lighting Solutions

Steve Williams is a Director and Consultant at Hazlite with over 35 years’ experience within the explosion proof lighting markets, past experience has included covering major lighting projects overseas and heading up a small R&D departing tasked with the successful development of an advanced range of UK manufactured LED Explosion proof fixtures.



Email: Steve@hazlite.com
Web: https://www.hazlite.com
Mr Simon Wood
Environment, Health and Safety Specialist - UKPIA

As Environment, Health and Safety Specialist, Simon Wood provides UKPIA members with expert advice on regulatory developments for environmental, process safety and occupational health and safety topics across the downstream oil sector. Simon Joined UKPIA in January 2020 having previously gained experience with EDF Energy and the British Standards Institution developing and deploying strategies to deliver consensus through improved stakeholder understanding during negotiations.



Email: simon.wood@ukpia.com
Web: https://www.ukpia.com