Hazards 27
IChemE's leading process safety conference

Keynote speakers

Mark Gallagher, Performance Insights

Mark GallagherMark Gallagher has worked in international motorsport for over 30 years, including senior roles with the Jordan, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth’s Formula One™ teams. Off the race track, he makes regular appearances in the media as an analyst and industry expert passing comment on all aspects of Formula One™.

Mark is also a leading motivational speaker, drawing parallels between the challenging, high-speed environment of motor racing and the fast-paced, fast-changing business world. He regularly speaks on the importance of risk management, offering a fascinating insight into how personal, commercial and operational risk is managed in the motor racing industry and what can be achieved when a business culture is reprioritised towards safety-first. Mark has been a member and contributor to both Formula One™'s regulatory safety and technical working groups, the former charged with striking the balance between commercial concerns, risk assessment, and the safety of drivers, teams and spectators in a sport which still remains one of the most dangerous.

Mark will deliver the Trevor Kletz Hazards lecture, sharing his expertise on the evolution of risk management and safety culture within Formula One™, and how the lessons learned can be transferred to the high hazard industries.

Chris Beale, process safety adviser, BASF

Chris BealeChris provides process safety support and governance to 40 sites in BASF’s north west Europe region. This includes safety engineering, process safety risk assessments, capital project support, legal compliance (Seveso III, Atex), auditing and incident investigation. The sites span many different sectors of the process industry including speciality chemicals, polymer production, coatings and pharmaceuticals.

He has worked for 25 years in process safety and represents BASF on CIA and industry professional networks and is actively involved in IChemE. Current areas of work include Seveso III implementation in north west Europe, process safety performance measurement and improvement, using software to automate and manage the risk assessment process and process safety training.

Jasper Clark, London risk engineering hub leader, Marsh Energy

Jasper ClarkJasper is a chemical engineer who has spent over 25 years working in the downstream process industries. After graduating from Loughborough University in 1990, he started work as a process engineer for Mobil at Coryton Refinery in Essex. He then worked in a variety of roles within oil refining for Mobil, BP and Petroplus, including roles in process engineering, global technical support, operations, maintenance and commercial parts of the business. Jasper joined Marsh Energy in 2012 as a risk engineer, and now leads their London risk engineering function. 

Sally Martin, vice president, HSSE downstream, Shell

Sally MartinSally studied electrical engineering at University College in Cork, Ireland. She joined Shell in 1987 as an instrument engineer before training as a process control engineer, and subsequently becoming an oil movements maintenance engineer. She then moved into construction project management and in 2001 became the contracting and procurement manager of Stanlow refinery.

Following that, she took up a position as area distribution manager for the UK and Ireland. She became general manager of Petit-Couronne refinery, France in 2005, before returning to London in 2007 as a consultancy manager for the strategy and portfolio team.

In 2010, she became vice president, commercial services in projects and technology downstream, and moved into her current role as vice president, HSSE for downstream in July 2013.

Malcolm Sarstedt, Europe process safety operations manager, Unilever

Malcolm Sarstedt"The importance and practical application of good process safety management in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company"

There is a widespread perception that process safety management systems are the preserve of the high hazard chemical industry and that the risks in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry do not justify a similar approach. Closer study shows that the topic is very important to a much wider spectrum of industry. Malcolm's presentation will draw on his direct experience of developing and implementing a new approach to process safety management in Unilever.

Malcolm is responsible for leading Unilever’s Europe Process Safety Improvement Programme to ensure that all manufacturing locations in Europe have robust controls in place to effectively manage process safety hazards. He has led the development of Unilever’s company standard for process safety management along with the associated training material, and established the approach for building process safety capability and expertise globally.

Prior to this he was the global lead electrical engineer in Unilever, responsible for providing strategic electrical advice to the supply chain leadership and factory management at more than 260 locations in over 100 countries.

Before joining Unilever he worked at ICI for 17 years and briefly ABB, in a variety of roles that included responsibility for design, construction, commissioning, operation of electrical equipment and systems at various large production sites. Before that he worked in the power generation industry, commissioning large conventional power stations both in UK and Middle East.

Malcolm graduated with an honours degree in engineering from the University of Bristol in 1979. He is an active participant in professional engineering institutions and is currently chairman of the IET Health and Safety Policy Panel, as well as a member of the UK Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board.


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