Mark Gallagher, former Grand Prix senior manager and Formula One™ analyst
Mark will speak during the opening session of the conference, delivering a lecture created to honour the memory of process safety pioneer, Trevor Kletz. He will share insights into the evolution of risk management and safety culture within Formula One™, and discuss how the lessons learned can be transferred to the high hazard industries.
Mark 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.
Chris Beale, Process Safety Adviser, BASF
"Managing Weak Signals – Driving Continuous Improvement in Process Safety in a Complex Organisation."
Chris will discuss how BASF measures process safety performance at different levels, encompassing both plant specific details and wider organisational factors. He will provide an overview of how different metrics are used across the organisation, as well as how the gap between plant and site-specific metrics and issues, and wider corporate issues, is bridged. He will discuss how weak points are identified in terms of risk control systems, plants/sites with poor performance and specific problems, and how remediation measures are identified and implemented. He will conclude by critically reviewing how this approach influences process safety performance in different parts of the organisation, referencing a number of recent incidents and near misses. Examples and experience will be taken from the different industry sectors where BASF is present, ranging from Seveso III chemical sites with high process safety hazard potential, to low hazard sites in sectors such as building products, material recovery and pharmaceuticals.
Chris 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.
Malcolm Sarstedt, Europe Process Safety Operations Manager, Unilever
"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.
Sally Martin, Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environment, Downstream Operations, Shell
"‘Process Safety Fundamentals – Making Process Safety ‘Real’ in the Field.’"
Sally studied electrical engineering at University College in Cork, Ireland. She has worked for Shell for 30 years, joining as an Instrument Engineer before training as a Process Control engineer, and working in a number of engineering and project management roles, including two years as Contracting and Procurement Manager of Stanlow refinery. In 2001, she became Shell’s Distribution Manager for the UK and Ireland, before becoming General Manager of Petit-Couronne Refinery near Rouen, France in 2005. She returned to London in 2007 to join Shell’s downstream strategy and portfolio team and became Vice President of the commercial arm of Shell Global Solutions (Shell’s worldwide technical consultancy) in 2010. She moved into her current role as Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environment for Shell’s global downstream operations in 2013.
Jasper Clark, London Risk Engineering Hub Leader, Marsh Energy
"Insurance Risk Engineering – A Different Perspective on Major Accident Hazard Management."
Many major companies use risk transfer – the purchase of commercial insurance – as a part of their overall risk management strategy. When buying insurance to cover property damage due to major incidents, a key stage in the process is the insurance survey. This is a periodic visit to key operating facilities by representatives of both the insurance broker and also the underwriting companies covering the risk. These insurance surveys can provide unique insights into aspects of process safety management which complement the work which companies do internally.
Jasper 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.