Major Hazards Management

Leadership

The Major Hazards Committee (MHC) is the volunteer body that leads major hazards activities within IChemE.

The MHC provides an environment where the agendas of the different IChemE major hazards groups can be communicated, coordinated and aligned to an overarching IChemE major hazards agenda.

The MHC will develop and set the strategies that will result in promotion of good practice and continual improvement in major hazards management across industry. Major hazards also include the elements of process safety.

Margaret Donnan

Margaret Donnan

Chair

Margaret is a skilled Board Chair and Non-Executive Director, with extensive experience working with government, commercial boards and not for profit boards.

Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn

Deputy Chair

Steven is a Fellow of IChemE with over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector specialising in risk, health and safety. He also sits on the IChemE Learned Society Committee.

Andrea Longley

Andrea Longley

Committee member

Andrea is a six sigma black belt, Chartered Chemical Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist who holds an engineering doctorate and a NEBOSH diploma in occupational health and safety.

Andy Rushton

Andy Rushton

Committee member

Andy taught and researched loss prevention in the process industries at Loughborough University for ten years. His research covered various aspects of process safety, including hazard identification, and hazard and operability study.

Carolyn Nicholls

Carolyn Nicholls

Committee member

Carolyn is an MIChemE Professional Process Safety Engineer and Operations Director of RAS Limited, a UK based specialist risk consultancy.

Dave Fargie

Dave Fargie

Committee member

Dave is process safety expert with 33 years of experience in upstream, refining and petrochemicals. Built on a foundation of process engineering roles in operational and design settings, for the last 18 years Dave has specialised in upstream process safety.

David Edwards

David Edwards

Committee member

David graduated from Imperial College with a BSc (Eng) (1978) and PhD (1982) in Chemical Engineering. He began his career working on process plant simulation and economic analysis with Chem Systems.

Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan

Committee member

Faisal is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) of Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering. He is the founder of the Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety and Engineering (C-RISE), which has over 90 research members.

Helen Conlin

Helen Conlin

Committee member

Helen is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, Fellow of IChemE and on the IChemE register of safety professionals.

Jenny Kisler

Jenny Kisler

Committee member

After completing a PhD in chemical engineering, Jenny worked for a law firm communicating between lawyers and scientists mainly in the area of pharmaceutical patent prosecution and defence.

Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

Committee member

Originally an industrial chemist, Ken joined the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a Specialist Inspector dealing with process safety. He worked as a field inspector across the North of England and spent periods in HSE Headquarters, in major hazards and operational research.

Ken Rivers

Ken Rivers

Committee member

Ken Rivers has over 35 years’ experience of the international downstream oil industry with Shell. He has recently returned from New Zealand where he was CEO of Refining NZ, a publicly listed company operating the country’s only oil refinery.

Kim Pullon

Kim Pullon

Kim is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer with over 17 years’ experience in oil and gas processing and chemical manufacture.

Laurence Cusco

Laurence Cusco

Committee member

Laurence is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of IChemE, and is Head of the UK Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Major Hazards Group based at the Science and Research Centre at Buxton, UK.

Lillie Jefferies

Lillie Jefferies

Committee member

Lillie is passionate about process safety, particularly around workforce engagement and education as part of building a strong process safety culture. As a graduate, Lillie started as a process engineer in the upstream business at Santos, an Australian oil and gas company.

Liz Hallifax

Liz Hallifax

Committee member

Liz is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, member of the Chartered Governance Institute and an MIT Sloan Business school Affiliate alumni.

Robin Turney

Robin Turney

Committee member

Following graduation from Loughborough University Robin joined ICI where he held positions in design, commissioning, plant operations and business management in both the UK and Germany.

Sean O’Sullivan

Sean O’Sullivan

Committee member

Sean is an Inspector of Health and Safety in the Energy Division at the Health and Safety Executive. He has been in technical safety roles, supporting the oil and gas industry for 16 years.