Trish Kerin

Trish Kerin

  • Position Director, IChemE Safety Centre

After graduating with honours in mechanical engineering, Trish spent several years working in project management, operational and safety roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries. 

Trish’s passion for process safety saw her take on advisory committee roles with the Plastics and Chemical Industries Association (PACIA), WorkSafe Victoria Major Hazards Advisory Committee and represented the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to Safe Work Australia.

Trish currently sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee.

Trish is a Chartered Engineer, a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of IChemE. She holds a diploma of OHS is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).

In 2015 Trish was awarded the John A Brodie Medal from Engineers Australia for the best paper at the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (incorporating Chemeca). The award recognises Trish’s peer reviewed paper on Process Safety Competency. In 2018 Trish was awarded the Trevor Kletz Merit Award by the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center for her work in advancing process safety worldwide.


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