Aberdeen (UK)

Webinar: Aberdeen Member Group 2020 Annual Meeting

Webinar: Aberdeen Member Group 2020 Annual Meeting
  • Date From 24th November 2020
  • Date To 24th November 2020
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location Online: 18:00 GMT. Duration: 1.5 hours.


This will be the Aberdeen Members Annual Meeting followed by a discussion around diversity and inclusion, and mental health.

This is aimed at local Aberdeen IChemE members looking to understand how their committee supports them.


Nominations are currently open for the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary positions. Please note that all committee members much be current members of IChemE and for the Chair and Treasurer position you much be at least a Chartered member. We are also currently accepting any nominations for anyone who wishes to join the committee as an ordinary member. 

Submit your nomination by 19 November


Karen Blanc, Chair of Aberdeen-based gender balance group AXIS Network.

Led by a volunteer board, the group supports individuals and organisations with actions to dismantle barriers to full gender equality. Karen is the people and operations director for Atkins’ energy transition and oil and gas business, and mum to two small boys.

To find out more about AXIS Network’s work, follow the group on LinkedIn.

Nigel Bowker

Nigel Bowker graduated from Imperial College, London, in 1976 and then worked for two firms of engineering contractors as a process engineer. This was followed by two years with Shell Expro and then 22 years with BP, where he worked in prospect evaluation, operations, internal audit and a variety of H&SE roles.

He retired from BP in 2008 and since then has worked as an independent consultant, primarily in process safety. He is an IChemE process safety instructor. He is a Fellow of the IChemE and chaired the IChemE Aberdeen Member Group for three years.

In recent years he has highlighted considerable gaps in the effectiveness of our approach to mental health and become an advocate for what he calls “mental safety.” He hopes that his book “Let’s talk about mental safety” will be published soon.

Ollie Folayan, Co-founder AFBE-UK

Ollie Folayan is an engineer and AFBE-UK’s co-founder. Ollie has a BEng in Chemical Process Engineering and PhD in Combustion; he has authored international publications. In 2018, Ollie Folayan was accepted into the Fellowship of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Ollie has championed successful causes and co-authored publications on the influence of role models in transition to work.

Ollie has organised successful community initiatives through Shell and the Royal Academy of Engineering and chaired seminars featuring industry leaders and politicians. Ollie is a regular conference speaker and a member of the Oil and Gas UK Diversity and Inclusion taskforce.


18:00—19:30 GMT.


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