15 November 2010
Lloyd's Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS

We are enormously grateful to the eminent speakers who have agreed to donate their time to this cause and share their expertise.

Confirmed speakers include:

Tom Boardley Marine Director, Lloyd’s Register
Anson JackDirector of Policy, Research & Risk, UK RSSB
Chris Barringer Head of Transportation; Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Richard J. KennedyAviation Safety Manager; Europe, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Mark Boult Associate Director for Safety; DNV
Richard Rowe Group Safety Director; Lloyd's Register
W. Ian HamiltonTechnical Director; Human Engineering Ltd.
George RawlinsonHead of Coastal Operations; RNLI
Mark Williams Risk Management Director; Willis UK & Ireland
Ian Wrightson Senior Risk Consultant; Zurich Insurance Plc
David Leckie Partner; Clyde & Co. LLP
Martin L Shaw Marine Operations and Assurance Management Consultant
Archibald Smith RNLI Board Member and Director & Chief Executive of Oil Spill Response Ltd

Tom BoardleyBack to top
Tom Boardley, Marine Director; Lloyd's Register

Marine Director since April 2009, Tom is responsible for Lloyd’s Register’s global marine commercial and technical policy.

The first 24 years of Tom’s career was with OCL, P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd (since acquired by AP Moller now trading as part of Maersk Line) where he held various technical, operational and commercial roles in Europe, Asia and Australia. He was appointed a Director, and joined the Board of P&O Containers, in 1996. Before joining Lloyd’s Register he had held senior positions at CMA CGM and at NYK Line, where he was Managing Director in charge of the European container operations. He was also nominated to lead an integration group in Europe to provide a stronger bond between operating divisions, leading to involvement in inland logistics, supply-chain management and car-carrier shipping sectors.

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Chris Barringer, Head of Transportation; Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In the UK government, Chris was the lead on airport inspection policy from 2000 to 2004, and the Senior Policy Advisor on Worker Involvement between 2004 and 2005. Chris has been Head of Transportation since 2005, with responsibility for Operations and Policy in port, airport, bus and coach industries, road haulage & warehousing and occupational road risk. Her role includes  liaison with other regulators such as CAA, MCA, Police, VOSA, ORR and with the Department for Transport, as well as involvement in international policy transport issues.

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Anson Jack, Director of Policy, Research & Risk, UK RSSB

With a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Anson joined British Rail as a graduate trainee in 1979. In his career in the rail industry he has worked in operations, freight, commercial, strategy, and European affairs; at British Rail, Railtrack, and Network Rail, before joining RSSB in July 2003 as Head of European Affairs. From October 2003 to April 2007 he was Director of Standards - developing and implementing the industry’s strategy for standards management.

In recent years, Anson has worked with the World Bank, the Transport Research Board in Washington and was a founding Director of the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM).

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Dr Richard J. Kennedy, Aviation Safety Manager, Europe; Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Over the past two decades Richard has been responsible for developing, performing and managing safety programs in several commercial sectors including Nuclear, Railway, Air Traffic Management and Aviation.

His current research interests focus on both flight deck and ATM domains with a particular emphasis on evaluation of system performance, human reliability and cultural factors in the safe operation of aviation systems.

In addition to his safety role at Boeing, Richard is the Research & Technology Director for the UK.

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Mark Boult, Associate Director for Safety; DNV

Mark is higly experienced in providing risk management and analysis support to clients.  He has worked for clients in the energy, chemical and petrochemicals, offshore oil and gas, maritime, utilities, healthcare and transport industries.  He has held a range of management and consulting positions around the world during a career of over 25 years in the organisation. 


Richard RoweBack to top
Richard Rowe, Group Safety Director; Lloyd's Register

Richard is responsible for advising the Board and executive leadership team on all aspects of Lloyd’s Register's OHS and for ensuring that health and safety systems are suitable and effective.

He joined Lloyd’s Register in 1989, and has worked extensively with the oil and gas sector, holding various positions in both compliance, consultancy and integrity management areas. He was the Regional Manager for oil and gas services across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and was the Project Director for Lloyd’s Register’s work on the Kashagan development in the North Caspian.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register he worked at British Gas in their research division on the deployment of real time expert systems and advanced control systems on gas processing plant. He originally trained as a mechanical engineer, specialising in control systems.

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W. Ian Hamilton Technical Director; Human Engineering Ltd.

Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors and is a Chartered Psychologist. Following graduation, Ian worked in the defence sector, including several years on Eurofighter cockpit design. He then moved to the CAA, specialising in Air Traffic Controller workload. As a founding Director of Human Engineering in 1995, Ian helped grow the largest independent team of qualified human factors consultants in the world.

Ian has published widely on human performance modelling and Human Factors Integration (HFI).

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George Rawlinson, Head of Coastal Operations; RNLI

George joined the RNLI’s Lifeboat Inspectorate in 1990 before assuming his current position in 2008. In addition to his main role, George manages the Trinity House sponsorship and enables crew members to sail with trusts such as the Tall Ships Youth Trust and Jubilee Sailing Trust. During 2007 George completed an attachment to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

Before joining RNLI, George served mainly on general cargo, freezer and gas tankers before working briefly ashore in the operations department of Ship Link UK Ltd.

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Mark Williams, Risk Management Director; Willis UK & Ireland

Over the past two years, Mark has taken over responsibility for leading the Risk Management Team of Willis in UK & Ireland. This entails coordinating delivery of integrated, world class solutions from the four component practices of Health and Safety, Claims Defensibility, Property Loss Control and Risk Consulting

Mark’s early career built on his studies in life sciences, working for several years in the field of bio-medical research, evaluating the safety of new drugs and other novel compounds. From here, Mark gained over 10 years experience as a Safety Engineer during construction and early commercial operation of Sizewell B nuclear power station. Since joining Willis in 1998, Mark has provided a wide range of risk management services, specialising in the provision of health, safety and environmental advice to clients with advanced engineering and high hazard applications.

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Ian Wrightson, Senior Risk Consultant, Zurich Insurance Plc

Dr Wrightson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Before joining Zurich, he spent fifteen years with the Health and Safety Executive as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Factories.

Ian has represented the Association of British Insurers on the British Standards Institution Technical Committee HS/1, “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems” since 1994. He is a Member of Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Environment, Health and Safety Committee” (EHSC) and chairs the Working Party on EHSC Notes.

Ian has published numerous papers and articles for professional journals and has contributed chapters for two books on health and safety.

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David Leckie, Partner, Clyde & Co. LLP

David has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of HSE law and, as a dual-qualified lawyer, he practices in the courts in both England and Scotland. He called to the English Bar in 1994. While practising at the Bar in London, he was on the Attorney General's list of approved health and safety counsel.

David has defended both companies and individuals in a wide range of criminal prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations and has represented clients in UK courts at all levels, including Employment Tribunals, Inquests and Fatal Accident Inquiries. Experience in recent years includes involvement in a number of high profile matters, such as Transco and ICL Plastics. He has also acted in numerous manslaughter/health and safety investigations and prosecutions across the UK in high risk sectors, such as oil and gas and construction. He was formerly Legal Counsel for Schlumberger and has extensive industry experience

David is widely recognised as a leading expert in this area of law and has regularly provided expert commentary on Newsnight, BBC and ITV news. He has been quoted on Radio 4's Today programme and has given expert opinion for several other radio stations and broadsheets.

Martin L Shaw Back to top

Martin Shaw, Marine Operations and Assurance Management Consultant

Martin has been in the shipping industry for some 37 years serving at sea and in management and executive positions ashore before taking up his current role as a consultant.

He served at sea as an Engineer Officer achieving an Extra Chiefs certificate and coming ashore into an oil major shipping company’s office. His career ashore has covered safety and engineering posts, LNG and offshore project roles as well as fleet manager for a tanker fleet, managing a ship vetting organisation and sale and purchase activity involving the purchase of some 30+ vessels of various sizes.

More recently he has carried out roles as Regional Shipping Director, Vice President HSSE and Vice President Technical in BP Shipping.

Martin has an MBA from Cranfield.

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Archibald Frederick Smith, RNLI Board Member & Director & Chief Executive of Oil Spill Response Ltd

Oil Spill Response Ltd is a not-for-profit co-operative of the majority of the world’s oil companies. With operations in UK, Singapore and Bahrain, it provides expertise and resources to respond to any oil spill incident in the world. Over the last 25 years it has responded to all major oil spills but also expends significant time and resource on mitigating the impact of oil spills through training and preparedness exercises.

A mariner by profession, Archibald was previously a director with the Ocean Group Plc, before moving on to become Business Development Director of OIL’s small businesses. He later developed business management expertise in international markets in his roles as Managing Director of OIL Offshore and Director General Manager of Ocean Inchcape Nigeria.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman and Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights as well as a Liveryman of the Fuellers Company and a Hammerman of Glasgow. A past President of the Anchorites, Archibald now enjoys presidency of the HMS “Conway” Club.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736).
The Safety and Performance at the Workplace Today Conference 2010 is organised by a team of volunteers working in the safety industry.
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