Webinar - Safer processes for a sustainable world

The webinar panel discussed how to enable a shift from a linear to a circular economy whilst keeping people safe in and around the workplace.

The panel was composed of senior figures from the profession, who collectively have a wide and deep knowledge and experience of processes and safety. They discussed prepared questions with moderated interaction with the audience, Impromptu questions were chosen by the moderator, who facilitated the discussions.

Watch the webinar recording here

Date: 8 June 2022
Time: 08:30 (BST)

Our webinar panel 

Dr Thomas Lakey - Chemical Engineer, BP International 
Tom is a chemical engineer at BP, working on technology development and commercialisation. He holds a Masters degree in Chemical with Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in biomass gasification from the University of Sheffield.
Tom has been a member of the Hull & Humber Member Group since 2017, acting as secretary and as Chair since 2021. During this time he has organised technical and networking events for the benefit of local IChemE members and hosted presentations in-person and online.

Dame Judith Hackitt - Past President, IChemE 
Dame Judith has 25 years experience in chemicals manufacturing including running major hazards sites. She was Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive for 10 years to 2016.
Dame Judith authored the Independent Review into Building Safety and Fire Regulations in High Rise Buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. She is currently Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering Safer Complex Systems project.

David Edwards - Honorary Treasurer (elect)
David is a chartered chemical engineer with 40 years work experience in industry and academia in the UK and abroad. He researched safety and environmental impact assessment at Loughborough University for 12 years, including pioneering work with Trevor Kletz on inherent safety. For 13 years he worked on major hazards and occupational health of upstream oil and gas developments with Granherne / KBR, where he helped to introduce HAZOP into the Russian Federation. He has written 92 papers on cost estimation, process safety, working environment, natural environment, education, etc. He co-authored: 'Trevor Kletz Compendium - His Process Safety Wisdom Updated for a New Generation'.
He was 'Editor-in-Chief for Safety' of Process Safety and Environmental Protection for 10 years and is now Editorial Consultant to all IChemE journals. He has recently been elected to be Honorary Treasurer of the IChemE.

Trish Kerin - 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 has represented industry on many government committees related to process safety and was a board member of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. She is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee.
Trish is a Chartered Engineer, registered Professional Process Safety Engineer, Fellow of IChemE and Fellow of Engineers Australia. Trish holds a diploma in OHS, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Leadership.

Ian Shott - Executive Chairman, Shott Trinova 
Ian Shott CBE is the co-founder and former Executive Chair of ARCINOVA a Contract Research and Development company focussed on pharmaceuticals and life sciences. He is also the Managing Partner of Shott Trinova through which he invests in, chairs and leads a portfolio of technology businesses. Ian previously held several global leadership positions, with multi-national life science companies (AstraZeneca, Lonza and Rhodia) and was located in the UK, Switzerland, USA and France.
A past President of the IChemE he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, chairing the Enterprise Committee, having created the Enterprise Hub in 2012. He created and chaired the UK's Leadership Forum for Industrial Biotechnology in 2009. He helped form the Chemistry Growth Partnership with Government on Industrial Strategy and sat on the Governing board of Innovate UK for six years, chairing the Catapult Committee, and chaired the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre in Scotland for 5 years having started it up in 2014.