MARK GALLAGHER, a former Grand Prix senior manager and Formula 1 analyst, will give the third Trevor Kletz Memorial Lecture at Hazards 27, to be held in Birmingham, UK, from 10–12 May 2017.
Gallagher will deliver his lecture during the opening session of the process safety conference, and it will examine the parallels between risk management in motorsport and the process industries, and transferrable lessons that can be learnt. Gallagher has 30 years’ experience in international motorsport, including in senior positions in the Jordan, Red Bull Racing, and Cosworth Formula 1 teams, as well as being a member of the sport’s regulatory safety and technical working groups. These groups are responsible for striking the balance of commercial concerns with the safety of drivers, teams and spectators.
The Trevor Kletz Memorial Lecture has become a highlight of the Hazards programme. It was set up in 2015 to help preserve the legacy of Kletz, who was associated with the event from its inception in 1960, and is regarded as the founding father of inherent safety, the ethos of which is summed up in the title of his now-classic 1978 article “What You Don’t Have Can’t Leak”. It was first published in Chemistry & Industry, and republished in The Chemical Engineer in August 2013. The first Kletz lecture was given by Sam Mannan from the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. The second was presented at Hazards 26 in Edinburgh by Justice Haddon-Cave, who led the 2006 RAF Nimrod crash inquiry. The full lecture was recorded and is available to view at www.icheme.org/haddoncave.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming Mark Gallagher to Hazards 27. His experience in managing risk within motor sport will provide the context for a really interesting lecture, and one that is directly relevant to the challenging environments in which chemical engineers work,” said IChemE interim chief executive Justin Blades.
IChemE has also announced four keynote speakers for Hazards 27. Shell vice-president for downstream health, safety, security and the environment Sally Martin, Unilever European process safety manager Malcolm Sarstedt, BASF process safety advisor Chris Beale, and Marsh Energy’s London Engineering Hub leader Jasper Clark will all give presentations at the conference.
Visit the Hazards webpage for more information about Hazards 27.
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