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Alan Quilley
Author, Educator and OHS Professional

Alan Quilley has made a career of learning and applying the leading edge of occupational health & safety. Alan's safety career took flight in 1976, when he became a safety coordinator with CN Rail. Evolving through increasingly senior occupational health and safety positions, he has developed, tested and refined his ideas through hands-on experience.

His book "The Emperor Has No Hard Hat: Achieving REAL Workplace Safety Results", has received Honourable Mention among the Globe & Mail's top ten business books of 2006. This book brings to life his concept of safety, which he calls Integrated Safety Management System, shortened to ISMS (rhymes with "prisms"). The system also teaches safety personnel how to collect and analyze evidence that will verify that safety excellence has been achieved.

Alan has written three subsequent books, all available for purchase in the Safety Book section.

QUALIFICATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Thirty years' experience in OH&S management and training
  • Strong track record of obtaining significant results in reduced injuries and associated costs
  • Experience in the design and management of OH&S programs, many for the largest corporations in Canada
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and provincial OH&S legislation and regulations
  • Over twenty years accreditation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional
  • Twelve years in the development and delivery of OH&S training through University of Alberta
  • Key member of the steering committee for the delivery of the NAIT Occupational Health & Safety diploma program
  • Executive experience as chair of the Alberta Municipal Safety Association and director of the Alberta Safety Council

Dr. Philip Mshelbila
Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic

Dr. Mshelbila is a global business leader with over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in board-level governance, stakeholder management, commercial operations, project management and performance delivery in both operated and non-operated joint ventures.

He was formerly General Manager – Gas at Shell Petroleum Development (SPDC) Company in Nigeria. He has also held a number of senior leadership positions in over 36 countries including Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd.

Philip holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, a Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Medicine from the University of Aberdeen Medical School, Scotland as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, the University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain.

Anthony Watkins
CEO/ Principal Consultant
ODYSSEY CONSULTinc Limited

An accomplished Organisational Development Consultant, Anthony has been actively involved in public and private sector organisational transformation initiatives since the early 1990s, working extensively across the region with major companies in all business sectors. 

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Toronto and has worked in the fields of Social Pathology/Mental Health, Correctional Services and Psychiatric Forensic Assessment in Toronto, Canada. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of FAASBY – the Foundation for the Academic Advancement of Spiritual Baptist Youth and of the Board of Trustees at the Caribbean Sport and Development Agency (formerly TTASPE).

As a Keynote Speaker, he has shared the stage with world-famous motivational speaker, Les Brown, and has presented at regional business conferences of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago, the Insurance Association of the Caribbean, the Dominica Employers’ Federation, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, the Caribbean Conference of Credit Unions and the Jamaica Employers’ Federation among others.

A founding and honorary life member of the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT), he has authored articles in local and regional business publications, sharing his Strategic Human Resource Management training and experience and Strategic Leadership and Managerial Competence. He has developed Assessment-Development tools which have been successfully applied in the design and execution of Assessment-Development Centres and other Executive Recruitment and Selection approaches for major clients. His involvement in sport includes work with Administrators, Coaches and Players on National and Regional Teams in the areas of Management and the Psychology of Performance.
With over 25 years of Human Resource and Organisational Development consulting experience, his areas of expertise include:

  • Organisational Diagnosis
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Developing Organisational Culture
  • Assessment Centre Design and Execution
  • Teambuilding
  • Leadership Development
  • Organisational Transformation and Change
  • Merger Management
  • Process Facilitation

Richard de Labastide
President
Yara Trinidad Ltd.

Richard possesses over thirty years of engineering and project management experience including several senior positions in Plant Management, Production Management, Operations Management, Project Management and Business Development in Chemical Plants in Qatar and Trinidad.

Mr. de La Bastide holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of The West Indies and a Bachelors Degree (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from Queen´s University, Kingston, Ont, Canada.

He is also a member of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago as well as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has presented papers on Safety in Ammonia Terminals and DeNox Systems in Reformers at AIChE Ammonia Safety Symposiums.

Away from his business portfolio, Richard is a dedicated family man and a true fan of many sports, including tennis, golf and cricket.

Ben Dadson
Coordinator
IUP’s Desktop Services Team

Ben Dadson is the Coordinator of IUP’s Desktop Services Team.  Ben holds a B.S. in Computer Science from IUP .

He has served in various IT roles at IUP for more than 20 years.  Ben supervises the team responsible for deploying comprehensive IT security solutions to some 4,500 PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Dr. David A. Pensak

Dr. David A. Pensak, Ph.D. founded V.i. Laboratories, Inc. in 2002 and serves as its Chief Scientist.

He founded Authentica, Inc. in 1997. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Authentica, Inc. (acquired by EMC). He served as the Chief Technology Officer of V.i. Laboratories, Inc. and currently serves as its Director. He also acts as an Advisor to several major computer and telecommunications companies, international banks, and biotechnology firms. He was the Senior Research Fellow and Principal Consultant in Advanced Computing Technology for E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. in Wilmington Delaware, retiring in 2004.  From there he joined the faculty at Wharton Business School.   Currently he is Professor of Anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine and Professor at University of Delaware School of Business.

The Kauffman Foundation cited him in their list of the 50 most innovative startups in the world in 2011 for Vaporiety, in 2012 for Ubiquishield, in 2013 for HemoStable, and 2014 for GaussWear, all of which he founded.   No-one else has ever made the list more than once.   He continues to run all four companies as well as Pensak Technologies LLC and CateringStone LLC.

He was with DuPont for over 30 years and managed all advanced computer technology explorations and developments for the corporation, including research, strategic business units, and staff functions. He was also the Founder at Raptor Systems (acquired by Axent Technologies and then Symantec) in 1998.  He served as a Director of Delaware Innovation Fund. He has sat on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Computational Chemistry, Computers and Chemistry, the Journal of Molecular Graphics, and Science (AAAS) Software Board. Dr. Pensak has published or co-published dozens of articles in molecular chemistry and computer assisted design. He has also done postdoctoral work for the National Institutes of Health.  He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University and an A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton University. He published the book Innovation for Underdogs in 2008.

Ken Gray
Occupational Psychologist
British Psychological Society

Ken has an Honours Degree in Psychology and has been Chartered by the British Psychological Society as an Occupational Psychologist since 1995 (CPsychol). He is registered as a professional practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), holds the Qualifications in Test Use Register (RQTU), and is on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSCHR). Ken is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and a member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology.  Ken was shortlisted in 2010 for BPS Practitioner of the Year. 
 
With his expertise in behavioural assessment, skills and competency advancement, safety culture, team dynamics and high impact leadership development, Ken works with both individuals and management teams to maximise individual potential and embed safe behaviours within organisations. He is particularly interested in psychological well-being and building resilience; both of which provide a solid basis for those leading organisational change or building future leadership capability.

Kathy West
CISSP

Kathy West is a Senior Security Analyst. Kathy holds a Masters of Science in Information Technology specializing in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland and holds CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.


She has been a member of IT Services at IUP for two years specializing in Web systems and services.  Prior to IUP, she worked in a variety of IT environments including Systems, Application Integration, and Security for USAFE (United Stated Air Force in Europe), Modeling & Simulations and Telecommunications Services for USAFE Headquarters, and Network and Systems Administration for an Education Agency.

Ginger Cary
Chief Operating Officer
Pensak Technologies and Thermal Consistency Systems. 

Ginger is trained as a neurobiologist and has a law degree, specializing in intellectual property and international contract law.  She is invaluable in negotiating the intricacies of bringing products to market in several countries at the same time.
Curt Cadet
Senior Manager- HSSE

National Gas Company (NGC)

Curt’s career started in the mechanical trades as a five year apprentice with T&TEC,  graduating as a Fitter/Turner, after which he moved on to work in a power plant as an Instrument & Controls Technician. He has worked in heavy industry for over 38 years with the last 22 years dedicated to HSE; his experiences also provided him opportunities to work in power plants in Jamaica and the USA and power plants and water desalination plants in Curacao.

In 2007 Curt moved from Power Generation to the Iron manufacturing business as the HSSE Manager for a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) plant in Trinidad where he worked for five years. To broaden his experience he moved from the iron and steel industry to the upstream oil & gas sector at a supply chain support service company as HSEQ Manager for three years, followed by a short stint as HESQ Manager at a petrochemicals company manufacturing Anhydrous Ammonia where he provided HSSE oversight for a large turn around, before his recent move to the National Gas Company (NGC) as Senior Manager - HSSE.

He holds Diplomas in:

  • Instrumentation & Controls Technician from the San Fernando Technical Institute
  • Occupational Health and Safety from the National Examinations Board for Occupational Safety & Health UK (NEBOSH Levels 4 & 6) and a NEOSH certificate in Oil & Gas Operations Safety), and
  • A certificate in Machine Shop Practice from the John Donaldson Technical Institute.

He is a Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and Chair of the IOSH Caribbean Branch and has been a lecturer for the NEBOSH certificate & diploma courses for several years, a certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and has presented at local and regional HSE conferences.  He currently serves as Chair of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

Von B. Gusa
Director
PwC Advisory, Global Operational Risk
Operations, EHS and Asset Governance and Risk
Houston, TX

Von has over 30 years of experience in oil and gas operations; his career has encompassed more than 10 years working in industry and 20 years in consulting services. His consulting and industrial experience ranges over a broad industry base but has focused on support to the oil and gas industry. Von has conducted over 40 oil and gas operations, AIM and HSE related assessment across the oil and gas lifecycle.

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., Von was Vice President and an officer of an engineering and consulting firm. Von had overall responsibility for eastern operations, and technically oversaw risk management planning and HSE in the states of New Jersey and New York for the Federal Government. In a seven-year career with Koch Industries, Von's technical, managerial and operational positions included operations supervisor, operations manager, corporate HSE director and asset manager to company affiliates nationally, responsibility for development of acquired asset integration management systems, defining technical aspects at production operations and various aspects of the risk assessment and risk management program for corporate.

Since then Von has worked for global oil and gas companies and their worldwide operations, as well as Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in more than 20 countries at over 30 operating facilities. This has included on-shore unconventional oil fields facilities, off-shore platforms, marine and land terminal operations, refining operations as well as pipeline operations.

Von received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a licensed Chemical Engineer in multiple states.

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS HISTORY

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: Director, 2007 to Present
  • Shaw Group / Sullivan International Group: Vice President 2004 to 2007
  • Flint Hills Resources (Koch Industries): Manager 1997 to 2004
  • Braun Intertec Corporation: Engineering Manager 1994 to 1997
  • Jacobs Engineering Group: Client Service Manager 1991 to 1994
  • IT Corporation (The Shaw Group): Project Engineer 1988 to 1991
  • US Army: Officer 1985 to 1988

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado
  • Certified TapRoot Investigation Training, Certified HAZOP Facilitator
  • Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information, Authorized User CVI-20090325-1030864
  • TWIC Holder, BOSIET and HUET Certificate, State of California Lead Emissions Verification Auditor

Anthony Zamore, BA, FCCA, CISA, CISSP, GPEN, CA
Director
PwC Trinidad

Experience and expertise

With over 12 years professional services experience Anthony has worked with clients across various industries including financial services, manufacturing, energy and telecommunications and has led various cybersecurity, forensic technology, IT auditing, external auditing and consulting projects.

Cyber Security Experience

Anthony led numerous vulnerability assessment, threat modelling and penetration test engagements, including:

  • Developing threat modelling simulations for leading financial institutions and manufacturing companies.
  • Performing penetration tests and vulnerability assessments for companies across several industries.
  • Performing penetration tests of SCADA systems.
  • Conducting social engineering simulations.
  • Responding to security breaches and performing analysis of computer memory using the volatility framework.
  • Performing IT Security audits and vulnerability assessments.

Forensic Technology Experience

Anthony has also led many forensic technology engagements which include:

  • Lead Forensic Technology Manager on a number of investigations including investigations conducted on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General, Ministry of Finance, and Boards of Directors for local state enterprises.
  • Electronic evidence collection using various technologies
  • Forensic imaging of various devices including laptops, mobile phones, iOs devices, MS Exchange Services.
  • eDiscovery experience using Relativity.
  • Experience with using the Volatility framework

Qualifications and Membership

  • BA Accounting
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
  • Completed the SANS 560 Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Neil Clark
CIEHF MA BEng(Hons)

Neil is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Mathematics, has a Masters in Applied Human Factors and is a chartered member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.  He has had a varied career from Professional Rugby player, Skier and White Water Rafting Guide to RAF pilot. Although he still flies in the RAF as a reserve pilot his professional focus is on the delivery of pragmatic human factors training and solutions in safety critical industries.  He does this through his Multi Award Winning Human Factors Business – IHF.

Highlights of Neil’s career include studying at the Empire Test Pilot School, running the Commonwealth of Australia’s Air-Air Refuelling Human Factors flight test programme on behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force and more recently being invited to join the National Think Tank - Taking Forward Human Factors in Healthcare.

Neil has spent the last 6 years running IHF where he and his team are active in several sectors, including; Oil and Gas, Rail, Healthcare, Distilleries and Financial Services. Neil has a particular interest in demonstrating the business improvement potential of HF in addition to the more commonly sought after safety improvements.  He is increasing being invited to speak at international conferences in this sphere.  Neil chairs the pan-industry Step Change in Safety Human Factors working group and has helped deliver the new Human Factors Assessment tool.

Robin Tait
BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBA, MA (MLL) FCIPD

Robin is an experienced consultant with highly developed communication and facilitation skills. He has an in-depth knowledge of leadership and management development, including expertise in safety leadership and safety culture in high hazard industries. His practical approach and informal style is backed up by a wide range of industrial and commercial experience and a thorough knowledge of how business and organisations work. He has been involved in leadership development, culture change, change management and skills development, in a variety of contexts for over 25 years. Robin works all over the world most frequently in the USA, Caribbean, Far East, Australia and Canada.

Throughout his career Robin has designed and facilitated a wide range of leadership development workshops and conferences for managers and senior leaders, up to and including Board level. He constantly seeks to help people develop and implement practical solutions that really impact their current issues

Career History

2012- Present T-C-Global Ltd
Director of own consultancy firm. Working on a global basis on the design and delivery of bespoke interventions in the field of Safety Leadership, Leadership Development and Leadership Conferences

Clients include Wood plc, Chemring Defence, Rolls Royce Rotatives, Massy Energy, SGS, Spirax Sarco and Low & Bonar

1999 – 2012

The Taylor Clarke Partnership Ltd

Consultancy projects on management of change, safety leadership, management development, team-building, innovation and personal development, in the following sectors Oil & Gas, Engineering, Transport, Whisky and the Public Sector. Clients include Wood Group, Total, Glenmorangie, Diageo, First Engineering, DSM, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DWP etc.

2012 – 2018 Associate Principal Consultant, Taylor Clarke Ltd

2006 – 2012 Operations Director, The Taylor Clarke Partnership Ltd

2003 – 2006 Principal Consultant, The Taylor Clarke Partnership Ltd

1999 2003 Associate Consultant, The Taylor Clarke Partnership Ltd

1996 - 1999 Glasgow Development Agency, Advisor, Lifelong Learning Division

Business advisor to a wide range of Glasgow companies and organisations, working in the field of business planning, HR strategy and team development

1991 - 1996

The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Lecturer in HRM

Lecturer on a range of courses, up to MBA level, teaching HR, Organisation Behaviour, research into employee involvement, Leader of BA in Business and Languages course, consultancy projects in the Oil & Gas sector

1987 - 1991 Marathon Oil UK Ltd, Aberdeen & London, HR Advisor

Working with line managers on a variety of HR issues, recruitment & selection, HR and legal advice, policy development, training and development

1983 - 1987

Sub-Sea Offshore, North Sea, various locations, Commercial Diver, Trade Union Rep

Education & Training

  • BA (Hons) Politics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1982
  • Post-Grad Diploma in HR, The Robert Gordon Institute of Technology, Aberdeen 1987
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Strathclyde (P/T), 1999
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 2000
  • MA Management, Leadership & Learning, Lancaster University, Lancaster (P/T), 2010
  • Qualified to deliver MBTI, FIRO and Clutterbuck Mentoring

Roger Williams

Roger Williams is a graduate Mechanical Engineer from the University of the West Indies.  He is currently pursuing his Executive Masters of Business Administration at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

He has over 27 years’ experience within the Point Lisas Industrial Estate with more than twelve years at senior managerial level having held positions as Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Human Resource Manager and Technical Services Manager prior to his current assignment as Plant Manager at Point Lisas Nitrogen Limited (PLNL).

He started his career at Fertrin now Nutrien where he worked for over 5 years, following which he worked at Industrial Plant Services Ltd for 18 years across all three divisions (Methanol, Ammonia and AUM) before his current assignment at PLNL for over 3 years. During that time, he has been instrumental in successful operations, turnarounds and revamps of process plants in addition to the construction and commissioning of Ammonia and Methanol plants, notably having a leadership position on the M5000 plant.

Away from his business portfolio, Roger is a dedicated family man and avid sports fan.

Kamla Balgobin, BSc.
Senior Manager Operations,
Yara Trinidad Limited

Kamla graduated from the University of the West indies with BSc. (Hons) Chemical & Process Engineering in 1997. She began working with YARA Trinidad Ltd (then Hydro Agri Trinidad), in 1996 as a summer student and was successful in being hired via the Trainee program after graduating. Through the years, she advanced from a Process Engineer on the TRINGEN 2 plant, to an Assistant Manager in 2002 then Manager of the Process Engineering group in 2006. During that period she was assigned to the plants and engineering. In 2008 was given an international assignment for 5 years to work at YARA’s Belgium office which is primarily responsible for Projects. She was responsible for several projects at various YARA sites and the owner of YARA’s Boiler Water and operations TOPS (Tech Operating Standards). She was the project manager for the Revamp of the TRINGEN 1 plant and returned to Trinidad for its execution in 2013. Currently her role is Senior Manager Operations, responsible for the TRINGEN 2 plant and its Storage.

Darren Samuel
Group Industrial Relations Manager
Neal & Massy limited

An Industrial Relations expert, with over thirty years’ experience in the field, having operated for over twenty years in the Trade Union at executive level, and successfully transitioning, for more than a decade, into the Corporate world.







Louisa Nara
Global Technical Director
Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

Louisa became the Global Technical Director of CCPS in 2017. She is responsible for providing subject matter expertise on all matters relating to CCPS technical content and tools on a global basis, including guideline books, intellectual property, copyright and branding issues. Louisa also serves as a primary instructor for CCPS training courses including Process Safety Boot Camp and oversees the technical content of CCPS Courses and the evaluation and approval of CCPS instructors worldwide. She represents the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) globally with member companies, government and trade associations as part of CCPS’ Responsible Collaboration. Louisa has over 37 years of experience working in engineering, process safety, environmental, health and safety, crisis management and emergency response.

Louisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University, a Master of Science Degree from Villanova University in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and a CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional.

Ronald Roach
Chief Executive Officer
Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL)

Ronald has the responsibility of providing strategic vision, planning and operational leadership to the company and, inter alia, to drive overall growth and expansion of the company. He is responsible for the management of the three municipal waste disposal sites at Beetham, Forres Park and Guanapo as well as waste collection, equipment maintenance and recycling activities. He has participated in a number of projects including a National Medical Waste Classification Survey, National Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan, Lead Remediation Exercise for the Demerara Community and the National Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan. 

More recently, he has been involved in the establishment of SWMCOL’s recycling facilities at POS and Arima, and has played a key role in the development of the Public Sector Recycling Program and the Curbside Collection Initiatives in the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation, Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation and the San Fernando City Corporation.

Ronald is a graduate of the University of the West Indies having obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1992. In February 2000, Ronald obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management through the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, a German Institution involved in Technical Cooperation and Training. In May 2016, Ronald participated in the US Government’s International Visitor Leadership Programme entitled “Our Oceans Protection and Sustainable Use”.

Penelope Bradshaw-Niles
Acting Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries,
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Penelope Bradshaw-Niles was appointed the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries since March 2018. Accountable for directing the operations and activities of the Ministry which has oversight of the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Sector, her portfolio includes overseeing the financial management, procurement, public relations and management policies for the national interest.

Penelope has 20 years of engineering and strategic management experience in the hydrocarbon industry. Her roles in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries include Deputy Permanent Secretary and Team Leader, Acreage Management. This portfolio gave her the responsibility for the Trinidad and Tobago Natural Gas and the Crude Oil Reserves Audit and the coordination of competitive bid rounds since 2012. Most recently, she led a Team to develop the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. Her experience also includes significant and instrumental participation in the development of cross-border initiatives with Trinidad and Tobago’s neighbouring territories :- Venezuela, Grenada and Guyana; a Member of the Steering Committee for the CO2EOR Roadmap Initiative, which is a government/academia/ industry collaboration to increase oil production through carbon dioxide EOR; and preparation of Trinidad and Tobago’s submission to the United Nation’s Commission of the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

Mrs. Bradshaw-Niles holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering and MSc. in Engineering Management from the University of the West Indies, together with an MBA in Petroleum Management from the University of Kansas.

Ivan Pupulidy
International Consultant
Dynamic Inquiry LLC

Ivan Pupulidy applies his experience and research to operations in complex systems and high-risk environments, such as wildland firefighting, aviation, military and medicine. As a U.S. Forest Service Director, Ivan developed and implemented the Learning Review, which is a process designed to improve how large and small organizations respond to accidents and incidents. The Learning Review is centered on understanding and mapping systemic conditions that influence human actions.

Ivan’s ability to integrate academic research with real world application comes from his varied life experiences, which have included work as a mine geologist, exploration geophysicist, and a U.S. Coast Guard pilot for rescue and law enforcement missions. Ivan served in the U.S. Air Guard and Air Force Reserves, where he flew the C-130 Hercules, including missions as a Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) tanker pilot on wildland fires. He also served on active military operations for combat and humanitarian support in Iraq, Afghanistan and Central Africa.

Ivan earned a Master’s of Science degree in Human Factors and Systems Safety at Lund University, Sweden, under Professor Sidney Dekker. He completed his PhD in Social Science at Tilburg University, Netherlands, under Professor Kenneth Gergen. Ivan works with Dynamic Inquiry LLC as an international consultant and organizational coach, focusing on topics related to human factors, the “New View” of human error, real-time risk perspectives, holistic safety, learning from events, organizational dialogue, development of high-leverage learning products, and the connection between resilience & high reliability organizing.

Roger Packer
Board Member
Tucker Energy Services Limited

Roger Packer began his career in the Energy Sector at Dowell Schlumberger in 1976 and moved up to the position of District Manager for Dowell Schlumberger operations in Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. He joined IAL Engineering Services Limited in 1984 in the position of General Manager where he served until 1992, thereafter serving on the Board of Directors for IAL Engineering Services Limited until this present day.

Roger Packer was the Managing Director of Tucker Energy Services Limited, a portfolio he held since 1992. He recently retired from this role in July 2018 but continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Tucker Energy Services. Roger Packer has over 40 years of experience in both operations and management. He was responsible for expanding the Tucker operations into Venezuela, Colombia and Suriname.

Roger is passionate about the development of a QHSSE culture within the energy services sector. This passion has lent itself to the successful implementation of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and the implementation of the ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards at Tucker Energy Services Limited. His commitment is also evident through his involvement in the STOW (Safe-to-Work) Initiative and his continued work with the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago.

During the period 2011 to 2014 Roger Packer served as the Chairman of The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago, having previously served on the Board between 1987 and 1990. In 1995, he obtained an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBD) from the University of the West Indies. He was the Membership Chairman and the Programme Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) –Trinidad & Tobago Section in 2002 and 2003 respectively.

Roger Packer has also been serving on the board of Directors for RBC Royal Bank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited, RBC Merchant Bank (Caribbean) Limited, RBC Trust (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited and YARA Trinidad Ltd.

Darryl Thomson
Standards Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards

Darryl Thomson is a Standards Officer II with over ten years' experience in standards development, attached to the Standardization Division at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards. Darryl's portfolio includes responsibility for building codes and construction product standards. He has served as technical secretary to committees which have developed standards for cement, hollow clay blocks, concrete blocks and steel bars. He is also one of TTBS' ISO 9001 internal auditors .

Darry has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of the West Indies and has received training on standardization and quality assurance from the Bureau of Indian Standards.

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