Senior Vice President and Chief Safety Officer - Aecon Group


Director level Risk professional with considerable experience, and commercial acumen, in the oil, petrochemical, aviation, utilities and electronics industries both in the UK and overseas. Employed both in the public sector as an HSE inspector and in the private sector at various levels.

  • 30 years risk experience world wide
  • Plc and Executive Board experience
  • Significant major hazard and regulated sector experience
  • Six sigma projects to black belt
  • Management systems to ISO 14001 and ISO 18000 certification
  • Integrated Business Risk management systems
  • Responsibility for Corporate Responsibility development and reporting
  • Specialties: Strategic planning, Behavioural Safety, High hazard industry regulation


Safety – Time for a new direction


Many organisations are on a journey where it becomes willing to accept that errors do happen: practice is not perfect, risks have to be taken. This obviously clashes with a vision of zero-harm (which indeed is more of a vision than a realistic goal). A couple of things happen with a slavish commitment to zero-vision […]

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