Hazards 28
IChemE's leading process safety conference
Hazards 28

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers from industry will give keynote presentations on how process safety is being implemented in their organisations. Confirmed so far:

Shahana Buchanan 

Shahana Buchanan, Process Safety Programme Manager, Nestlé, Switzerland

“Next Generation Process Safety”

The impending technology wave of artificial intelligence will manage every aspect of the process safety lifecycle – Shahana will explore how this will impact the process industries. From end-to-end computer controlled manufacturing processes, to replacing human interventions with robots, should be we scared of the robots we can see, or the robotic algorithms that we cannot see? Is the future safer, more secure, and sustainable?

Shahana has over 20 years' expertise in process safety environments in multiple industry sectors (including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, power generation, mining and food & drinks manufacturing). She is proud to be an IChemE Fellow and Chairperson of IChemE’s Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group.

Malcolm Staves 

Malcolm Staves, Group Health & Safety Director, L'Oreal, France

“Case Study: the L’Oréal Safety Culture Journey and Next Steps”

Previously a site engineering technologist and a plant manager, Malcolm has worked in corporate environment, health & safety for companies including Pechiney, Alcan and Bureau Veritas.

He joined L’Oréal in 2008, and is responsible for the development of the group's health & safety and fire prevention strategies, objectives and action plans. Since his arrival at L’Oréal, Malcolm has developed strategies for the globalisation of health & safety with a focus on risk management, visible leadership and safety culture. The next challenges are related to spreading the safety culture beyond the gates of L’Oréal.

Until recently Malcolm was chairman of the Conference Board European Health & Safety Council which has around 45 members and has also been a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) working group on skills & employment. He has co-authored several articles on health and safety and is a frequent speaker at the European Centre for Executive Development's (CEDEP)  Leadership & Safety Culture training programme.

An IChemE Fellow, Malcolm graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has an MSC in Integrated Environmental Management from Bath University.

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