Associates


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David Ingham

ISO Standards Specialist

David Ingham is a Senior Safety Specialist & renowned expert in ISO Standards, He has more than 35 years’ experience in senior management roles in organisations such as Woodside, SIA Global, BSI & Pilkingtons. 

David previously served as corporate HSEQ manager at Woodside for a decade and then as State Manager for BSI a global standard, certification & training organisation focusing on ISO9001-2015.

David has the unique ability to work with people at all levels to help organisations establish HSEQ KPIs and implement systems to achieve improvement goals.


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Dr Jimmy Seow

PFAS, Firefighting Foam and HAZMAT Specialist

Dr Jimmy Seow is an expert in Hazmat & Oil Spill Emergency Response, Chemical and Industrial Fire Pollutants, Policy, Legislative and Strategic management, Oil and Gas Environmental Approval, Soil science and Catchment Hydrology.

Dr Seow has a PhD in soil science and catchment hydrology from University of Western Australia and MSc. (Hon) in Earth Sciences from Waikato University New Zealand.

He has over 30 years’ experience in Health, Safety and Environment and Emergency Response Management having worked in Government, Oil and Gas and Mining.

Dr Seow is a recognised world subject matter expert on PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) and firefighting foams providing advice on PFAS and firefighting foams in Australia and overseas.

Dr Seow is an ISO14000 and ISO9000 auditor.


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Pauline Kay Arnold

Phd MAppPsych BA(Hons)

AHPRA Registered Psychologist
Member of the Australian Psychological Society

For last 20 years Pauline has worked in the areas of leadership development, safety leadership, performance management and cultural change. This work is informed by contemporary research-based understandings about leadership and human functioning. As coach, trainer and problem solving collaborator she has helped managers and leaders at all levels become more effective in their roles. 

Pauline works with organisations to discover and understand the complex human factors contributors to unsafe incidents and behaviours, and generate human factors based solutions that the individuals involved can implement.


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Bilal M Syed 

BSEE (USA); MSC (UK), DIC; FSIA; COHS Proc

Safety and Environment Professional

Bilal M Syed is an accomplished Safety and Environment Professional with over 30 years of experience in Europe/ EU, Middle East, SE Asia and Australia. He has worked in the Oil &Gas Exploration, Energy, LNG Operations, Construction, Production & Terminal Facilities, Mining/ Mineral Resources and the Chemicals sector. 

Bilal previously headed the environment portfolio at the World Bank in Pakistan. He has worked in the Oil & Gas industry managing plant commissioning and pipelines for Chevron Borrow LNG Project; INPEX LNG project; Woodside Energy – Pluto LNG on & off shore (Australia) and Total’s - first LNG operated Plant in Yemen.


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Ron Hille

Meteorologist

Ron Hille is a Consultant Meteorologist with more than 30 years experience.

He commenced his forecasting career with the Western Australia Regional Forecasting Centre in 1984. Ron gained extensive experience as a Consultant Meteorologist in the Commercial Weather Service of the Bureau of Meteorology.

Ron consults to the Maritime and Oil and Gas sector providing training and meteoroligical services including extended tropical cyclone outlooks for weather sensitive operations and long-range forecasting for offshore operations and support to in-house metocean teams. He has a considerable depth of understanding in atmospheric and oceanographic parameters that impact the Maritime and Offshore Oil and Gas Industries.


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Les Vogiatzakis

WA Dangerous Goods Accredited Consultant

Les Vogiatzakis has more than 20 years’ experience in heavy industry, hazardous chemical compliance and chemical Management. He has extensive experience in the noxious and major hazard facility sector. Les is also experienced in with Dealing with anhydrous ammonia, chlorine gas, carbon disulphide and hydrogen fluoride, other hazardous chemicals.

He was previously a Hazmat Emergency Advisory Team (HEAT) member to the emergency management agencies.

Les provides consultancy services to industrial chemical users on Dangerous Goods and Safety Services (DGaS) 


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Jeff Hinnrichsen

Maritime Consultant

Jeff Hinnrichsen is a Senior Maritime Consultant with extensive skills and experience in the Maritime Industry.

Jeff holds a current Master less 35m Near Coastal Certificate of Competency. He has a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

Jeff previously worked with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Western Australia as the Navigational Safety Officer.


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Gerry Fountain

Accident Investigator

Gerry Fountain is a Safety Professional with more 30 years of experience in technical and managerial roles in the Australian construction and international maritime sectors, specialising in Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) Management Systems.

Gerry is an experienced Independent Accident Investigator bringing skills, knowledge and expertise gained from 15 years in the Western Australian Police Force.


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Adam Parsons

Safety Professional

Adam has more than 12 years of experience working with Government and industry bodies in delivering competency based training, and occupational health and safety services.

Adam is a member of the Safety Institute of Australia and is currently serving on the Western Australia Branch Committee. Adam holds qualifications in Business Management, Training, and Occupational Health and Safety.


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Robert Merzdan

Accredited Instructor with Mental Health First Aid Australia

Rob has over 40 years of experience working in various roles in the Public and Private sector as a Learning and Development Consultant, Prison Officer, Police Officer, Non-Destructive testing technician, Farmer, Truck Driver, and trades assistant.

Rob has been delivering various training programs for over 14 years and ranks the Mental Health First Aid program as one of the most worthwhile programs he has delivered. He firmly believes that the program gives people the confidence to help people who are suffering from a Mental Health problem and helps to dispel the myths and stigma associated with mental illness.