John is the Managing Director of RiskChase and is responsible for co-ordination of risk management services to clients within Australia and Asia. His career commenced as a public servant in the Health & Safety Executive in the UK providing legal and technical advice to a variety of organisations including major chemical facilities. He was responsible for all aspects of enforcement activity including court appearances for the prosecution.
A strong background in safety, environmental and loss control issues was gained in the UK with Shell Exploration and in Australia with Esso Australia. Activities at Shell included managing the industrial hygiene program, monitoring compliance with offshore legislation and major accident investigation including helicopter ditching incidents and platform explosions.
At Esso Australia John was responsible for safety and loss control activities within the Bass Strait operations. This involved the supervision of a multi-disciplinary group and involvement with Oil Industry associations.
Over the past 10 years John has consulted with a variety of organisations in Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan in areas of Occupational Health & Safety. In particular John specialises in the implementation of Work Health & Safety Management Systems across a variety of industries including process, hospitality, manufacturing, services, mining and construction. John has been responsible for many workshops and seminars associated with Work Health & Safety.
BSc (Hon) Chemistry University of Birmingham in the UK
MSc Occupational Safety & Hygiene, University of Aston in Birmingham