Senior HSE Consultant with significant knowledge and experience in managing all aspects of well intervention and production operations. A qualified HSE professional that has considerable experience in implementing HSE Management Systems and influencing an organisation to improve behaviour and HSE performance. Experienced in working in an international environment with small, medium and large Upstream Companies.


  • Knowledge and experience in well services, and (concurrent) production operations, project management, commissioning and start-up of on and offshore facilities for Shell, Eni and other small and medium sized upstream companies such as Ultramar, LASMO, CH4 Energy and Venture Production
  • Knowledge and experience (over 10 years) as an HSE Manager with small and medium sized Companies LASMO, ENI Nederland BV, and CH4 ENERGY, the development and implementation of Integrated Management Systems, leading to ISO-14001 and OHSAS-18001 certification, Risk Management, Contractor Management, Internal Auditing and Project Risk Reviews
  • Development and implementation of (Operational Safety) Standards and Procedures
  • Subject Matter Expert on Permit to Work systems
  • A good people person with the ability to motivate people, communicate, seek alignment and build good relationships
  • The ability to see a job through to completion even when it requires persistence to achieve the objectives
  • Development and delivery of Asset Management and Operational Safety Learning programs and workshops


  • “Hogere Veiligheidskunde” (Equivalent to a Master degree in Occupational Health and Safety (PHOV, Utrecht, Holland; 2000)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering qualifications: “School voor luchtvaarttechniek en elektronica” The Hague, Holland: qualification of Vliegtuigtechnicus (comparable to an HND / Bsc level). Dutch Civil Aviation Authority licences for fixed wing, helicopter and turbine engines
  • Member of the Dutch Association for Safety Professionals (NVVK) Process Safety Work Group


  • QMS Lead Auditor (ISO-9001, IRCA certified, 2002),
  • Campbell Gas Conditioning P4 (1989)
  • Kermit Brown's Well inflow performance and production (gas lift) optimisation
  • Supervisory Production Techniques, Shell International (1980)

Career History

Operational Safety Services, Wassenaar
Freelance HSE Consultant (July 2015 – present)

  • Available for HSE Management and Operational Safety Consultancy Services on topics such as HSE Management Systems, Risk Management, Management of Change, HSE Culture and Operational Safety aspects;
  • Development and delivery of HSE Management and Operational Safety training programs and workshops.

Shell Global Solutions International B.V. The Hague
Learning Advisor (2013 – July 2015)

  • Responsible for the development and successful implementation of “Operating Integrity” ELearning programs for Operators, Supervisors and Managers.
  • Responsible for the development and successful implementation of an Asset Managers Master Class Learning program (Brandon Hall Bronze Award 2014 for blended learning).

Shell Upstream International Europe, The Netherlands
Senior Production Engineer (2007 – 2013)

  • Responsible for development, simplification, standardisation and implementation of Operating and Technical Integrity standards, management systems and procedures in operated areas in Europe (Norway, UK and Netherlands). Create effective Permit to Work Systems, safe isolation of plant and equipment, confined space work, management of overrides, structured day, daily communications, handovers, daily reports etc.
  • Arrange training in the operating and maintenance standards of operating and maintenance staff.
  • As a member of the Shell Global Permit to Work Subject Matter Expert workgroup, responsible for standardising and improving PTW systems.
  • Carry out Operational Excellence (Process Safety) Reviews and HSE-Management System audits.

Group HSE & Risk Manager (Markham Field greater area 1997 – 2007 )

  • Responsible for development and maintenance of an Integrated Management System (ISO- 14001 and OHSAS-18001 certified), implementing its introduction and continued adoption through effective leadership, regular HSE conferences and management workshops addressing HSE cultural and behavioural aspects, including integration of contract staff and Service Companies
  • Conduct regular internal and contractor audits and inspections in accordance with the ISO 19011, ISO-14001 and OHSAS-18001 standards
  • Project risk management and assessments, project HSE plans, SWOT analysis, HAZOP’s, HAZID’s, safety cases, safety critical elements, performance standards, task risk assessments, project risk and safety reviews. During Company take-overs and re-financing involved in “due diligence assessments”, applying the “Equator Principles”
  • Chairman of the NOGEPA (Netherlands Oil & Gas Exploration Production Association) Health and Safety committee

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