Ken is a former Chair of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Strategic Forum. He is also a member of the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) which was formed to report on progress made by the built environment industry towards achieving culture change following the Grenfell Tower fire. He is a past President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and helped lead the organisation through a fundamental review of its strategy and governance. Ken’s background is in the oil industry, which includes being CEO of Refining NZ and having responsibility for Shell’s UK refining operations. He is a past President of the UK Petroleum Industry Association. He also chaired the industry/regulator task force in the wake of the Buncefield terminal explosion and more recently chaired the Midstream Oil Sector Government and Industry Task Force, which considered ways of improving the resilience of oil product supplies following a government review.