Step Change in Safety has appointed Tamsin Lishman, Asset Director at Spirit Energy, and Rob Dyas, Director of Babcock’s UK offshore aviation business, to its Leadership Team.
The Leadership Team is responsible for planning and monitoring the activities of Step Change in Safety, the not-for-profit body which works to raise oil and gas industry standards and share good safety practice across the UKCS.
Rob Dyas has worked for Babcock’s Aviation Division for 9 years following a prestigious career in the British Army where he held various leadership and combat flying roles, including discreet Special Forces operations in support of UK strategic policies.
An aircraft commander, initially in the Super Puma fleet and currently on the H175, Rob is the Business Unit Director and Accountable Manager for Babcock’s offshore aviation business in the UK. He is also a Director of the British Helicopter Association and a founding member of the UK’s Offshore Helicopter Strategic Leadership Group.
Upon his appointment to the Step Change in Leadership Team, Rob said; “Only by collaborating and sharing skills, experience and best practice can we continue to drive safety improvements for everyone working in the UK Oil and Gas industry.
“Babcock has worked closely with Step Change in Safety for many years and I’m delighted to join the Leadership Team.”
Tamsin became Asset Director for Morecambe Bay at Centrica in January 2017 and transferred to the same role with Spirit Energy when the exploration and production company was formed in December that year.
She joined Centrica in 2010 and, in that time, she has worked as head of portfolio management and business planning with the company’s exploration and production business, with responsibility for capital allocation and long-term business planning. Prior to this, Tamsin led the business development team of Centrica Storage Limited. Before joining Centrica, Tamsin held several business and commercial roles in BP, including leading negotiations with the Enron Administrator and setting up a performance management system for BP’s North Sea infrastructure operations.
Commenting on her appointment, Tamsin said; “It is a great pleasure for me to join the Leadership Team of Step Change in Safety. The organisation has driven a fundamental shift in the industry’s attitude to safety and played a leading role in making sure we never become complacent.
“Having seen the results of Step Change in Safety’s work both offshore and onshore over many years, I look forward to joining the rest of the team and playing my part in continuing that great work.”
Welcoming Tamsin and Rob to the Leadership Team, Step Change in Safety Executive Director Les Linklater said; “I’m delighted that such well-respected and highly skilled industry leaders like Tamsin and Rob have committed to playing an active part in our organisation.
“Tamsin’s current role at as Asset Director in Morecambe Bay combined with Rob’s UK-wide management role also strengthens the Leadership Team’s geographical representation and knowledge base. I have no doubt that they will both become champions for further cross-industry improvements through Step Change in Safety.”
The Step Change in Safety Leadership Team includes senior managers and officials from member companies, industry-related trade associations, trade unions, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), along with the onshore and offshore workforce. The team is currently led by co-Chairpersons, Eric-Jan Bijvank, Regional Vice President of Stork’s UK, Middle East, Africa and Australia regions; and Donald Taylor, Managing Director of TAQA.
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