Chairman: Steve Clark
As I pass the chairmanship of SaRS to Stephen Clark, I wish him a successful year.
Incoming Chairman's Report
SARS Chairman 2010/11
Stephen O. Clark, BSc(Hons)Eng, CEng, MIMechE.
gained an Engineering degree from Brunel University under an undergraduate apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce Limited
He started working in safety and reliability engineering when he joined Electrowatt engineering consultancy.
Initially working in the nuclear industry on hazards identification, risk assessment and safety case development, he subsequently became a founder member of the Electrowatt Oil & Gas Division.
Whilst at Electrowatt, Stephen was made Senior Safety Engineer and worked as project manager or lead safety engineer on the safety support to major oil and gas projects in the UK, Australia, Malaysia and Brunei, involving quantitative risk assessments, development of safety cases and reliability & availability assessments.
Stephen also gained experience in the railway industry through the application of these techniques on railway projects in Europe and Hong Kong.
After nine years with Electrowatt, Stephen joined Atkins engineering consultancy.
He was promoted to Principal Safety Engineer and continued working in both the oil & gas and railway sectors on major projects in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Whilst with Atkins
was seconded to National Air Traffic Services
(NATS) providing safety assurance for the new Air Traffic Control Centre
later worked on safety assurance for advanced controller tools being developed by NATS
After seven years with Atkins, Stephen joined NATS as Safety Management Specialist.
responsibilities include ensuring that the NATS safety management system reflects recognised best practice and he
has recently overseen the integration of human factors assessment techniques into the formal safety management system.
current role, Stephen
works with external aviation stakeholders on safety support activities including the delivery of the Single European Sky, and with national and international safety regulators to help shape the regulatory framework for the industry to meet the safety challenges of future aviation concepts.
The new Chairman, Mr S O Clark was introduced.
took the chair and thanked Dr T J Cockram for his
service as Chairman.
then introduced himself and his
aims and aspirations for the Society
throughout the coming year.