Global Speakers


Chan Sinnadurai

Head of Health Safety Security & Environment


Chan Sinnadurai is the Head of HSSE for EnergyAustralia and a member of China Light and Power’s Global HSSE Leadership Team. He has a BA (Psy), MA (International Relations) and a MBA.

Chan is directly responsible for the HSSE performance for EnergyAustralia, one of Australia’s largest generator and retailers of electricity. The role includes HSSE governance of gas and coal fired power stations across Australia, and the domestic and commercial installation of batteries, solar and smart meters. In his current role, Chan has significantly improved EnergyAustralia’s HSSE leading and lagging performance through improvements in culture, management systems and HSSE leadership.

Chan joined EnergyAustralia as the Manager, Business Services for EnergyAustralia New South Wales and had managerial responsibility for Safety and Environmental performance, Commercial Services, Compliance and Business Support.

At the conference, Chan will focus on working towards zero harm, safety culture and safety leadership.

Prior to joining EnergyAustralia, Chan was with the Australian Regular Army, Tenix Defence (Australia’s largest defence contractor) and Delta Electricity (formerly Australia’s largest generator of electricity).

Topic: How EnergyAustralia Achieves Zero Harm and Safety Leadership



David Tregoweth

General Manager, Safety

Melbourne Water

Topic: Case Study – Melbourne Water’s Approach to Understanding the Importance of Safety Culture in Driving Practical Solutions in Hazardous Industries



Fiona Murfitt

Head of Health & Safety


Fiona Mufitt is the Head of Health & Safety for Ausgrid, reporting directly to the CEO, where she is currently overseeing one of the largest reform programs in Australia. Fiona’s career has predominantly focused on working within high-risk operations, with more than fifteen years working within the oil & gas industry. She had also spent time as Director for Australia, BZ & Pacific Islands at Dupont.

Chief Safety Officer Panel: How to Sustain a Safety Culture with Employee Voice and Leadership (Panelist)

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Gary Williams

General Manager, Risk Assurance Compliance & Process Safety

Origin Energy

Topic: Learning from Origin Energy’s Incident Investigation Redesign – An Innovative Approach to Safety Examination

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James Heading

Senior Business Development Manager

Lockheed Martin Australia

Topic: Lockheed Martin Australia and Deakin University Collaboration – Using Robotic Exoskeleton to Lift Heavy Equipment and Reduce Workplace Injury

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Kevin Hayes

Earth Resources Program Manager

WorkSafe Victoria

Topic: Reducing Workplace Injuries on Mobile & Heavy Equipment Accidents

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Kurt Warren

Head of HSE – Southern Region

Laing O’Rourke

Keynote: Laing O’Rourke’s Journey to Becoming One of Australia’s Safest Companies & Winner of National Safety Awards of Excellence

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Michael Coffey

Head of Hazardous Industries & Industry Practice

WorkSafe Victoria

Chief Safety Officer Panel: How to Sustain a Safety Culture with Employee Voice and Leadership (Panelist)

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Shankar Bhat

Head of Civil, Structures & Offshore Engineering


Topic: Case Study – BP Utilizes Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Training to Keep Field Engineers Safe in Hazardous Work Environments