RANDAL S FLETCHER – CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
Randal S. Fletcher F JOIFF currently serves as the Chairman of JOIFF. He is the Global Response Advisor for BP PLC. within Intelligence, Security and Crisis Management, serving at the group level.
He has served within various roles and locations in crisis Management and Emergency response during his tenure including the Asia Pacific and Indian sub-continent region, Australia, and the US. He has served at every level of emergency response. He currently advises and assures BP’s global portfolio’s response capability. He has served several training organizations including the Ohio State Fire Academy, UNLV, TEEX, QFRS, CEFS and Director of the corporate training programs for BP plc. and various other locations globally. He has also served in various Business Management capacities and engineering positions, served as an Advisor to FAS, and served in the Military. He holds a degree in Organizational Management, and International Studies, including various certifications.
Singapore Civil Defence Force
Eric was appointed by the Government to be the Commissioner of the
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in February 2012.
In his 24 years of service, he helmed a variety of key appointments such as
SCDF’s Director of Operations, Division Commander and Fire Station
Commander. Earlier in his career (1995-97), he also spent 3 years as an
Assistant Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) developing national
crisis preparedness policies and programmes. In 2008, he returned to MHA as
the Senior Director of the Homefront Security Division. He was then
responsible for developing national security strategies and managing the
implementation of security measures and capability development for response
to any crisis situation across the Government.
Prior to his present appointment, he was the Senior Director of Emergency
Services in SCDF between 2010 and 2011. That office oversaw all aspects
(covering policy development, training and operations) of emergency services
provision (i.e. fire-fighting, rescue, Hazmat, unconventional threats and EMS)
Eric graduated from the UK in 1993 with a BA degree (1st Class Hons) and in
2000, he was appointed as a Foreign Fellow under the US Fulbright Program
and graduated with MA degree from Emerson College, Boston, USA, in 2001.
He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program 2009, Graduate School
of Business at Stanford University.
He was conferred the Republic’s State honours of the Public Administration
Medal (Bronze) and (Silver) by the President in 2004 and 2012 respectively.
Dame Judith Hackitt
Dame Judith was Chair of HSE from October 2007 to March 2016. She previously served as a health and safety Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was made a Dame in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to health and safety and engineering in particular for being a role model for young women. She was awarded a CBE in 2006.
In April 2016, she was appointed as Chair of EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation .
Dame Judith is a chemical engineer and graduated from Imperial College in 1975. She worked in the chemicals manufacturing industry for 23 years before joining the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in 1998. She became Director General of CIA (from 2002-2005) and then worked in Brussels for the European Chemical Industry Association (CEFIC).
She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2010 and currently chairs the External Affairs Committee. Dame Judith is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a member of council. She was President of IChemE from May 2013 to May 2014.
Dame Judith is also Chair of Semta – the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance, and a non-executive director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.