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Head of HSE (Oil and Gas)

Corporate / Senior Management

Experienced HSE Professional

(oil and gas and related industries)



Summary of qualifications


Experienced and all-round Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) professional, with focus on HSE management systems and practices, business processes, quality assurance and regulatory compliance in international oil and gas and related industries. 18 years of industry experience: upstream, downstream, corporate, consultancy.


  • MSc & BSc International Land, Water and Environmental Management
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Certified Lead Auditor ISO 9001 (LRQA) and Corporate Operational Excellence Auditor (Chevron)
  • Incident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis Kelvin TOP-Set, 5-why/why-tree (Chevron)
  • Qualified Facilitator Environment, Social and Health Impact Assessment (Chevron)
  • Operations and Major Capital Project experience (US$ 50MM-10B expenditure)
  • European HSE technical, managerial and regulatory/permitting experience (UK and Netherlands), International HSE and regulatory experience (US, East Asia, Middle East, South Africa)
  • Experience with EPIC (Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning) projects, electrical installations, shipping/FPSOs, drilling rigs and drill ships, ship yards, fabrication yards, foundries, forgeries, process and storage terminals. In possession of valid BOSIET/HUET training.
  • HSE performance monitoring (incl. KPI setting) and reporting
  • Risk studies, incl (I)HAZID, ENVID, HAZOP
  • Property transfer (HSE/risk aspects), due diligence assessments
  • Supervision and coaching/training of HSE, QA, Operations, Projects, Engineering, Drilling & Completion professionals on HSE, Contractor HSE and regulatory matters
  • Interaction with key internal (staff and top management) and external stakeholders (authorities, industry, NGOs)
  • Diversity aware, team player, ‘Doing Thinker’-green red personality (EquilibriaE-Colors)


Professional experience


2016 – present

Senior HSE Engineer (Head of HSE)

Qatar Petroleum, Dukhan, Qatar

2014 – 2016

Operational Excellence Advisor (Corporate OE/HSE Auditor)

Chevron USA Inc;  Corporate Health, Environment, and Safety (HES), OE Assurance Group (OEAG), Bellaire/Houston, TX, USA.

2011 – 2014     

Lead Environmental Specialist and Contractor HSE Management Advisor

Chevron Exploration & Production Netherlands B.V. (CEPN), HSE Department, Voorburg, the Netherlands


2007 – 2011     

HSE Engineer

Bluewater Energy Services B.V., HSEQ Department, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. 

2000 – 2006

Environmental Advisor

Royal HaskoningDHV, Division Environment, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

Long-term consultancy assignment

HSE Management System Consultant (2002 - 2004)

Shell International Exploration & Production B.V./ Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., Sakhalin II Project, Rijswijk, the Netherlands. 


1998 - 2000                  

Specialist Hydrology and Environmental Management

Arcadis Netherlands, Consulting Engineers, Den Bosch, the Netherlands. 

Long-term consultancy assignment

Environmental Advisor (1999)

DSM Chemicals, Department of OHS&E, Geleen, the Netherlands.


1993 – 1997

Master of Science. Land, Water and Environmental Management

Wageningen University, the Netherlands


1989 – 1993                 

Bachelor of Science. , Water and Environmental Management

VanHall Larenstein University, Velp, the Netherlands




Dutch: mother tongue

English: fluent

French: reasonably fair

German: fair

Spanish: conversant

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