The importance of HSEQ for successful energy transition

7 OCTOBER 2021

As industry navigates through the energy transition to decarbonise and reach net zero by 2050, companies are faced with complex challenges with increasing responsibility. Some of these complex challenges include: achieve a net zero supply chain, skill transformation, imbalances in supply and demand of resources, circular design, uncertain regulations and policies, human rights, etc. To address these challenges is often in the hands of HSEQ professionals.

Join industry leading professionals from Orsted, Siemens Energy, OPITO, Osbit, and Aegisworks Ltd. to discuss experiences, opportunities, and challenges in regards to the energy transition and the important role of HSEQ plays for successful transformation.

During the panel discussion we will meet with leading professionals from the energy industry to discuss and gain insight into:

– the opportunities that are arising
– the challenges and what is still needed to be innovated to successful achieve the global targets
– challenges and opportunities for transferring employees skills across sectors
– and more!


Unleash new opportunities for you and your organisation!

Bring your curiosity and your questions as we gain insight into the importance of HSEQ for successful energy transition!

See you on
7 October at 15:30 CET.


Courtney Jermyn

Founder; Transformathon

Courtney is a natural leader, mentor and entrepreneur with a drive to generate new opportunities, improve processes, build connections and inspire the mind.

She has over 16 years of extensive international experience as a consultant, business developer and specialist working globally on multidisciplinary and multinational geological and geotechnical projects for the energy (oil & gas, offshore wind), mining, built environment, and public sectors. 

With a keen interest to help organisations navigate their energy and sustainability transformations through smart strategic systemic solutions that are achievable today and resilient for the future.

Courtney is also experienced in implementing and facilitating various programs and professional sessions including panel discussions, and online and in-person hackathons.


Eskild Lund Sørensen

Head of QHSE Design Risk and Supply Chain Management;

Eskild Lund Sørensen is a Director in Ørsted responsible for QHSE risk related to products and suppliers. 

He holds a M. Sc. In Environmental Engineering and has worked with QHSE issues his entire career. 
He has worked across the globe and worked in places such as Greenland, USA and South Korea.

The focus has always been on continual improvement based a deep interest in people and team interactions and performance dynamics.

He is curious to learn from others and transforming this into methodologies relevant to the various environments this needs to be applied to including external environment, culture and company perspectives.

Vijay Shinde

Head of New Technology Solutions; Siemens Energy

Chair; REA Energy Storage Forum & Large Scale Power & Markets

Vijay has over 20 years of experience in delivering specialist technical and regulatory advice for complex power/energy projects and – over a decade, heavily involved in connecting renewable energy and energy storage projects to the grid and resolving grid-related issues.

As a Head of New Technology Solutions at Siemens Energy, Vijay is majorly involved in Grid stability projects and emerging technologies. In addition, he sits on various expert panels and currently chairs both the Energy Storage and Large Power and Energy Markets’ forums for the Renewable Energy Association.

Rajneesh Verma

Senior Project Manager; Siemens Energy

Rajneesh is a Senior Project Manager at Siemens Energy, leading a team of project professionals, engineers and site manager, delivering project for Industrial client, Transmission and DNOs in UK.

He holds a MBA, M. Sc. Project Management, B. Eng in Electrical Engineering and has 17 years of in-depth operations and hands-on project management experience in energy transmission business delivering complex project and a portfolio of projects with full P&L responsibility. He has also been involved in complex decarbonization projects i.e. Peaker plants and SynCon. 

Outside of work, Rajneesh is an active member of STEM, where he promotes engineer and project management professions to young school students.

Joe Wills

Asset HSEQ Manager and Managing Director; Aegisworks Ltd.

Joe is a UK based Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental professional. He is passionate about the energy transition and new energy sources, the digital transformation and the need for global standardisation.

Joe has worked in the energy industry in a variety of QHSE leadership roles in developing specialist technology and processes for the energy industry including offshore access, subsea trenching, foundation installation equipment, well intervention, offshore handling, and pipe & cable lay.

After 8 years with Offshore Equipment Manufacturing projects, he has taken on a role to manage H&S aspects in developing and constructing offshore wind and hydrogen asset projects and maintaining H&S ambitions during the development by implementing good practices to achieve high standards of Health and Safety for a large offshore wind developer.

He is a chartered member of the Chartered Quality Institute and holds MSc’s in International Quality Management and Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management from the University of West of Scotland, United Kingdom.

Joanna Tooley

HSEQ Coordinator; Osbit

Joanna is a key part of the core Health, Safety, Environment & Quality team at Osbit, a UK-based offshore engineering company which delivers back-deck and subsea mission equipment to support the offshore wind industry.

She entered the offshore wind industry in 2017 as a new challenge, applying transferable skills from her diverse career experience in sport and recruitment. Joanna’s role covers maintenance and continuous improvement of all aspects of HSEQ across Osbit’s sites, and she holds a NEBOSH General Certificate qualification.

Andy Williamson

Head of Energy Transition; OPITO

Andy studied politics with economics at Newcastle and has an MBA from Lancaster University Management School. He has worked in the power generation and offshore energy industry for over 20 years, much of that in the offshore wind, subsea and ports industry in North East England, leading major project and strategic business development in the public and private sector.

Prior to joining OPITO, Andy spent 5 years leading the transformation of the Port of Blyth 
into one of the UK’s leading offshore energy hubs supporting oil and gas, offshore renewables and subsea power projects globally. He was also Business Development Director of NaREC (ORE Catapult) in Blyth, leading all aspects of strategic development and the interface with UK Government, the renewables industry and wider stakeholders and investors. A major part of this tenure involved leading the development and financing of a world class test and accreditation centre at Blyth; the largest of its kind worldwide which now supports the global offshore wind industry. 

A Japanese speaker, Andy spent 5 years with Marubeni Corporation’s Energy & Machinery 
division in Tokyo and London where he led the development of conventional power generation and renewable energy capital projects in Europe. He has worked extensively in Europe and the US covering innovation and technology development, major capital projects and commercial management. 

A passionate advocate of socio-economic benefit 
and all things STEM related, Andy has worked closely with a wide range of organisations including BEIS, the North East offshore wind cluster Energi Coast, Renewable UK, Subsea UK and the North East LEP. Married with three daughters, he is an avid cyclist and supports various charities locally.