Upstream PS boosts WA business with high calibre HSEQS appointments

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Upstream PS has welcomed six experienced HSEQS appointments to support the continuing growth of its WA business.

Vaughn Hinkley, Bronwyn Innes, Richard Morup, Amelia Badri, Bradley Gundlach and Mitchell Lushey further enhance Upstream PS’ capabilities in HSEQ, risk engineering and management.  The incoming talent brings extensive oil and gas specialist experience to complement Upstream PS’ accomplished team of operations and management professionals, engineers and technical specialists.

Upstream PS  Managing Director, Joe Corvetti, says, “Our team continues to evolve in response to growing demand for our services for onshore and offshore assets around the country. Whether we are Registered Operator of an asset, providing maintenance and production assurance solutions or assisting oil and gas companies with advisory services, everything we do is based on our commitment to responsive client service and technical excellence.”

Joe adds, “In WA we have been fortunate to retain several long terms clients, whilst recently expanding our offshore portfolio of projects, representing great opportunities for our people.”

Upstream PS, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of GR Engineering, employs almost 200 people, with offices in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur. The Perth office is planning to recruit up to 50 offshore operations experienced professionals in the coming months.

The new appointments join Denny Stewart, whom has been with the company since 2007 managing HSEQS for several facilities in the Perth Basin. Denny was appointed to Group HSEQS Manager earlier this year. His careers spans a range of industries and combined with extensive experience both onshore and offshore, Denny oversees regulatory relationships.

About the new appointments:

Vaughn Hinkley – HSEQ Management

Vaughn brings HSEQ experience in major capital projects and oil and gas process operations. His senior roles with Chevron, Subsea 7 and BGC provide him with a well-balanced model of the contractor/client relationship, in particular managing client priorities such as safety performance and stakeholder engagement.

Bronwyn Innes – Risk Engineering

Previously with Vanguard Solutions, Bronwyn has delivered a number of complex risk and safety management projects for major oil and gas companies in Australia and South East Asia. For Upstream PS, Bronwyn will lead the Safety Case submissions for all Upstream PS’ clients including transition for a large offshore project. Bronwyn holds honours in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Chemistry.

Richard Morup - Environmental

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and has more than 16 years environmental management experience, including roles within regulators, consultancies and operators.  He joins Upstream PS after six years working within Chevron on their Wheatstone and Gorgon LNG projects and WA Oil asset operations.

Amelia Badri - Environmental

Amelia has worked in a wide range of environmental and compliance advisory roles for Origin Energy in QLD and WA, including environmental impact assessments for conventional and non-conventional assets and managing environmental compliance across numerous sites. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Health and Environmental Science) and a Bachelor of Education. Amelia will provide environmental support to Upstream PS’ Perth Basin clients.

Bradley Gundlach – HSEQ Operations

Bradley has held several senior HSEQ and training advisory roles for major processing facilities in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. Setting a high technical competency standard, Bradley has achieved many occupational health and safety qualifications and holds a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene Practice. Bradley will support HSEQ operations for onshore and offshore sites in the Perth Basin.

Mitchell Lushey – Technical HSEQ

Previously with ABS Group, Mitchell complements the team with local and international project experience for major resources clients including Chevron, BHP Billiton, and BG Group. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety. For Upstream PS, Mitchell will provide HSEQ technical advisory services for WA/NT clients.

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