Session 2

Wednesday 24 March : 11.15 am – 12.15 pm


Our keynote sessions will set the scene for the conference, with industry leaders, regulators and other prominent figures providing their own perspective on where the last year has left us, and sharing insights on what the future holds as industry steps up to meet the challenges of recovery from the pandemic and leading a once-in-a-generation move to a low carbon economy. Join us to learn more about how industry will meet society’s needs without ever losing focus on maintaining safe operations and security of supply.

Speakers and Panellists

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS OBE

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter FRS OBE is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers and judges, media and policy-makers.  He has been very busy over the COVID crisis.  He presented the BBC4 documentaries “Tails you Win: the Science of Chance”, the award-winning “Climate Change by Numbers”, and in 2011 came 7th in an episode of BBC1’s Winter Wipeout.  His bestselling book, The Art of Statistics, was published in March 2019.   He was knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, was President of the Royal Statistical Society (2017-2018), and became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority in 2020.

He is @d_spiegel on Twitter, and his home page is 

Dr Katherine Meffen
Health and Safety Adviser


Katherine joined OGUK in 2017, bringing a decade of experience in operational QHSE, and more recently, in wider risk management, assurance and compliance. She gained this experience working for a duty-holder managing FPSOs, and for a provider of diving and ROV project delivery services.

She has an academic background in Irish and Scottish literature and history, which as everyone knows, is the first step for anyone hoping to pursue a career in oil and gas.

Since joining, Katherine has worked with our members in technical specialist groups across most health, safety and environment topics, and is the OGUK focal point for the Radiological Issues and Occupational Health and Hygiene groups.