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The ISC is a not-for-profit multi-company, subscription based, industry consortium, focused on improving process safety. We share, analyse and apply safety related thinking.


There are three categories of membership, including Operating Partners, Industry Partners and Supporting Partners.

Operating Partners consist of operating or producing companies, and they set the direction of works via an advisory board structure and contribute to the work stream activities.

Industry Partners consist of consultants or engineering companies who work for operating partners. they participate in work stream activities.

Supporting partners consist of regulatory authorities and academic institutions. This category of membership is complimentary and by invitation.

The ISC is governed by an advisory board structure.

Trish Kerin, Director, Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC)

Trish Kerin - Director IChemE Safety Centre

After graduating from RMIT University with honours in mechanical engineering, Trish spent several years working in design, project management, operational, safety and executive roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Trish’s passion for process safety saw her take on several advisory committee roles. This includes representing the Plastics and Chemical Industries Association (PACIA) on drafting the 2007 OHS regulations for major hazards in Victoria – Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007. She has also represented the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on the Safe Work Australia temporary advisory group for drafting the major hazard facility model law. Trish has also represented PACIA to the WorkSafe Victoria Major Hazards Advisory Committee and been an invited speaker for various local and international conferences.

She currently sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee.

Additional appointments have included positions as a director and vice president for a not-for-profit community radio station.

Trish is a Chartered Engineer, a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of IChemE. She also holds a diploma of OHS and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Recent awards include the Engineers Australia – John A Brodie Medal – for best paper at the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (incorporating Chemeca). The award recognises Trish’s peer reviewed paper on Process Safety Competency.

Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director, Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC)

After graduating with a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from the Technical University ofZGPic Budapest Zsuzsanna worked in disaster management for the Hungarian Government.  During this time she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Public Administration.  She then moved into a role as a Seveso Site Inspector for Hungary, at this time she also obtained her PhD cum laude on the development of procedures and tools for the improvement of industrial safety against external effects from the National Defence PhD Institution in Military Technology in Hungary.  Following her time as a Seveso Inspector, Zsuzsanna was the Head of Section for Nuclear Safety in the National Directorate General for Disaster Management in Budapest.

Her most recent role was as a Scientific Technical Officer for the European Commission Joint Research Centre, where she worked to assist member states on learning from incidents and Seveso implementation, including land use planning policy.

Zsuzsanna is a member of the IChemE Loss Prevention Panel Editorial Board.

Benefits of membership

See the statement of benefits for each category of membership:

Process Safety and the ISC – a framework

The purpose of this document is to establish common terms for use within the IChemE safety centre. View document >>

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