Roland Moreau (moderator) is the current Vice President of Finance for the SPE International Board of Directors, as well as President-Elect Designate on the Board of Trustees for the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Previously, he served as the Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Social Responsibility (HSSE-SR) Technical Director on the SPEi Board. Roland retired from ExxonMobil in 2014 after 34 years of service, with most of that time focused in the area of HSSE.
Doug Morris is Chief of the Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs for BSEE where he is responsible for developing and maintaining up-to-date regulations, policies, standards and guidelines for best available and safest practices that govern industry’s offshore operations nationwide and maintains oversight of the bureau’s compliance activities and assures appropriate and effective enforcement actions. Mr. Morris came to BSEE from the Energy Information Administration where he served as Director of the Reserves and Production Division. Prior to joining EIA, he was a member of the American Petroleum Institute's executive staff where he served as the Group Director for Upstream and Industry Operations. Before joining API, he worked as a drilling and production engineer with the MMS and Exxon.
John Karish currently runs his own HSE consultancy following a career with Ensco International where he served as a Director-level HSE professional with a unique combination of drilling operations/engineering, technical/operational integrity assurance and facilitation experience with a major international oil company and an international offshore drilling contractor. Mr. Karish pioneered development and delivery of safety leadership training and development programs for both operator and drilling contractor senior personnel, resulting in significant improvement of safety performance. He also successfully led a global transformational safety culture change program as a result of a major acquisition. Mr. Karish is the recipient of the 2013 SPE HSSE International Service award.
Charlie Williams is Executive Director of the Center for Offshore Safety (COS), an industry association entirely focused on safety management. After a 40-year career at Shell, Mr. Williams led the creation of COS and received the Offshore Technology Conference Special Citation plus the SPE HSSE Award for this work. Most recently, he received the Offshore Energy Center – Pioneer Award for lifetime achievement. At the time of his retirement from Shell, he served as Chief Scientist – Well Engineering and Production Technology - a position he held until retirement. He is also recipient of the US Department of Interior Corporate Citizenship Award and served on the US Department of Interior Federal Advisory Committee. Mr. Williams also led the establishment of the Marine Well Containment Company.
Demetra Collia is program director for the Close Call Data Program for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, US DOT which includes the SafeOCS program. She has over 30 years of experience in development and implementation of safety data programs for the Federal Government, including DOT’s Close Call program for freight rail and transit. Prior to joining BTS, she was responsible for developing analytical and statistical methodology for estimating occupational risk in support of several OSHA regulatory programs. She received her post-graduate training in Biostatistics and Occupational Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.