Wendy McPate

Data in Asset ManagementChair Asset Management Manager
Origin Energy

Wendy McPate FIEAust CPEng EngExec RPEQ BEng (Elec)

Wendy McPate has 20 years' experience across multiple sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom; commencing her career in mining, resource, sugar, petrochemical and transitioning to the utility and energy sectors. She has a proven history of success in delivering outcomes and improvements in Asset Management, Project and technical Risk Management, engineering and maintenance. Her experience working as both a client and a consultant enables her to understand their respective influences and commercial drivers.

Wendy is currently the Asset Management Manager at Origin Energy for the Power Generation Business Unit which covers Gas, Coal and Hydro Generation assets geographically dispersed across Australia.

Wendy has the Engineers Australia credentials of Professional Engineer Fellow, Engineering Executive, Chartered Engineer, Registered Engineer of Queensland and is on the National Engineering Register. Wendy has a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Distinction) and a Graduate Certificate in Asset Management.

Ivica Ninic last week presented an introduction to Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and how it relates to asset management. He discussed the purpose of PHA and provided a brief overview of the key tools used to analyse process hazards. He also took us through a practical application of hazard analysis to ensure the safe and prolonged operation of assets.

Throughout Ivica's webinar, he:

  • Provided a high-level overview of PHA studies of HAZOP, Bow Ties and LOPA; and
  • Illustrated how the outputs of the PHA studies can be used to:
                • Identify safety-critical activities that need to be prioritised to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of process hazard controls; and
                • Develop leading performance indicators to monitor process safety risk.

Through this insightful webinar, we gained an appreciation for PHAs and how their outputs can be operationalised to minimise dynamic risk and monitor performance.

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A PDF copy of the presentation is available for download here* as well as a Q&A sheet available for download here*.

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About the Presenter:

Ivica Ninic is the Director (Sydney) for Safety 21 Pty Ltd.  Ivica is a Professional Process Safety Engineer (MIChemE), Certified Functional Safety Professional, Certified Associate in Asset Management and SGSi-trained Bow Tie Facilitator, with 20 years’ experience spanning HSE engineering, process safety management and operational risk management.

Ivica specialises in operational risk governance, major hazard risk management, assurance of operations discipline and incident investigation and learning.  Ivica has held roles in engineering design, plant operations, technical safety consulting and corporate operational risk leadership. Ivica was previously the Governance & Assurance Manager at Ausgrid and prior to that the Head of Process Safety at Origin Energy. His career has also included senior leadership and technical roles with Sherpa Consulting, contract roles with Shell and numerous international engineering and design projects.

Participating in the process safety professional community, Ivica volunteers his time and subject matter expertise on projects with the IChemE Safety Centre and the Australian Institute of Health and Safety, has chaired and presented at international conferences and, until recently, developed process safety management advice for members of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), where he was the Vice-Chairperson of the Process Safety Subcommittee.

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