A RETIREMENT AND A NEW MEMBER OF ISCO COUNCIL FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Following on his recent retirement Anton Moldan has stepped down as Member of ISCO Council for South Africa. Anton has served on the ISCO Council since 2006 during which time he held the position of Environmental Adviser to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA).  In this capacity he was involved in the co-ordination of the oil industry's environmental management practices which included responsibility for the industry's combined oil spill preparedness and response activities. He was also involved in the compilation of national oil spill contingency plans in other African countries as well as the promotion of regional agreements.

The ISCO Committee thanks Anton for his contribution to the organization and wishes him well in his future life.

On behalf of the ISCO Committee and Members the Secretary has welcomed a confirmation from Fatima B Shaik, SAPIA’s Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment, that she is willing to act as the new Member of ISCO Council representing South Africa.

Fatima has been involved in environment matters since 1996. She holds a Masters in Business leadership, Masters in Science: Environmental Management (cum laude), B-Tech: Environmental Health, and N.Dip: in Environmental Health. Prior to joining SAPIA she was Country HSSE manager for Shell South Africa where she worked with various Industry members, SAPIA committees and other business fora.

Fatima currently plays a key role in working with a range of internal and external stakeholders (Government, Business, International, etc.) in promoting HSSE within the sector; co-creating the countries HSSE legislative frameworks; co-ordinating industry initiatives, including oil spill response preparedness and was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of Occupational Health and Safety.