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Our inspiring speakers for 2019 will be giving insights on topical and technical issues designed to appeal to delegates from the bulk handling industry and associated fields. A full speaker programme can be found here (subject to change).

If you would like to find out more about last year’s presentations, click here.

Michael Brinkley

Head of Strategy for Supply Chain Operations, Network Rail

Michael is Head of Strategy for Network Rail’s Supply Chain Operations directorate.  This 24/7/365 operation of 1,600 people manages £900m of spend annually.  Within this figure is procurement and logistics for 2.5 million tonnes of aggregates each year, 1,000 miles of new rail over 700,000 sleepers.

Before joining Network Rail, Michael has a wide range of experience in Programme and Supply Chain Management in large multinational organisations in the defence and aerospace sectors, including Lockheed Martin and Atkins Global.

Michael is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Davey Wharrier

Maintainence Manager, Lynemouth Power Ltd.

Davey has over 40 years’ experience working in the deep mining and raw materials sector.

In 2006, he was appointed as the Raw Materials Engineer for the 420-megawatt Lynemouth Power Station and subsequently became the engineering lead for its conversion to biomass over a 7-year period. During the execution of the conversion, he acted as the Project Manager and Lead Engineer for the biomass storage and handling project.

Davey is currently the Maintenance Manager for Lynemouth Power Ltd facilitating the safe and reliable operation of the overall biomass-fueled power station and port facilities.

Paul Breslin

Head of Safety Performance and Assurance, Tideway London

Paul has spent 12 years working in Health and Safety.

Having initially began as a placement student within a Local Authority, while studying for a degree in Safety, Health and Environment Management, Paul has developed a specialism in implementing Health and Safety Management Systems to help ensure demonstrable legal compliance.

Having spent 7 years in local government, Paul began working for the Client Team on the largest construction programme in Europe, (at the time) Crossrail.

Having assisted in the implementation of Crossrail’s CDM and assurance processes, within the NEC 3 Framework, Paul moved onto the Tideway ‘Super-Sewer’ where he currently works as the Head of Safety Performance and Assurance.

Gary Sinclair

Operations Director, Compass Minerals UK

Gary is currently Operations Director for Compass Minerals UK, part of a Wall Street-listed US minerals company which he joined ten years ago as an Engineering Manager and progressed to Operations & Engineering manager, then Mine Manager, before progressing to his current position.

Prior to that, he was Head of Engineering at Building adhesives, supply the UK market with high quality cementitious powder and ready mixed tile adhesives under the BAL brand.

Over a four year period, Gary progressed from a role as a production technician to Engineering Manager at BOCM Pauls, the largest UK suppler of compound bulk animal feeds.

Gary worked for 15 years in the coal industry as a U/G mechanical engineer, the last 4 years of which he spent as a mechanical shift engineer.

Gary has an engineering HND (Coal board equivalent) and an MBA in business.

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