Morris Burch is the Vice President, P&L West for G2 Integrated Solutions, where he leads strategic direction and business development. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of business growth strategies that maximize regional growth while building stronger partnership relationships with customers across the region.
Morris has dedicated over 30 years of his professional career to risk management and process safety, primarily in the oil and gas industry. Starting as a Field Engineer with Shell on its fast-track training program for university graduates, Morris was rotated through several departments to ensure a well-rounded engineering education, including offshore facilities engineering, integrity management, and process safety. Also during that time, Morris participated in several business management and leadership courses that prepared him in his own entrepreneurial endeavors founding and growing several consulting firms.
In 1997, Morris started his own company in Australia, International Risk Consultants (IRC), a consulting company that specialized in risk management, process safety and asset optimization. He led the company until 2006, when the Australian business was sold to Bureau Veritas, a global leader in conformity assessment and certification services, and in 2010 sold the remaining business to ERM, a world-leading sustainability consultancy.
Morris has worked on many offshore development projects, including drilling and production operations and has personally provided process safety-related consulting services to some of the largest multi-national energy companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhilips, Apache, and BP; and drilling companies, including Seadrill, TransoceanSedcoForex (TSF), Ensco, Stena Drilling, Reading and Bates, Pride, Nabors, and Vantage.
Morris’s world-leading expertise in oil and gas major hazard risk management is highly regarded in the industry. One notable example is that he was one of the only, if not the only, expert to testify in all three phases of the main Deepwater Horizon incident litigation (MDL 2179).
He has delivered numerous presentations and lectures, including to the International Association of Drilling Contractors, the Masers of Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Western Australia, and to the Royal Australian Navy focused primarily on process safety and risk management.
Morris received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – with honors – from University of Surrey. He is a Chartered Engineer and is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.