The I-CAB Foundation has had and continues to have significant contributions from the following areas. We would like to thank all those that have been involved in the creation and evolution of the Foundation.

Alberta, Canada

  • Executive Director of Human Resources Services (30,000 + personnel organization)
  • Environmental Health and Safety and Web Application/Development
  • 20 years with senior management experience

Alberta, Canada

  • OHS Lawyer (Private Practice Firm)
  • Focus on mining and petroleum industries
  • Preventative and Crisis Management Advisor
  • 25 years of professional practice

Alberta, Canada

  • Masters in Industrial Hygiene
  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and applied Chemistry
  • Professional Engineering
  • 25 years of Industry experience

Alberta, Canada

  • Focus on heavy industry (Oil and gas, mining, industrial construction)
  • Licensed Paralegal and investigator
  • Human Resources professional
  • Canadian armed forces Engineer
  • 25 years of professional experience

Ontario, Canada

  • Current Advisory Board Member
  • Professional Engineer
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Six Sigma Technical Certification
  • SUVA® Operations Management experience
  • 41 years chemical facility operations management experience

California, USA

  • Current Advisory Board Member
  • Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Risk mitigation specialist
  • Trainer in Advanced Tactics, Systems and Weapons
  • Undercover narcotics officer within the Los Angeles gang organizations
  • Court recognized expert in street gangs and narcotics
  • Competency requirements/assessment systems practitioner

California, USA

  • Naval Flight Officer
  • VP Operations Supply Chain Risk Management Technology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • 15 years management and leadership experience

Texas, USA

  • Corporate Director for global contractor
  • B.Sc Industrial Hygiene
  • 20 years of Oil and Gas experience

Virginia, USA

  • Current Technical Advisor
  • Global Director of Instructional Systems with DuPont Sustainable Solutions
  • Ph.D. - Workforce Education and Development
  • MEd - Special Education
  • 24 years experience leading organizational development enterprises


  • Lawyer (Private Practice Firm)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 10 years of professional practice


  • Current Advisory Board Member
  • Specializes in Human and Organizational Factors
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, MA Experimental Psychology, BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer and Associate Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human factors (IEHF)
  • 20 years experience Oil & Gas Industry


  • Quality, Health & Safety Professional
  • Global Advisor on offshore and underwater projects
  • 12 years of offshore oil and gas experience


  • B.Sc. Environmental Science
  • EHS Program Management
  • OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor
  • 15 years of onshore and offshore oil and gas experience


  • Marketing and public relations specialist
  • Diploma in Marketing Communications
  • Adjunct professor in the field of Marketing & Communications
  • 20 years of experience in International Communications


  • Lawyer (Private Practice Firm)
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • 10 years of professional practice


  • PhD, Environmental Biotechnology
  • M.S in Life Sciences
  • BS, Biological Chemistry
  • 20 years of Industry experience


  • BSc degree in Environmental Science and Public Health (Hon)
  • OHS Officer
  • 10 years of professional experience

Western Australia, Australia

  • Current Advisory Board Member
  • Lawyer (Private Practice Firm)
  • Focus on mining and petroleum industries
  • Counsel on District, Wardens and Supreme Court matters
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Juris Doctor - Graduate Law Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Certificate in Globalization and Governance

Board Bios

Board Members

David GrayDavid Gray, a current board member with the I-CAB Foundation, has 37 years of experience managing complex, high hazard chemical plants for DuPont in Canada and the US. In 2010 he became Principal Consultant for DuPont Sustainable Solutions, working with organizations in Canada, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia to improve process safety management. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

    Vacant, interested candidates can contact to express their interest in filling the position of Australian

    representative on the I-CAB Foundation Board.

Joe GoosbyJoe Goosby, a current Board member with the I-CAB Foundation, has 12 years of experience in Law Enforcement, including his current position on the Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Joe has provided dignitary protection to the President of the United States, has served with the United States Secret Service, operated as a Plainclothes Narcotics Officer, and worked as a Team Leader in Criminal Surveillance. Additionally, Mr. Goosby provides consulting services to industry in the areas of workplace violence, high-risk location risk mitigation, and facility security infrastructure.

Robert MilesRobert Miles, a current Board member with the I-CAB Foundation, is a Technical Director and Principal Consultant specialising in Human Factors and Risk Management in Oil & Gas. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Chartered Engineer. He has over 20 years’ experience as a Government Safety Regulator and worked on the UK response to the Deepwater Horizon before joining Hu-Tech 2 years ago. He is a subject matter expert on the application of risk analyses such as the Bow-Tie and is advising the UK Rail sector, US Centre for Chemical Process Safety and the CIEHF working group producing guidance.

CAPPThe Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers holds a seat on the I-CAB Foundation Board. This role is currently filled by the Chair of the CAPP Competency Committee. CAPP has evolved since 1927 from several groups including the Canadian Petroleum Association (CPA), The Alberta Oil Operators' Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada (IPAC). Their mission is to be the voice of Canada’s upstream petroleum industry.


John TyrrellJohn Tyrrell, the Communications Director of the I-CAB Foundation Board of Directors, is an international communications specialist based in Lyon, France. Originally from the UK, John brings nearly two decades of international communications experience working independently, in agencies, and in-house with various companies including Intel, Nintendo, Virgin, Evian, and Bandai Namco. John holds a CAM Foundation diploma in marketing communications and currently teaches digital marketing at a number of university business faculties.


Morgan HallMorgan Connell-Hall, the Board Secretariat for the I-CAB Foundation, provides oversight of North American operational activities, ensuring alignment with the Foundation mandate. With over a decade of experience in association, non-profit and society management specializing in the areas of professional certification, governmental and Occupational Health and Safety fields. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification.


Technical Personnel (Externally Funded)

George HaberDirector of Assessment and Development Methodology - George D. Haber, PhD 

As the current Global Director of Instructional Systems with DuPont Sustainable Solutions, George is a Learning and Development Professional with over 24 years of experience in leading organizational development enterprises. He has a strong educational and experiential background in learning sciences, technologies and organizational development; he has mentored and developed dozens of industry instructors, guided curriculum development and has served on numerous leadership boards and committees. George possesses his Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development, with an emphasis on Multi-Media Instructional Design and has also completed his MEd in Special Education.

Robert DayDirector of Innovation and Regulatory Affairs - Robert Day

Robert Day is a Senior Manager with over 20 years of experience in multiple risk management disciplines working with organizations in countries including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, China, and France. Robert currently holds the designations of Canadian Armed Forces Fire Engineering TQ3 Graduate, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). He is also a licensed Investigator through the Government of Alberta and certified by ASIS International (PCI).


Volunteer to participate in I-CAB Foundation research, technical committees, and/or a facilitated Thought Forums:

Upcoming Innovation Forums

TBALondon, England
TBABrisbane, Australia

I-CAB Origins

The concept behind the I-CAB Functional Competency Assessment Process was originally conceived by a working group in 2010 comprised of professionals from various industry backgrounds; including the refining of petroleum products, large-scale construction, mining, legal and other related service industries. This group of individuals acquired their working experience in a variety of geographic areas within North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Read more...



The concept behind the I-CAB Functional Competency Assessment Process was originally conceived by a working group in 2010 comprised of professionals from various industry backgrounds; including the refining of petroleum products, large-scale construction, mining, legal and other related service industries. This group of individuals acquired their working experience in a variety of geographic areas within North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

At the point of inception, the intent of the working group was to provide a methodology that was both reasonably practicable for industry to implement, and that could provide demonstrable benefits in the continual improvement of workforce competency across a variety of disciplines.
After establishing and refining the competency assessment and development process, efforts were made to identify software providers and consultants that could assist in the creation of assessment content and the delivery of assessments using a secure platform.
As the process evolved, so did the needs of the emerging organization. An organizational and technological framework was required that could administer, maintain and develop a tool that could;

  • collect and analyze cumulative competency data,
  • integrate participant ability to establish and track development planning,
  • track and apply to individual and cumulative analytics the effect of regulatory and industry changes to competency expectations, and
  • incorporate input and feedback from the competency community with sufficient quality control.

Although not a consideration at the time of inception, the administrative requirements of the assessment process, the need for numerous experts in each field of competency and the potential for litigation demanded an organizational restructuring that resulted in the organization’s conversion to the not-for-profit I-CAB Foundation in 2013.

The founding working group engrained the following principles into the I-CAB Foundation’s structure at the time of its establishment:

  1. The competency assessment tool was not to be provided as a pre-qualification tool by disallowing comparative metrics between organizations and/or individuals based on competency performance.
  2. The structure of the Foundation would not include a marketing and/or sales budget and the primary function was to provide administrative support to the competency assessment and development process.
  3. The Foundation would work in support of, and not in conflict with, successful not-for-profit industry and government initiatives.

It was at this point that the initial working group was dissolved and an independent Board was established that would oversee the methodology and steward the Foundation. The mission, vision, values and methods of the Foundation can be understood by reviewing the I-CAB Technical Paper. To protect Foundation Board members from potential liability that may result from the day-to-day operational decisions, the Foundation established a separate administrative function to oversee the assessment processes and to make decisions on its use and application using the Technical Paper as guidance.

For reasons of privacy, the names of individuals that took part in the initial working group, that currently sit on the I-CAB Foundation Board or that provide subject matter knowledge, are not published by the Foundation. While their names are not published, the I-CAB Foundation is grateful for the involvement of these individuals, without who the I-CAB Foundation would not be possible.

A breakdown of assessment costs compared to assessment revenues are illustrated below*;


Half of all I-CAB assessment purchases are allocated the to I-CAB Foundation Trust Fund.
The remaining  revenue goes directly to support administration and maintenance costs of private sector implementations.**

Support of Private Sector Implementations is broken down as follows:

  • 40% is directed assessment content development (consisting of content facilitators, contract subject matter expert's and grammatical/administrative services)
  • 30% assessment content maintenance (consisting of contract subject matter expert's and regulatory monitoring services)
  • 25% assessment technology development and maintenance services (an amalgamation of seven independent software providers, one of the providers having ownership that included members of the initial working group)
  • 5% miscellaneous administrative expenses

* details relating to costs and revenues are estimations and can/will change based on operational conditions and technological needs/opportunities
** breakdown does not include specific assessment situations where the content is provided and/or the I-CAB assessment and development process is integrated with other industry organizations activities where a percentage of assessment revenues are provided to the industry organization who create and manage an assessment. This option allows industries and groups to maintain a high level of quality control over the process.

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