Board of Advisors

  • Jasper Kosters

    Director and Owner of Admanstars

    Jasper Kosters is the proud owner of Admanstars, an independent asbestos consultancy. He is a highly regarded, well-connected and very knowledgable specialist on Dutch asbestos regulation, abatement, asbestos management and asbestos disaster control.

  • Dr. Richard Lemen USPHS (ret.) Ph.D., M.S.P.H

    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Richard Lemen is a former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States. He served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) before his retirement. Since retiring from the United States Public Health Service in 1996, he has been Adjunct Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Emory University.

  • Charles Pickles

    Founder and owner of Charles Pickles Associates

    With a background in asbestos consultancy, Charles co-founded Lucion Environmental in 2002, which at the time of his exit from the company in 2019, was the UK’s largest asbestos consultancy. With broad experience in the field and a firm understanding of the current risks and challenges presented by asbestos, Charles now highlights and campaigns for […]

  • Barry Robson

    President of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia

    Mr Barry Robson has been President of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia since 2003 and was a delegate between 1995 and 2003. From 1995 to 2003 he was also Assistant Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia and prior to that a Councilor of Blacktown City Council, NSW.

  • Hans van der Wart Msc, MBA, Bsc

    Conference Chairman, Executive V.P. Kiwa Compliance International

    Hans van der Wart will be your Conference Chairman for the third time. In daily life, he is the Executive Vice President at Kiwa Compliance International (formerly called Shield Group), a growing group of companies that do environmental, chemcial and biological testing, surveying and consultancy activities, mainly in the field of dangerous compounds/situations such as […]

  • Mark Winter

    Owner of Winter Asbestos Consultancy

    Mark Winter has seen a fair bit of the world. Born in England, he has worked long stints in both South Africa and Australia. After returning to England, he began as an independent asbestos trainer in 2004, establishing CNM Training Solutions Ltd. From 2009 to 2014, he has also been a director of IATP, …

  • Professor Nico van Zandwijk

    former Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI)

    In 2007, he joined ADRI after a long career in thoracic oncology in Europe. In 1985, he founded the department of thoracic oncology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and made major contributions to the identification of prognostic factors in lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma, to chemoprevention studies in lung cancer and major national and international clinical trials.

  • Dennis Kierkels

    (Retired Advisor) - CEO MiniContainment Nederland BV

    After a long career in the world of property reinvestment, Dennis Kierkels teamed up with Ruud Janssen, owner of asbestos removal company Asbestsanering Het Zuiden, to develop the MiniContainment.