Director, Global Business Assurance Services, CSA Group, Toronto, ON, Canada
Khurshed Kutky is the Director, Global Business Assurance Services at CSA Group.
With a network of over 35 offices and laboratories across North America, Europe and Asia, CSA Group facilitates the development of standards and provides global testing and certification services to a broad spectrum of industry sectors including industrial equipment, home and commercial appliances, transportation, medical, healthcare, hazardous location testing, rail, automotive, aerospace, marine, information technology, lighting products, electrical appliances, energy storage, environmental testing and others.
Khurshed has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Marine Engineering and he is a Certified Quality Engineer, a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor, a Certified Environmental Professional (EMS Lead Auditor), an Energy Management Systems Lead Auditor, a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and an Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor.
He has been a speaker and panelist at several international and regional conferences on Risk Management, Quality Management Systems, Audit Methodology and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.
Khurshed is a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee to the ISO Technical Committee on Quality Management Systems, CAC/ISO/TC176 and participated in the development of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. He was also previously involved with the revisions to the ISO 19011 standard ‘Guidelines on auditing management systems’.
He is also a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee to the ISO Project Committee (CAC/ISO/PC 283) working on the development of the new international Occupational Health &Safety standard ISO 45001, to be published in 2017.
He has over 25 years of experience in quality and safety management systems and over 20 years of experience with environmental management systems. His international experience includes working with some of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification organizations.
Khurshed has extensive international experience with audit and certification processes covering a wide range of industry sectors including the electrical, marine, nuclear, oil & gas, utilities, chemicals, cosmetics, healthcare, petrochemicals, construction, steel, heavy engineering, ship building, transportation, warehousing, security and risk management, and several other manufacturing and service sectors.
He has also led several projects to develop customized audit solutions to address specific organizational risk factors, including internal and external risks such as risks in design, procurement, supply chain integrity, operational processes, monitoring, customer interface and other processes. He has developed and implemented several tailored programs to meet the specific needs of large organizations including the Personal Care Manufacturing Assessment Program for the cosmetics industry and supplier monitoring and evaluation programs for large organizations.
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“ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.
The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”
An excerpt from IRCA Resources on “ISO 9001: IRCA Supporting the 2015 Revision”, October 2013