Member of the Advisory Council for the International Security Expo which will be held in London on 28-29 September 2021. https://www.internationalsecurityexpo.com/supporters/advisory
Member of the Advisory Council for the International Disaster Response Expo which will be held in London on 28-29 September 2021. https://www.disasterresponseexpo.com/supporters/advisory-council
Member of the Advisory Board for a European Union project known as SAURON – a critical infrastructure protection project which will help European port authorities and operators protect cargo and people against cyber and physical attacks.
Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management
Emergency Preparedness and Response Adviser to the National Performance Advisory Group of the NHS Resilience Development Network. This is a pro bono role.
Safety and security adviser to Avon County Scouts and the Avon Jamboree 2021. This is a voluntary pro bono role.
Contributing author to EU supported book ‘International Security Management – New Solutions to Complexity’: Published by Springer August 2020. ISBN 978-3-03042522-7.
Worked with the Rotterdam School
of Management in The Netherlands as part of an international consortium
developing an international security master’s degree and other products as part
of the European Union’s Erasmus Plus programme.
Coordinated arrangements for the
twentieth anniversary memorial events for the Ladbroke Grove train disaster on
5th October 2019 and memorial site improvements.
An elected, voluntary position,
with strategic and governance responsibilities for a professional body with
over 1,200 members.
Member of Executive Committee of
large multi-site private hospital with responsibility for patient safety,
regulatory compliance and quality management across all hospital facilities and
Delivered a security risk
management project for the UAE Critical National Infrastructure Authority
Strategic responsibility for
emergency preparedness and response for 2,800 staff and 30,000 volunteers:
Operational command role in major
UK emergencies – strategic lead for British Red Cross in London bombings 2005
and member of Strategic Coordinating Group at New Scotland Yard for 7th
July and 21st July terrorist attacks.
Worked with HM Government to set
up national disaster fund providing financial payments to British nationals
affected by acts of terrorism abroad. Provided humanitarian support to British
nationals in disasters and terrorist acts abroad, managed and deployed special
response teams to support the UK Government’s overseas commitments, and
deployed to Thailand (2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami) and Pakistan (2005
Designed health, safety, security
and risk assessment procedures and training for Red Cross psychosocial support
team operating world-wide in hostile locations.
Developed strategic plans to
ensure that the British Red Cross met the requirements of the UK Civil
Contingencies Act 2004.
Media spokesman on all matters
related to UK emergency response.
Created by the UK Government in
2003, regional teams improved civil protection in the English regions They did
this by encouraging co-operation between the emergency services, armed forces,
HM Coastguard, local authorities, emergency responders, and operators of the
critical national infrastructure, including airports and railway systems. The
team provided a two-way communications channel between the region and central
Established the Regional
Resilience Forum for South West England – the lead strategic multi-agency
planning forum for coordinating response to major emergencies including CBRN
and nuclear incidents.
Initiated a regional forum for
key representatives of the critical national infrastructure to develop
procedures for cooperation and coordination in response to major emergencies
and terrorist attacks.
Coordinated emergency planning
arrangements for major emergencies at international airports, ports, and
railway stations in South West England.
In 2004, led and coordinated the
UK Government response to major flood in Boscastle, Cornwall.
Disaster Management Consultant
UK and overseas
specialising in crisis and disaster management.
32 years’ police service on the
UK’s docks, railways, and London Underground. Held rank of police
superintendent from 1985 to 2002, with extensive strategic management and
operational command experience.
security and emergency preparedness of UK airports and major rail terminals,
through emergency procedures exercises and qualitative reviews.
closely with the Health and Safety Executive.
of UK Police Major Disaster Advisory Team for 10-year period.
and conducted counter terrorism and security procedures.
analyses of threats and criminal offences, prepared detailed statistical
reports relating to public transport.
for Royal Train and VIP security.
of British Transport Police training centre.
of the Chartered Institute of Transport (Western Section), UK representing
land, sea, and air transport sectors.
of the British Transport Police Superintendents’ Association.
Command roles at many of
Britain’s major rail incidents, including Clapham Junction (1988), Severn
Tunnel (1991), Cowden (1994), Ladbroke Grove (1999), Hatfield (2000), Great
Heck (Selby) 2001, and Potters Bar (2002).
Service number F4285751
Served from 05/09/1966 – 01/11/1969 Clerk Statistics (based
at RAF Leeming)
• MSc degree in Civil Emergency
Management – University of Hertfordshire (1993)
• Law degree LLB(Hons) – University of
the West of England (1999)
• NEBOSH International General
Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (2012)
• Diploma awarded by the Swedish
Defence University, Stockholm (2019): Senior Course on Crisis Management and
Civil Emergency Planning
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