BACKGROUND & QUALIFICATIONSDate of Birth: 10th March 1948
Marital status: Married living in Marbella, southern Spain
Training: Cabinet Office, Emergency Planning College, York, UK.
1991 – 2000 Certificates obtained in the following:
Business Continuity Management
Command and Control Techniques
Communicating with the Public in Emergencies
Emergency Response Management
Handling the Media
Human Aspects of Disaster
Implementing SEVESO I (CIMAH) http://ec.europa.eu/environment/seveso/index.htm
Implementing SEVESO II (COMAH)
Introduction to Multi Agency Emergency Planning & Civil Protection
Mass Evacuation Strategies
Oil and Pollution Control
Pandemic Flu Response
Preparing Training and Exercising for COMAH Operators
Safety at Sport and Entertainment Venues.
1991 – 1992: Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, University of Central Lancashire, UK
1994: NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety, Wirral College, UK
1994: Oil Pollution Contingency Planning & Response, Portsmouth College, Department of Transport, UK
1997: Risk Management, Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
2004: Business Continuity Institute, Membership qualifications.
2009: Research PhD in Disaster and Emergency Management, Capella University.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES (past and present)
American Standards for Industrial Security (ASIS);
Association of Local Authority Risk Managers;
Business Continuity Institute;
Emergency Planning Society;
Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies;
Institute of Crisis Management;
Institute of Management;
Royal Air Forces Association;
Society of Industrial Emergency Service OfficersOther Skills: excellent inter-personal, mentoring and training skills.
Present Position: Senior Associate Consultant & Trainer with several providers based in UAE.
Length of service in the company: October 1998 to present
Main qualification: Hands on experience of successfully completing proven SEVESO II (Major Emergency Response multi-agency Plans), training and exercises on time and on budget.
Specialised experience: 1988 – 2000 County of Cheshire, UK. As a Local Authority Principal Emergency Planning Officer, responsible for the implementation of: Specialised Experience: 1988 – 2000 County of Cheshire, UK. As a Local Authority Principal Emergency Planning Officer, responsible for the implementation of:
28 CIMAH (SEVESO I) off-site emergency response plans;
Commonwealth Games Manchester, Risk Management Advisor
Liverpool & Manchester Airports emergency planning group member;
Temporary Mortuary plans;
Environment Agency Flood Committee member;
Hazardous Materials & Transport plans;
Emergency Evacuation plans;
Coastal Oil Pollution plans;
Steering Group British Nuclear Fuels;
Marine Safety Agency Committee member;
Member of multi-agency teams to execute training and exercising for the above.
Guest lecturer at York College on ‘Compiling and implementing Emergency Response Plans’
Speaker at various international conferences on ‘Emergency Response and Contingency Planning Best Practice’; ‘Plan Evaluations’; Business Continuity.
1964 – 1979 Royal Air Force;
1979 – 1983 Royal Saudi Air Force;
1983 – 1988 Cheshire Police Headquarters Control Room, UK;
1988 – 2000 Principal Emergency Planning Officer for Cheshire County Local Authority. Also selected by European Commission DG11 to represent the UK on an ‘Exchange of experts programme’ a guest of BASF and the City of Ludwigshafen, Germany to audit their on and off-site emergency plans.
2000 – 2006 Managing Director & Senior Partner of Crisis and Risk Management Ltd.
Additional Information - Selected as the UK representative of an E.U. (DG11) multi-national/agency team researching public warnings on Emergency Response to chemical incidents, identifying best practice when responding to and the risk of accidental toxic releases.
Surveys of chemical sites were made in Spain, Belgium and France with results being presented at several conferences from 1996 – 2003.
2000 – 2008. Advisor to Oman LNG, Bahrain Petroleum, Kuwait Oil Company, Manchester City Council (Commonwealth Games) and the Cyprus Government and others on Crisis Management, preparing plans, Emergency Response, Evacuation Plans, training and exercising.
1998 - Present. Lead annual programmes of conducting seminars and workshops mostly for the oil and gas industry in the EU, Middle and Far East.
Other relative information: (Publications):Various articles on COMAH planning, training and exercising published in trade journals: Society of Industrial Emergency Service Officers;
Emergency Planning Society;
Association of District Councils.