Nigel is the Senior Security Adviser and Business Resilience Manager at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, which is a UK Government agency researching nuclear fusion energy production and materials research including robotics in challenging environments and heads up the Business Resilience function with a team focused on Business Continuity Management, Emergency Arrangements, and all facets of security risk management including a project to develop future security regulation of nuclear fusion energy. Nigel has worked in areas of critical national infrastructure such as the civil nuclear industry, land transport – road and rail infrastructure including tunnels, environmental protection, and water utilities since 1999.
He has a MSc in Risk Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester and is a Fellow with Security Institute, The Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.
Nigel originally trained as an aircraft engineer with the Royal Air Force in 1984 and later worked in the aviation industry both within the United Kingdom and the Sultanate of Oman until 1999. He continued as a military reservist both with the British Army and Royal Air Force until 2018.