A very experienced, innovative and highly qualified Resilience and Emergency Management professional.
2019-2021: selected by SOLACE Scotland undertake role of national Contingency Planning Co-ordinator for the Scottish Local Authority sector (initially "no-deal" contingency planning, then national co-ordinator of Covid interventions).
22+ years operational experience as a Resilience Manager in UK Local Authorities.
1997-2017: Volunteer Reserve with British Army in the role of Senior Staff Officer and Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
2004-2006: Post-Graduate Diploma in Emergency Planning and Disaster Management from University of Hertfordshire.
2003: Chief Of Staff (Major), Al Muthanna Governorate Team, Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq.
1999-2002: UK Government Humanitarian Advisor Disaster Response (UNDAC Support Team in Turkey - 1999) and UK SAR Emergency Response Team Leader in Mozambique -2000)
1999: Operation Manager (Captain), Civil Military Co-operation Centre, Pristina, Kosovo.
1989-1997: British Army - incliuding peacekeeping in Cyprus, patrol commander in Northern Ireland and established UK’s first Civil Military Co-ordination Centre located in central Bosnia (1996) supporting 80+ humanitarian organisation to operate safely in a complex post conflict environment.