Last Updated: 21st May 2017 (over 5 years ago)

United Kingdom


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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level



o Accomplished Chartered Manager with 35+ years of experience as a Disaster & Emergency, Operational, Health & Safety Specialist for industry-leading organisations and Governments. Maintaining highest quality standards to avoid time and cost expenditures
o Accomplished & Proven Disaster & Emergency Management Specialist evidenced as the Falkland Island Government lead in the safe rescue of 347 passengers and crew from a fire stricken cruise liner, LeBoreal, in November 2015
o Quality & Safety Specialist with the ability to analyse operations, pinpoint areas for improvement and redesign, and implement plans that generate profitable results.
o Excellent Relationship Builder with success in forming strong, sustainable relationships and securing consensus among cross-functional team members for key initiatives. Effective communicator and leader.
o International Experience across a range of Continents embracing Cultural Diversity
o Skilled Negotiator to Governmental & Non-Governmental Organisations


Hull University
Masters in Business Administration - MBA

   Sep 2002
— Jun 2004

Training Courses thinking, streamline productivity
• Inter-Island Mass Rescue Operation
• Near Shore – Ship to Shore Evacuation
• Cruise Ship Emergences
• Major Emergency Management
• ICS 100, ICS 200 & ICS 300
• Permit to Work / Safe Systems of Work Initiator / Auditor
• BOSIET Offshore Survival, Norwegian Sector & MIST

Specialist Skills & Training
• Inter-Island Mass Rescue Operation – UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Cruise Industry Partners
• ECP – 601 – Effective Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301 Specialist)
• Environment Agency Certification of Registration under the waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
• Major Emergency Planning – multiple scenarios to ‘Silver’ level
• Fire & Emergency Training at Montrose Fire & Emergency Training Centre as well as Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
• Brownfield and Greenfield site developments and improvement projects

Education & Qualifications
• ICAO AVSEC Managers Course International Civil Aviation Organisation 2016
• Certified Business Continuity Manager (Dip BCM) National Institute for Business Continuity Management 2015
• 6 Sigma Breen Belt with Distinction Smart Process International 2009
• Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA)Hull University 2004
• Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management Institute of Management 2002
• Diploma in Management Studies Institute of Management 2001
• NEBOSH Certificate NEBOSH 1993

Professional Memberships
• Chartered Manager and Fellow of Chartered Management Institute CMgr FCMI
• Fellow of Institute of Directors FIoD
• Fellow of Institute of Leadership & Management FInstLM


Falkland Island Government
Director of Emergency Services & Island Security

   Aug 2015
— Current

Director of Emergency Services & Island Security, Principal Immigration Officer, Director of Prisons, Civil Aviation Security Jurisdiction Accountable Manager and Dangerous Goods Licencing Officer (Main responsibility for Islands wide co-ordination for the safety and security of the community and for ensuring and coordinating Islands wide preparedness and response to major incidents including the co-ordination of appropriate Government services, of the general public and voluntary sector and liaison with the British Military garrison in the Islands). The Directorate encapsulates:

o Royal Falkland Islands Police o Her Majesty’s Prison Stanley o Falklands Fire & Rescue Service
o Customs & Immigration o Falkland Islands Defence Force o Civil Aviation Security

Part of the Falkland Islands Government Corporate Management Team, responsible for the strategic, operational and financial management of the above services and functions. The Duties included:
• Briefings with His Excellency the Governor of the Falkland Islands
• Briefings with Members of the Legislative Assembly (Falkland Island Government)
• Effective interactions with:
o UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Overseas Embassies and associated Agencies
 Guest Lecturer on FCO / Bournemouth University Disaster Management Courses
o Commander & Officers British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI)
o Regulatory Bodies for:
 Civil Aviation Authority - Air Safety Support International (ASSI - CAA for Overseas Territories)
 Civil Aviation Authority – (ASSI) Search & Rescue (SAR)
 Her Majesty’s Prison Inspectorate - Overseas Territories Prisons
 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary - Armed Services & British Overseas Territories
• Development, implementation and exercising of the Major Incident Plan for the Falkland Islands
• Development, implementation and exercising of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan
• Development, implementation & auditing of the Civil Aviation Security Protocols for Regulatory Compliance
o Project Owner / Manager for Aviation Security Improvement Project at Mount Pleasant Airport
• Dangerous Goods licencing with specific responsibilities for:
o Mine Clearance and Disposal
o Explosives and Radiation for the evolving oil industry

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