CV Details

My qualifications and experience include:

  • CEng, BSc(Eng), PhD (Aberdeen University), FIET, FIMechE, FNucI
  • Director posts in two major international safety consultancies
  • Engineering Manager in a major nuclear power company
  • Nuclear Safety Manager of a major nuclear power company
  • Chair of International Nuclear C&I Conferences 2004 and 2007
  • Safety consultancy in UK, France, Germany, Romania, Finland, Russia, Sudan, Qatar, UAE, India, Kazakhstan, Japan, Brazil, USA and Canada
  • Awarded the Nuclear Institute Pinkerton Prize for 2013
  • Advanced Management Programme, Oxford University
  • Senior Nuclear Plant Management Course, Institute of Nuclear Plant Operations, Atlanta
  • Author of Engineering Safety Assessment (Longman 1987)
  • Co-author of  Elements of Nuclear Power 3rd Ed (Longman 1989)
  • Author of High Integrity Systems and Safety Management (Butterworth-Heinemann 2015)
  • Project visits to some 13 offshore platforms, 3 refineries, and at least 30 operating nuclear reactors
  • Shift Manager of a nuclear power station
  • Safety case author
  • Lead engineer on a major nuclear upgrade project
  • Design and Development Manager on a major nuclear construction project
  • Lead engineer on specification of a work control system

 My full CV can be downloaded here.

I was a shift manager at the Prototype Fast Reactor, Dounreay (on the far north coast of the UK mainland) in the early 1980s. In 1984, the UK Atomic Energy Authority made a recruitment video which, three decades later, has been put online by Dounreay. You can see it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ODUUqH0b-Q. My 29 year-old self talks to the camera from 16:55 onwards. It was quite alarming to see this.....