Our people

Our people are the best in the profession

They are practitioners, activists and thought leaders who live and breathe resilience. We select and develop them very carefully to ensure that you always benefit from their knowledge, skills, experience and passion. To be an EPC facilitator or consultant is to be at the top of the game.

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Our Training Directors
Our Subject Matter Experts

Mark Leigh Resilience Capability Lead

Head of the Emergency and Crisis Management Faculty.

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Beverley Griffiths Resilience Capability Lead

Director of Resilience

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Steve Brewer International Director

Steve heads up our International Faculty and has a wealth of international training experience gained educating a wide range of personnel around the world.

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Andrew Everitt Resilience Capability Lead

Andy leads our exercise capability delivering quality scenario-led learning experience for all our delegates.

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Helen Baxter-Smith Resilience Capability Lead

Helen is the Deputy Head of the Emergency and Crisis Management Faculty.

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Alistair Hill Associate

Alistair is an Associate Trainer for the Emergency Planning College, delivering training in Event Planning and Retail sectors.

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Andy Tomkinson Consultant and Associate Lecturer

Andy has expertise in business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, emergency planning, risk and resilience.

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Chris James Associate

Chris as Director of Emergency Management Solutions Ltd provides wide ranging, quality emergency management and training consultancy for EPC.

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Chris Jones Associate

Chris Jones provides guidance on risk assessment and event safety planning together with post incident response to investigate incidents and defend claims.

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Dan Ward Associate

Dan is an Associate with the Crowds and Public Safety Faculty, majoring in crowd safety and developing resilience in crowded place management. Dan is also the Lead Internal Verifier and an Assessor on the Spectator Safety Management programme.

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David Cloake Associate

A highly experienced emergency management professional and trainer with a diverse portfolio experience in a range of industries and agencies.

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Dr Lucy Easthope Associate

Dr Lucy Easthope is the course lead for Recovery Planning, CBRN Recovery Planning and Mass Fatalities Planning with a particular interest in Disaster Victim Identification.

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Dr Mike Drayton Associate

Dr Mike Drayton is a consultant clinical psychologist and an expert in organisational and individual resilience.

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Ian Dickinson, QPM B.Ed Dip Crim Consultant and Associate Lecturer

A former Chief Police Officer, Ian Dickinson's expertise and experience in strategic multi agency planning contribute to the expanding EPC Exercising programme.

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Joe Pearson Associate

Joe has designed, delivered and validated a vast number of training and operational events both nationally and internationally.

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Jon Gunns Associate

A professional trainer and exercise designer in the resilience field with experience of military, government, emergency service and commercial organisations.

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Kate Betts Associate

Kate is a former journalist who advises organisations on how to deal with the media in good times and bad.

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Kate Cochrane Associate

Kate has experience within the resilience and continuity environment with private and public sector agencies at a national, regional and local levels.

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Mark Taylor Associate

Mark has a broad experience in dealing with multi- agency incidents across the emergency services, the military and local authority and commercial sectors.

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Nigel Kay Associate

Nigel Kay is a media professional who specialises in crisis communications and presentation coaching.

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Patrick Cunningham Associate

Patrick himself has 21 years experience in Civil Contingencies work and has provided advice to a wide variety of public and private sector organisations.

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Phil Harper QPM Associate

Phil is a specialist trainer in preparing for any critical incident. He continues to be deployed to hostile environments to secure hostage releases.

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Rob Ellett Associate

A former Director of Operations in the fire service, Rob complete professional in emergency planning and response, at all levels.

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Roger Gomm Associate

A former senior manager within the Metropolitan Police Service, Roger is keen to share his knowledge, training and experience to help others.

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Scott Wilson Associate

Scott Wilson is a senior detective and currently the National Co-ordinator for Protect and Prepare under the CONTEST strategy, based at the National Counter Terrorism headquarters in London.

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Steve Corrigan Associate

Steve Corrigan is a highly experienced and knowledgeable resilience professional.

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Steve Nimmo Associate

Stephen brings considerable experience to the classroom in the continuity of care for the bereaved family, the dying, and those who care for both.

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Steve Terry Associate

Steve is a fully-qualified and accredited ‘resilience’ professional, with 12 years’ experience.

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Thomas Davis Associate

Tom Davis has over 15 years experience in events which has been gained from working in nearly every aspect of events and event management

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Tom Knox Associate

Tom presently manages the North Yorkshire County Council Emergency Planning Unit, working with blue light services and other Civil Contingencies Act responders to provide 24/7 resilience for England’s largest county

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Tony Prosser Associate

Tony is a qualified University Lecturer and has degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Science, an MSc in Fire and Rescue Service Management and an MBA.

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Vanessa Mawer Associate

Vanessa has many years experience of working with agencies and event organisers, advising, educating and implementing event safety.

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Vince Macklam Associate

With over eight years’ experience of working in Local Resilience Forms he has a knowledge and understanding of multi-agency working in emergency response environments.

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Willie Baker Associate

Willie is one of the world’s most credible and experienced specialists in the prevention of, response to, and recovery from railway emergency incidents.

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