Ian Mixter Web

Ian Mixter is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of experience in crowd management, major incidents, search & counter-terrorism. His expertise spans both the public and private sectors, with a notable career as a former police officer. Ian currently serves as a crowd manager, safety officer, health & safety advisor, and tutor & assessor of spectator safety qualifications.

In recent years, Ian has been instrumental in leading several key projects, most notably, the design and development of 'Ox-Rails: Supporting Safer Spectators', which is the UK's first independent safety rail in an all-seated stadium. This project, completed in 2018, was designed to reduce the risk of progressive crowd collapse by persistently standing supporters.

In 2020, Ian represented the UK as part of an 'Emergency Planning College & Sports Ground Safety Authority' delegation in Oran, Algeria. He presented on Integrated Safety & Planning of Major Sporting Events to support the Organising Committee of the Mediterranean Games 2022.

Ian has held prestigious positions as Senior Crowd Safety Manager at the London Stadium 2021-2023 and as a Crowd Safety Consultant for 1Big Summer22. He has also served as a Safety Officer at Brighton, Fontwell & Windsor Racecourses in 2022 and 2023 and as a Patron Safety Advisor for MDLBEAST Sandstorm22 in December 2022.

Ian's extensive list of achievements also includes working as a Health & Safety Advisor for several high-profile events in 2022, such as the Breast Cancer Moonwalk London, Vitality London 10k, Ride London, UEFA Euro 2022 Fanzone Southampton & London, Eid in the Square, The Big Half, and National Football League London Experience, as well as the National Football League London Experience in 2023. Extending his expertise to the entertainment industry, Ian has also provided safety advisory services for the premieres of 'The Last of Us’ and ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’, and 'The House of Dragons'.

Ian joins the EPC with the goal of enhancing resilience capability, learning, and knowledge sharing. His mission is to share his expertise and experience to improve safety in crowded places. He is committed to supporting safer events across the UK and worldwide by assisting in the personal development of those planning and delivering events.

In his spare time, he enjoys ‘phone free’ walks with his wife, keeping fit, live music events & watching NBA Basketball.

Resilience Capabilities: 

Crowd & Events Safety


BA [Hons] – Crowd Safety Management
Level 6 NCRQ Certificate – Applied Health & Safety
Level 6 NCRQ Certificate – Personal Injury Liability & Absence Reduction
Level 6 Award – Event Counter Terrorism Risk Manager [EvCTRM]