Steve Corrigan is a highly experienced and knowledgeable resilience professional.
During a long military career, Steve saw active service in many operational theatres, interspersed with a number of training appointments. His military experience focused on the security of personnel and installations often in austere and semi-permissive environments. Steve has a detailed knowledge of CBRN operations, training staff in decontamination and casualty handling techniques. He also deployed as a commander on specialist detection operations in the Middle East.
Upon leaving the armed forces in 2004, Steve embarked on a career in contingency planning, in which he lead a project team tasked with producing a mass evacuation and shelter plan for a UK conurbation as part of the HM Government National Capabilities programme. On completion of this project, he was employed in senior emergency planning positions in local authorities focussing on Local Resilience Forum activities and business continuity (PAS 56, BS25999). The latter appointment also saw Steve developing a 2nd UK conurbation mass evacuation and shelter plan.
Since 2007, Steve has been employed by the NHS as a county coordinator for Emergency Preparedness, focussing upon developing and implementing a programme of activities to ensure that NHS organisations could prepare for, respond to and recover from a variety of incidents. He produced a suite of plans including the multi-agency pandemic flu plan used in the response to H1N1 (Swine Flu) pandemic in 2009, a mass casualties plan and a site specific self-presenters CBRN plan for acute hospitals.
Steve represents the NHS at the Local Resilience Forum and chairs a number of threat/risk specific groups. He is highly experienced in designing and delivering individual training packages for strategic/tactical commanders and also large scale exercises with audiences of up to 240 people.
Steve was a lecturer on the Health Protection Agency’s Diploma in Health Emergency Planning at Loughborough University and has also participated in national stakeholder groups, such as Strategic Leadership in a Crisis. Steve was awarded the MBE in the 1997 New Year's Honours List. He is a Fellow of the Emergency Planning Society and a member of the Business Continuity Institute.