Steve is a fully-qualified and accredited ‘resilience’ professional, with 12 years’ experience gained in the private & public sectors, both in the UK and internationally. Steve has worked with the EPC as an Associate Consultant since 2008, providing training, exercising and consultancy services to a broad range of clients.
He started his career with Lloyds Bank, before returning to full-time study for a Masters Degree in flood risk and water resource management. Having qualified he went on to work in Flood Incident Management for the Environment Agency in East Anglia, which allowed him to expand his skill set into broader resilience management. From there he has moved into successive emergency planning, business continuity and crisis management roles with London Borough of Hackney, London Fire Brigade, Kent County Council (KCC) and Kent Resilience Team, an integrated team of KCC, Kent Fire & Rescue Service and Kent Police staff.
He has extensive experience in implementing and managing programmes to successfully embed a resilience culture in each organisation he has worked with, as well as having managed a number of complex, high-profile crises over the course of his career. Most recently, Steve lead the multi-agency response to the Christmas and New Year 2013-14 storms and flooding, the most serious emergency to affect Kent in more than a decade.