Educated to degree level in sociology, additionally with a commercial law degree. Post graduate qualifications held in risk & safety management, acoustic evaluation and education.
Extensive experience gained internationally in management within aviation. Currently working on projects as a behavioural analyst and safety advisor in software systems for the development of reporting apps. Previously held a senior faculty post in university education as a leader and developer of undergraduate programmes. Experience has included accreditation of degree programmes as both an evaluator and chairman of course review panels. Time additionally devoted to national research funding committees and allocation of resources to projects promoting safety. Branch committee member and chairman of Scotland branch of national professional association over a five-year period.
Experience brought to GRA is refined competencies in general management and board development to ensure successful operation of both the commercial and charitable enterprises of the organisation. This experience is proving invaluable in supporting the GRA teams and board during the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19.
Looking towards the future the strategy is a key feature of the GRA board action to ensure continuity of the charity serving the community and background education in sociology and demographics is proving immensely valued to support this.