Colin has over 30 years experience working in quality which has predominately been gained from his time in the defence/aerospace industry. During this time, Colin has gained first hand experience of internal auditing, managing a quality management system and conducted quality assurance activities in the design, development and manufacturing of electronic components.
In addition, Colin has proven leadership skills involving the managing, developing and motivation of teams to achieve objectives.
Colin’s quality experience has been gained partly during his time in the Royal Air Force, but mainly in the Ministry of Defence (MOD), working on behalf of Integrated Projects Teams and Foreign Governments.
During his time with the MOD, Colin held several positions to include National Quality Assurance Representative, Deputy Quality Manager and, most recently, Lead Quality Assurance Representative in the South-West of England.
As part of these roles, Colin gained first hand experience of internal auditing and supervised other internal auditors to carry out process based improvement audits. In addition, Colin also wrote the DG ES Land Business Manual, which was a key strategy document that provided a method of mapping the necessary processes required to meet business objectives and prepare for the ISO 9001:2000 revision.
Colin also acted as a facilitator within the various technical support teams to help them improve business processes and conducted quality assurance activities in the design, development and manufacturing of electronic components.
Outside of work I have a keen interest in Photography and currently studying for a BSc in Photography through an on-line resource. My other interest is Military history and most holidays include a visit to some nearby battlefield much to the disgust of my dear wife.
Wherever I can I like to put something back into life if at all possible and in 2010 I did a solo walk in full WWII battledress from Mouscron in Belgium to Dunkirk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the evacuations in May 1940. The walk was 52 miles and I did it in just under 20 hours and raised £2400 for the Help for Heroes charity.
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