I’ve worked in Quality now for over 30 years partly in industry following my time in the Royal Air Force but mainly in the Ministry of Defence working on behalf of Integrated Projects Teams and Foreign Governments.
The Armed Forces demand reliable, leading edge technological equipment and my time in the MoD has provided me with a wealth of experience and variety in the procurement of everything from service clothing to state of the art missile guidance software.
I have in-depth knowledge of NATO and UK Defence Standards and the Allied Quality Assurance Procedures (AQAP) suite. I am a qualified Lead Auditor for the ISO 9001 quality standard and AS9100 Aerospace specific standard. I am also a registered QMS auditor with IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors).
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.