Lord West

Advisory Council Members

Our Advisory Council is a cross-sectoral group of leaders and experts from humanitarian aid and disaster relief sector. They play a key role in setting the agenda for our exhibition and educational content by providing recommendations and insight on key issues and challenges relating to preparing, responding and recovering from natural or man made disasters.

Our chairman

"It is about time we launched a platform to showcase the superb work DFID, International Organisations, NGOs and industry are doing in this critical area that works for the global good. The  UK leads much of the thinking and technologies in this area and I am excited to be able to launch  this platform for best practice."

The Rt Hon. Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC former Government Security Minister

 

 

 

Members Include  

  • Alison Wakefield

    Alison Wakefield

    Academia, Portsmouth University
  • Ben Webster

    Ben Webster

    British Red Cross, Head of Emergencies
  • Bob Rose

    Bob Rose

    Former Police Head of Operations and Major Event Planning
  • Emily Hough

    Emily Hough

    Editor in Chief, Crisis Response Journal
  • Gareth Collett

    Gareth Collett

    CEO and Founder, Brimstone Consultancy Limited
  • Jack Jones

    Jack Jones

    Humanitarian Programme Manager, CHASE, Department for International Development
  • Jacqui Semple

    Jacqui Semple

    Chair, Emergency Planning Society
  • Katja Samuel

    Katja Samuel

    Director, Global Security and Disaster Management Ltd
  • Lina Kolesnikova

    Lina Kolesnikova

    Member of Advisory Board and R&D Blog Team, Crisis Response Journal
  • Major General Michael James Von Bertele

    Major General Michael James Von Bertele

    CB, OBE, QHS
  • Paul Knox Clarke

    Paul Knox Clarke

    ALNAP Overseas Development Institute
  • Philip Ingram MBE

    Philip Ingram MBE

    Former Military Planning & Intelligence Officer
  • Rob Davis

    Rob Davis

    Team Leader, Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID)
  • Robert MacFarlane

    Robert MacFarlane

    Deputy Director, Cabinet Office
  • Simon Chesterman

    Simon Chesterman

    Deputy Chief Constable, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, & Armed Policing Lead, National Police Chiefs’ Council
  • Tim Cutbill

    Tim Cutbill

    Former Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade
  • Tony Thompson

    Tony Thompson

    Former Chair, Emergency Planning Society (EPS)


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