10+ Advisory Council Members

The most credible Government, Industry & Academia stakeholders who assist in the development of International Disaster Response Expo helping shape the content to attract the highest calibre visitors. We are delighted to welcome key stakeholders Robert MacFarlane, Deputy Director, Cabinet Office, Dan Stephens, National Resilience Lead for FRS & Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire Rescue Service and other internationally recognised leaders led by our Chairman Admiral The Rt Hon Lord West of Spithead, GCB DSC PC, Former UK Government Minister.


Lord WestOur 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:  

  • Jack Jones

    Jack Jones

    Humanitarian Programme Manager, CHASE, Department for International Development

  • Naomi Morris

    Naomi Morris

    Academia, Portsmouth University

  • Alison Wakefield

    Alison Wakefield

    Academia, Portsmouth University

  • Jacqui Semple

    Jacqui Semple

    Chair, Emergency Planning Society

  • Tony Thompson

    Tony Thompson

    Former Chair, Emergency Planning Society (EPS)

  • Simon Chesterman

    Simon Chesterman

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

  • Dan Stephens

    Dan Stephens

    National Resilience Lead for FRS & Chief Fire Officer,  Merseyside Fire Rescue Service

  • Robert MacFarlane

    Robert MacFarlane

    Deputy Director, Cabinet Office

  • Tim Cutbill

    Tim Cutbill

    Former Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade

    Assistant Commissioner, Tim Cutbill, Former Head of Operational Resilience Department, London Fire Brigade in 1986, his current post is Assistant Commissioner for Operational Resilience. His responsibilities included the delivery of London and

  • Bob Rose

    Bob Rose

    Former Police Head of Operations and Major Event Planning

  • Philip Ingram MBE

    Philip Ingram MBE

    Former Military Planning & Intelligence Officer

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