A professional chemist, with more than 28 years' experience in the field of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) remediation processes and technologies, David is a Chartered-Chemist (CChem), -Scientist (CSci) and Fellow (FRSC) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (FICPEM) and Member of Society for Radiological Protection (MRSP). Having worked extensively in Europe, North America, the Far East, Middle East and Asia Pacific on CBRN remediation programmes and delivered training to various international agencies on CBRN related issues. Ranging from anthrax remediation operations in Turkey to Nuclear decommissioning programs in the United Kingdom, France and the United States.
David is a visiting professor at Cranfield University (Defence & Security), a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence & Security Studies, and the current European section chair and international director at the International Society for Respiratory Protection. He is a member of the Emergency Planning Society - CBRN Professional Working Group, former chairman of CBRN-UK (2016-2019), the UK industry's specialist CBRN interest group, and also represents BSI on the national PH/004 (Respiratory Protection) & CBRN (BS8468) standard committees. As well as internationally on the ISO TC94 SC15 Working Group 7 CBRN committee. As Convener of CEN Technical Committee 391 - Working Group 2 (CBRNe), David supports European societal & citizen security and safety stakeholders to help ensure preparedness, cooperation, and a culture of security.
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