Mark DaviesManaging Director | 7 Futures
Mark Davies is the founder of 7Futures and has been consulting in workplace resilience, wellbeing and performance since 2000. He is a resilience coach, an FA coach (working for several years at Leicester City FC) and also a mindfulness teacher. He is the only UK consultant to have completed the USA based MMFT training programme: a resilience programme developed by a specialist team of neuroscientists and researchers for the US Marines and is supporting the Mindfulness Initiative for the UK Armed Forces.
Formerly a CEO of J Rothschild International Assurance with responsibility for their European, Americas and Far Eastern operations, Mark has over 20 years of international financial services experience and a deep understanding of the pressures leaders need to manage. His work with a wide variety of public sector and private sector clients (multinationals and SMEs) has been accredited with IIP Gold and national awards for excellence in training and development.
Malcolm GunnyeonPartner | Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Malcolm trained with MMS and, after spending time in both the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices, he returned to Aberdeen in 2007 to establish the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution department there. He became a Partner in 2010.
As a result of establishing of a commercial litigation practice focussed on the Aberdeen market, Malcolm’s current responsibilities include corporate and contractual disputes in the oil & gas sector, insolvency, transportation and choice of law/jurisdiction challenges. Malcolm also heads up the firm’s national Health & Safety practice and has particular experience in the offshore, food & drink, rail and construction sectors.
Notable instructions include acting for a Trustee in Bankruptcy in successfully challenging the Accountant in Bankruptcy's interpretation of the Bankruptcy Fees etc. (Scotland) Regulations 2012, acting for the supplier of vessel dynamic positioning systems in relation to both the civil and criminal aspects of a vessel collision and acting in the first Scottish case to address the question of the applicability of the doctrine of forum non conveniens in the context of the European Union rules on jurisdiction. In the Health & Safety field Malcolm has handled a number of prosecutions involving serious injuries, major workplace fires and fatalities both on and off shore.
Malcolm is a trained mediator, is a Senior Tutor in Advanced Civil Litigation on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and lectures on Health & Safety law at the University of Aberdeen. He is also the co-author of the Scottish chapter of Aircraft Liens published by Sweet & Maxwell and was the author of a report for the European Commission on the residual rules of jurisdiction in Scots law.
Gavin HutchinsonRTITB Auditor and Examiner
Holding 16 years’ experience within the training industry, including 15 years as a lift truck Instructor, Gavin Hutchinson boasts an abundance of knowledge in the lift truck training sector.
Becoming one of the youngest RTITB instructors ever at just 18 years of age, Gavin has developed his skills throughout his career by working alongside a number of experienced and talented Instructors for one of the leading training organisations in the North West, before moving onto a career as a train-the-trainer, conducting Instructor courses when he was just 26 years old.
In May 2015 Gavin joined RTITB as an Auditor and Examiner, bringing his years of experience in delivering courses, producing course presentations and course documentation, schemes of work and session plans to help RTITB accredited organisations to meet the standard and candidate requirements. Gavin is a registered and qualified RTITB Examiner, holds a PTLLS qualification and is a qualified IRCA QMS Lead Auditor.
Tim Marsh - PhD; MSc; CFIOSH; CPsychol; SFIIRSMChairman | Ryder Marsh Sharman
Prof Tim Marsh, then at UMIST, was one of the team leaders of the original UK research into behavioural safety (in construction) in the early 1990s, is one of only a few Chartered Psychologists who are also Chartered Fellows of IOSH. He is considered a world authority on the subject of behavioural safety, safety leadership and organisational culture, was awarded a "President’s Commendation" in 2008 by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and was selected to be their first ever ‘Specialist Fellow’ in 2010. The British Occupational Hygiene Society asked him to give the key note opening ‘Warner Lecture’ at their annual international conference in 2013. In 2014 he gave a key note to the Faculty of Medicine and gave the closing key note at the inaugural Campbell Institute ‘thought leaders’ conference. Opening key note address at Safeguard New Zealand (May 16).
Made visiting professor at Plymouth University in 2015.
Chairman of the consultancy Ryder Marsh Sharman he has worked with more than 400 major organisations around the world, including Apple, the European Space Agency the WHO and the UN. Many clients have won both open and in-house awards. He has presented to the European Conference Board and was an expert witness at the "Safety Culture" and "Management of Change" expert forums at the Cullen Inquiry (Ladbroke Grove). As a continuation of the UMIST/HSE research he founded and ran Europe’s largest behavioural safety event for fifteen years from 1997 until 2012 (when it was handed over to LexisNexis via RoSPA).
He ran the "Behavioural Safety" and "Pro-Active Safety Culture" courses for IOSH and created the award winning "Affective Safety Management" concept for the IIRSM. The book of the same name is now one of Europe’s best ever selling safety book –as is the second of Tim’s books "Talking Safety". A recent third, book "Total Safety Culture" has been was well received but is rather more academic! (Total book sales circa 30,000). Previously a visiting lecturer at Manchester University and Loughborough University.
He has chaired more than a two dozen conferences on Behavioural Safety in the UK and has given key note speeches at major conferences in places such as Dubai, South Africa, Malaysia, USA and India. As well as writing dozens of learned articles for magazines such as the ‘Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP)’, ‘Health and Safety at Work’, Safety Management’, ‘Construction Safety’, ‘Safety International’, The Ergonomist’, ‘Exposure’ (BOHS) ‘India safe’ and Safeguard’ (New Zealand).
The SHP is the magazine of the world’s largest safety organisation (IOSH). Four times a year they publish a prestigious ‘CPD’ article and (when researching Total Safety Culture) Tim had 5 articles selected as the CPD article in a two-year period.
He has worked with media such as the BBC (radio work and selecting and fronting a box set of their "disaster" series) and has written and produced many safety training videos such as "Drive Smarter" and the extensive "Safety Leadership" series with Baker-media as well as such as "There’s Always a Reason" (for Human Focus) and "Safety Watch" (for Outtakes). He produced and directed the ‘Crash Course’ DVD (a commercial spin off of the Staffordshire Police speed and safe driving awareness course.
David ParrHead of Audit and Technical Services | British Safety Council
David is an experienced health and safety professional with over 20 years experience of developing and implementing safety management systems within a variety of sectors.
David joined the British Safety Council in 2005. He has been instrumental in the development, ongoing management and delivery of the British Safety Council’s audit and consultancy services and products, including the remodelling of the prestigious Five Star Audit.
He also provides project management, a technical lead role for specific health and safety consultancy projects for clients within the UK and internationally. Such projects have included a review of operational procedures at six major plant locations for India’s largest supplier of LPG and development of a full safety management system for a major copper mining company in Armenia.
During 2015, David oversaw a safety advisory project for the Royal Household which provided a structured improvement plan for the client’s safety management systems.
Prior to joining the British Safety Council David was Health and Safety Manager for Lancashire County Council Care Services Directorate where he had overall responsibility for their safety management systems and arrangements.
David also acts as the British Safety Council’s internal health and safety advisor and has ensured the organisation’s safety management system has been independently certificated to the BS:OHSAS 18001 standard for the last three years