CBRNE Key Personnel

Domininc Kelly

Dominic Kelly

Policy and Guidance

Dominic Kelly served in the British Army. Experience in CBRNE has evolved since working at British Nuclear Group. DK attended the Cranfield University Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Dept. of Materials & Applied Science CBRN Defence Science Course. DK was Vice Chairman of the Integrated Mission Group Security Technical Area 6 [CBRNE] where he was proactive in broadening the opportunity for research and development within Framework Programme 7 and the Directorate General “Justice Freedom and Security”. DK is interested in state of the art CBRE technology chemical and biological sensing and PPE products. Security Cleared.


Mark Landale

Legal and Regulatory

Mark is a business oriented commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. He qualified in 1977 and works independently on numerous commercial and research commissions and as Director of Legal Affairs for CBRNE Limited Mark has most recently, led the company’s initiative to work with the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) for a security related issue as well as contractual issues relating to bio research.


Nicola Ash


Nicola provides executive and business development support to CBRNE and its associate organisation DroneOps Ltd in which Nicola is a director. Nicola has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of business applications including accountancy, human resources, business planning, research, sales and marketing and she is responsible for CBRNE’s ISO9001 process compliance. Nicola is the “first port of call” for operational and administrative support. Nicola’s first class organisation skills ensure the smooth running of the company on a daily basis.
Nicola’s 20 + years of experience and sound commercial awareness are a result of managing her own business and previous roles with blue chip companies, including Hitachi, British Airways and Big 6 accountancy firm, Arthur Andersen.


Lucinda Brousse

Human Resources

CBRNE Ltd is affiliated with Bowman Hunt Ltd where Lucinda is the driving force for the search and selection of operators within the sectors of Security and Defence, Aerospace and Information Communication Technology (ICT) industries. Her proven skills in recruitment combined with her networking skills and personal attention to detail meet the specified requirements of Small Unmanned Aviation Systems (SUASs). These skills are an important asset to CBRNE Ltd.

Jamie Braybrook

Jamie Braybrook

CBRN and Training

Jamie has had a constant and direct link to CBRN for over 15yrs offering guidance and advice on current CBRN training, trials, doctrine, hazard management and prediction, detection equipment, decontamination and physical protection. As a Subject Matter Expert Jamie has wide-ranging skills as a project manager has led many CBRN training exercises and has experience in live chemical agent and radiation environments. He has supported a large UK Mod CBRN contract to the Joint CBRN Regiment Light Role Teams. As Project Lead he has designed and delivered CBRN Defence Advisor/Officer training to Foreign Military. He has acted as CBRN Advisor to MoD on Needs Analysis and planning for the extraction of VIPs from areas of contamination within central London. He has served as Lead instructor for UK Nuclear Accident Response at 2 UK sites with high level clearance for the security and movement of nuclear containers. Management and close liaison with supporting outside agencies delivering off site SME support for Nuclear Accident Training, Evaluation and Exercises.


Steve Swain

Security and Counter Terrorism

Steve retired as a Chief Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service in 2006 and since then he has worked at Control Risks and as CEO of Security Innovation and Technology Consortium (SITC). His last post was the Head of the Police International Counter Terrorist Unit (PICTU), a national police and MI5 unit, with responsibility for designing counter terrorist policing options for the UK. He worked with MI5, Special Branch and the Anti-Terrorist Branch to produce assessments of the national intelligence picture.
Steve is a leading authority on suicide terrorism and the architect of the UK tactics to counter the threat from international and domestic terror groups. He was part of the U.K. team working with the Greek Authorities on the security of the Athens Olympics. He spent time in Beijing performing a similar function for the 2008 Olympics He worked with the BAA to review and develop new CT responses for the airport. He also worked with Transec on detection technologies for mass transport systems.


Dr Richard Warnes

Human Factors relating to Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Richard previously served in both the British Army and the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, including overseas service, as a Police intelligence officer for drugs and firearms and in a number of pro-active counter-terrorist investigations. Currently he works part time as an Analyst on the Defence and Security team at RAND Europe and has researched, written and lectured extensively on various aspects of terrorism, insurgency, policing, intelligence and the military, including work on a number of EU FP7 Projects. In addition, over the last six years he has conducted extensive field research in Iraq and Afghanistan for a Government client project, reviewing capacity building amongst local police and security forces. He is an expert on the Human Factors behind effective Counter-Terrorism, and holds a Masters in Criminal Justice Studies and a first degree in International Politics. He is a member of both the European Experts Network on Terrorism (EENeT) and the International Counter Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC).


Dr Lindsay Clutterbuck

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Until 2015, Lindsay was a Senior Research Leader of the Defence and Security team at RAND Europe where he led a range of research projects in EU countries and further afield relating to terrorism and counter terrorism, insurgency and counter insurgency. Since then he has continued to work on terrorism-related research projects, both under the Horizon 2020 Programme for the European Commission and outside of it. Prior to this he served in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), retiring as a Detective Chief Inspector. He spent over twenty-two years within the Specialist Operations Department at New Scotland Yard, serving throughout in specialised counter terrorism roles. He holds an MA in Police & Criminal Justice Studies and a PhD examining the early origins of terrorism. He is a member of the European Union Experts Network on Terrorism (EENeT).


Martin Underwood

Explosives and Ordnance

Martin brings extensive experience in ammunition safety and management, explosive ordnance disposal and countering Improvised Explosive Devices, both as a serving military officer and as a specialist consultant. Martin has personal experience as an EOD operator and has managed Counter-IED operations in a multi-national context. Martin spent two years with NATO as a Technical Advisor on countering IEDs, fulfilling the role of Secretary of the NATO Counter-IED Task Force. His background as an explosives specialist provides the bedrock of his expertise, but he is a keen advocate of a comprehensive approach to the resolving the problems of explosive remnants of war, demining and the IED threat. He has worked to integrate related capabilities and to maximise the benefits of technical exploitation of explosives incidents for law enforcement and military operations.


Cameron Mann

CBRN Capability & Planning

Cameron is a specialist in the field of CBRN counter terrorism having spent ten years in leading roles with responsibility for developing the UK’s multi-agency CBRN capabilities and response plans. Cameron recently retired from the UK police service as Deputy Head of the UK’s National CBRN Centre where he held the rank of Police Chief Inspector and was also Chair of the UK’s National Emergency Services CBRN Practitioners Forum. Cameron is an experienced police commander and leader with a wide variety of qualifications and experience in the fields of specialist operations, crime investigations, major incidents, emergency planning, and multi-agency interoperability. Cameron continues to work internationally on the design and delivery of CBRN training courses, workshops and exercises and acts as an expert advisor to the European Commission on a number CBRN counter terrorism projects.


Bruce Grant

Forensic Subject Matter Expert

Bruce gained experience in counter terrorism in the late 70s as Deputy to a Royal Ulster Constabulary Fingerprint Squad. Other positions included Section Head in the Scene of Crime Branch, New Scotland Yard in 1981, and between 1991 and 1999 he ran the Flying Squad Scene Examiners, Fingerprint Laboratory and an operational Counter Terrorist Forensic Unit. In 1999 Bruce was Head of the Scotland Yard Fingerprint Bureau following which he developed Scotland Yard’s forensic response to combat international terrorism. Bruce was involved in forensic aspects of over 100 terrorist & subversive offences including Lockerbie [bombing of Pan Am Flight 103]; Mortar Attack on Downing Street; Stevens Enquiries [Northern Ireland], the assassination of the UK Military Attaché in Athens; London Bombings of 7/7. Bruce worked, during his Met career, on specific projects in the Middle East, United States, the Balkans and Europe. Since his retirement from the Metropolitan Police, he worked on forensic related projects supporting UK Government, EU, US Department of Defence, NATO and ISAAF at home and overseas in Nigeria, Somaliland, Pakistan Jordan and Afghanistan.


Irina Stănciugelu

Communications and Ethics

Irina has a PhD in Ethics (2008) and is Associate Professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest and a Visiting Academic to Middlesex University in London. Irina is an established expert in applied ethics and crisis communication and has supported CBRNE Ltd in EU Framework Programme 7 topics covering cyber security, CBRNE crisis management, non-lethal weapons, humanitarian demining and safety and defence of the food supply chain. Irina is a Civil Expert on Risk and Crisis Communication working with the Civil Protection Group (CPG) NATO and a member of the Directing Staff for Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response and Coordination Centre (EADRCC)/NATO international exercises, coordinating public information and media play. Within CPG NATO, she is also a member of the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Missile Defence, and chairs the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Public Information Policy. She is an experienced trainer in crisis communication, public relations and corporate ethics at an international level.


Tony Godwin

CBRN and Security Subject Matter Expert

Tony retired as a Police Superintendent in 2018 with qualifications in Strategic, Tactical and Operational command in CBRN, Firearms, Public Order and Major Events. Experience embraces planning and commanding the response to CBRN, public disorder, protest, firearms and crime operations, Strategic (Gold) and Tactical (Silver) Commander in multi-agency major events including the Olympic Torch Relay, London 2012 Olympics, Cheltenham Races, the Royal International Air Tattoo.
As a PRINCEII Practitioner Tony delivered Specialist Operations Collaboration, implementation of tasers, the Codes of Practice for Police Use of Firearms, Electronic Payments System, In-house Provision of Driver Rehabilitation, Custody and Case I.T. and the Police and Crime Bill. Whilst with the Police Tony was on the End User Advisory Board for FP7 Project SUBCOP (PBIED). Tony implemented and commanded the Specialist Operations Collaboration between Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset police forces to provide borderless provision of Specialist Firearms, Armed Response, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Dogs.
Tony coordinated the firearms response following the Paris suicide attacks, including operational deployments responding to changing terrorist threats and was involved in developing the national strategy for the uplift and mobilisation of armed resources and coordinated Operation Temperer working closely with the Military.


John Astbury (CBE)

Major Incident Planning and Emergency Management

John is highly experienced at dealing with emergency response and has over 35 years in this field being an expert in post recovery operations including time as Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). He is a UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC) High Risk Review Team Leader responsible for reviewing major MOD programmes and projects. John has experience with the UK Government Decontamination Service (GDS) on its framework agreements with industry for CBRN post event recovery. As part of CBRNE Ltd’s commitment to R&D with the EU FP7 Project PRACTICE, John is working to provide a tool for procuring the necessary equipment and provision of training in relation to preparing for a chemical or biological incident.


Nigel Hale

Technical and Risk Assessment

Nigel is a Professional Member of the Institute of Operational Risk and holds a BSc in Mathematical Physics. He is a specialist in risk assessment who has worked across a wide range of industry ranging from nuclear power to transportation and hazardous waste management. He is the creator of the Resilience Matrix approach as applied to business resilience and also the creator of a novel approach to security assessment based upon Boolean logic. Nigel has produced several assessments of the potential impacts and risks arising from attacks using CBRNE weapons in public places and has led teams involved in the decontamination of an illegal drug laboratory and a redundant private radio-chemistry laboratory. Nigel was the technical lead for CBRNE Ltd in project IMCOSEC for the EU. Nigel has played an active part in FP7 Projects PRACTICE, EDEN and SUBCOP.


Carolyn Smith


Carolyn has over 35 years experience in the field of design. She worked for some of the UK’s leading architects before establishing her own successful design consultancy. She has been involved in a large number of design projects including an airport terminal, universities, hospitals, exhibitions and multiple corporate refurbishments. Each project demanded a wide range of design disciplines from interior architecture, product design and graphics to signage and symbology. Carolyn also holds a Masters in Fine Art which together with her commercial design expertise provides her with a further valuable perspective on visual communication.

Patrick Canastra

Patrick Canastra

Dissemination via Creative Design & Development

Patrick as CBRNE Ltd’s graphic and digital designer delivers design solutions with inspirational visual impact. His success derives from his “Needs Analysis” approach to the client’s requirement. As a designer Patrick has worked on products and activities, such as websites, apps, intranet, print media, corporate communications and corporate identity. Patrick provides CBRNE Ltd clients with all of the above as well as social media support to ensure clients interact with the latest trend and they have a strong visual profile. Patrick’s uses high-end coding to develop highly secure systems for example on databases relevant for the European Commission security orientated projects undertaken by CBRNE Ltd.


Stefan Mirfin

Drone Engineer

Stefan is a lifelong radio control modeller with a drone engineering background spanning the last 8 years. Stefan designs, machines and manufactures flying platforms using his own range of FPV (First person view) quadcopter frames which are used the world over. Many of his designs have gone on to be "industry standard" thereby setting the precedent for others to follow.
He is a qualified Electrical Engineer with a knowledge of laminates and 3D printing and all things drone related. He has extensive experience building large multi-rotors for cameramen and film companies and with the first mini and then micro copters, Stefan was responsible for bringing innovation and many new developments to the Mini-Quad racing scene in the UK.
With appearances on Channel 5's "The Gadget Show" and numerous BBC shows and piloting for drone based programs Stefan continues to make his mark on this growing part of the industry now with special emphasis on integrating Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) with commercial applications including chemical and radiological sensors for CBRNE Ltd and its associated organisation DroneOps Ltd.

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