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.
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.