He trained as an architect and is also a chartered fire safety engineer.
He has run an architectural technology consultancy, worked in universities, and written a number of books on fire safety and architecture. He led the reform of the Scottish Building Standards and was also the Scottish Regional Director of the Health and Safety Executive. On behalf of Scottish Ministers, he recently chaired the expert review panel into building fire safety standards following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
- Service Delivery Committee
- People Committee
Register of interests
Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Code of Conduct for Board Members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
- Expert Witness appointed by the Metropolitan Police Service (Grenfell Tower investigation)
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