The Speakers

Alistair Read

Alistair (Al) has been involved with mountain rescue since the early 1980s and is one of the Team Leaders for Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Andrew Hamilton

Andrew has worked at the Civil Aviation Authority for the last 15 months where he currently leads the UAS sector team...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Angharad Thomas OBE

Angharad is a career civil servant, joining the Home Office in late 2000. She is a graduate of the University of London (BSc (hons)- Geography) and holds an MA (Open) in Environment, Policy and Society...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Chief Superintendent Glen Mayhew

Glen took on his role in the Alliance Operations in January 2018. His previous roles have included Chief of Staff, South Devon LPA Commander and Director of Intelligence...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Chris Cookson

Chris lives for being on the rock (or ice!). He's been a keen climber and mountaineer for over 30 years and has climbed in Europe, North America, South America and Asia as well as here in the UK...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Chris Jones

Chris retired from the UK police service in May 2010 having served 30 years. He planned and managed large-scale searches for missing persons...
June 25, 2019/by croft

Chris Rainford

I am currently in my 34th year working for the Fire service, with the last 10 years being mainly dedicated to drones...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Dave Bunting MBE

Our guest after-dinner speaker, on Saturday evening, will be Dave Bunting MBE who will be giving a talk on Leading in challenging situations...
April 4, 2019/by croft

David Burrows-Sutcliffe

David has been a practising lawyer since 1978 and throughout his career has specialised in litigation, not only as a trial lawyer but also in a judicial capacity...
April 5, 2019/by croft

Dr Alastair Glennie

Alastair is the current medical officer for Scosh Mountain Rescue and is a doctor for the Aberdeen MR team which covers the Grampian police area including the Eastern Cairngorms...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Dr John Ellerton

Dr John Ellerton was born in 1959 and has been involved in mountain rescue since 1986. He studied physiology at Cambridge University...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Dr Jon White

Dr Jon White is a GP and has been a member of North Dartmoor Search & Rescue team for 25 years. During that time he has promoted the development of Casualty Care in the Region...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Dr Loel Collins

Loel is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Coaching and Performance at The University of Central Lancashire. Loel joined the institute after a thirty-year career working in the outdoor sector as a coach and guide...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Dr Matt Wilkes

As a paraglider pilot and skydiver, I am passionate about canopy sports. In 2016, I founded the Free Flight Physiology Project to improve pilot safety and performance...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Dr Steve Rowe

Steve Rowe is a Consultant Anaesthetist working at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, South Yorkshire's Major Trauma Centre...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Elaine Gilliland

Elaine is an active member of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team having served with the team for 12 years.  She is also an honorary life member of SARDA Wales...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Geordie Palmer

Prior to what3words, Geordie founded and sold a travel tech company. He joined what3words and lead their international expansion into Mongolia and South Africa...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Hannah Halliday

Hannah is a senior lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Masters programme at NTU. Alongside her teaching responsibilities...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Huw Birrell

Since my first involvement in Mountain Rescue in November 1974 ( two lost children on Tryfan ) I have been more than interested in search...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Inspector Phil Bradley

From 2015 to date, currently responsible for all UK Home and Non Home Office and International, Law Enforcement Agency (LEA)...
April 29, 2019/by croft

Jason Mallinson

Jason Mallinson is an exploration and rescue cave diver, who most recently helped plan and carry out the rescue of the soccer team from the flooded cave in Thailand....
April 18, 2019/by croft

Kelly Thorpe

I am Head of Helpline Services here at PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide and I have been employed by the charity now for around 4 years. Suicide remains the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Les Gordon

Les Gordon is an experienced anaesthetist, whose special interest is in difficult airway management and he is is an instructor on a national course for this...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Mike France

For 25 years I worked for a national children’s charity, I took early retirement, to work self-employed giving me time to be the Chairman of MREW.
July 30, 2019/by croft

Mike Greene MBE

Mike is the National Medical Officer for Mountain Rescue England and Wales. He was team member and doctor on the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team for 25 years...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Mike Hughes

Surgical registrar Yorkshire regionDoctor West Yorkshire medic response teamQualificationsMBBS, MRCS, DipIMC, PGCME, MSC trauma sciencesJoined SRMRT in 2012. Instructor on BASICS PHEC course. MREW MSC vice chair. Surgeon by background...
July 31, 2019/by croft

Mike Margenson

Mike is a full time Mountaineering Instructor and the programme operations and safety manager at YMCA National Centre Lakeside...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Neil Sinclair

Neil Sinclair is National Cyber Lead for the Police Digital Security Centre, a not-for-profit organisation established by the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MoPAC) in 2015...
April 18, 2019/by croft

Pat Holland

Pat Holland joined SEMRA in 1990 and since then has served as team chair and team leader as well as chair of Mountain Rescue Ireland...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Rob Shepherd

Rob joined North Wales Cave Rescue in 2008, spent some time supporting SARDA Wales, joined Llanberis MRT in 2012 and became stats officer for MRE&W in 2015...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Ruairi Hardman

Ruairi is a UAS solutions specialist with over seven years experience in the sector. Previous UAS roles spanned senior management to solutions consultancy...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Sam Denniff

Sam has 4 years experience in the drone industry with a background in national government...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Sgt Gary Fretwell

A serving Police Sergeant with West Yorkshire Police, seconded as a trainer to the Police National Search Centre at the College of Policing since June 2015...
April 29, 2019/by croft

Steve Nelson

Steve is a member of Bolton MRT and has served with the team for over 13 years...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Steve Penny

Steve has been involved in mountain rescue for just over 28 years.  During this time he has been actively in involved at both local and national level having held positions of team leader as well as secretary...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Terry Tasker

Terry Tasker – the Chair of the Mountain Heritage – Trust is a keen fell-walker and camper, has a wealth of experience in working with community groups and young peoples projects...
July 30, 2019/by croft

Tim Cain

Since 2015 Tim has led the MREW Peer Review process, giving him a unique insight into MREW and earning him the trust of MR teams...
July 29, 2019/by croft

Tim Wood

Our members hadn't reliably recorded their own training or competence and a tick list of attendance wasn't really giving useful detail...
July 29, 2019/by croft