Roger is an expert in crisis management, corporate resilience, business continuity, the command of major events, security planning, threat assessment and incident management, with years of experience in the UK and overseas. He has developed command centre processes and training programmes to prepare individuals and teams to command major events, including the 2012 London Olympics. He has also designed and delivered incident management leadership training & exercises to a variety of audiences in the UK and abroad. Recently he has been helping organisations including hospitals develop resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roger retired from the Metropolitan Police Service in 2012, where he was a highly respected senior manager. He has a unique background in operational command, having been pivotal in major events in London and is well practiced in managing complex threats to people, property and reputation. He led the Casualty Bureau team in New York after the 9/11 terrorist attack, negotiating the two-way flow of information on UK casualties, enabling the UK Government to support bereaved families and in 2005 he managed the police response to the London bombings of 7/7.
A highly valued expert in his field, Roger is currently a Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI) and a Fellow, Vice Chair and Head of Training and Development at the Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (FICPEM). He is also an Associate Lecturer at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College for Strategic and Tactical Emergency & Crisis Management and visiting lecturer at several universities.
He is accustomed to working at executive and tactical levels, with outstanding communication skills and the ability to motivate others, being experienced in managing specialist teams with national and international responsibilities and multi-million pound budgets.
Roger’s professional and personal commitment was recognised by Her Majesty in 2007 when he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service.