Mechanical Engineering, St Helens College, UK; MSc in Management, Salford University, UK. In the UK Competent Authority, he developed the compliance inspection program for non-nuclear operators. He was a member of the UK Government decommissioning and waste strategy groups. He served as chairman of the European Association of Competent Authorities (Transport Safety). Currently, he is the Head of the Transport Safety Unit and the scientific secretary of the Transport Safety Standards Committee in the International Atomic Energy Agency.