Tony Thompson

OTHO

Tony’s experience in emergency management extends over 40 years. Service in the RAF was followed by 32 years in the British Transport Police, then roles as Head of Regional Resilience for South West England, and Head of UK Emergency Response for the British Red Cross. As a police superintendent he had command experience at many of the UK’s major train accidents including the Clapham and Paddington train crashes where site clearance and contamination issues were key priorities. In the 2004 Boscastle flooding he was the lead government representative for recovery arrangements, and during his Red Cross service played a strategic role in UK and international emergencies. Now working in the private sector, he is advising residents in North Kensington on matters linked with the Grenfell Tower Fire. He holds a law degree and a Master’s in civil emergency management and is a former Chair of the Emergency Planning Society.

dont miss

Grenfell Tower Fire: Contamination and Community Confidence

The fatal fire in Grenfell Tower produced debris which contaminated the local area, including an adjacent academy. Residents in North Kensington continue to raise real concerns about the health and safety of their community and the impact of contaminants in and around the academy and homes. The seminar will consider what action has been taken and the range of issues that this incident raises, both locally and for future emergencies.

EVEN MORE SEMINARS

  • Paul King: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Paul King - Development of Asbestos Contaminated Sites

  • James Hewetson-Brown: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    James Hewetson-Brown - Wildflowers – The Superheroes of Bioengineering!

  • Michael Lunn: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Michael Lunn - Can local authorities maintain public confidence in managing contaminated land sites?

  • Seamus Connolly MBE: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Seamus Connolly MBE - Small Things Make The Difference in Preventing Pollution

  • Aubrey Calderwood: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Aubrey Calderwood - Using Tax Incentives to Encourage the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land