The Managing Director of ALCO-Safe
An electronic engineer specialising in scientific measurement instrumentation, he became involved with alcohol detection in the early seventies and has maintained continuous contact with leaders in this field. To this, drug detection is now added. He has served on national committees concerned with the alcohol problem and played a major role in a working group investigating the effectiveness and validity of breath alcohol testing for legal enforcement purposes. Many of his articles have been published in major health, safety, transport and security journals. Additionally, he is called upon to provide information to daily newspapers on a regular basis. He has provided assistance and made private presentations to many major organizations and to professional interest groups and societies. Much of this work has involved bringing management and workforce representatives together in the development of agreed substance abuse policies and programmes. Much of his knowledge has arisen from experience gained from conducting seminars in substance abuse management and from responding to hundreds of alcohol related enquiries directed to his own company over a period of more than forty years.