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ABOUT

Director – Oakview Consultants Ltd


Born and brought up on a farm in Africa. I spent much of my early life in the African bush hunting & 'messing about'.

My first proper job was as a conservation officer (Game Ranger) in the Kafue National Park, Zambia.

My early professional life in the UK was as an officer in HM Forces. On leaving the forces I completed a BSc (Hons) in marine engineering and an MSc in engineering safety and moved into a career as a safety engineer. I spent 20 years advising and leading projects for a range of industries from heavy industry to British wild life parks.


I have been fortunate to run, advise and provide logistical support for a range of expeditions in central America (Belize), North Africa (Sahel region) and Caribbean.

In addition to teaching bushcraft, I have been involved in training folk in stuff like:

  • Scuba Diving

  • Beach lifeguards

  • Karate

  • Shooting


Qualifications and training

  • BSc Marine Engineering

  • MSc (Ergonomics & Safety Engineering)

  • Chartered member of Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH)

  • Swift Water Rescue Technician (level 1)

  • BSAC Advanced Diver & Joint services Sub Aqua Diving Supervisor (military)

  • K38 swift water and open water PWC rescue boat operator

  • Shotakan karate (shodan)

  • Expedition Leader (military)

  • Field Guide Association of South Africa (FGASA) level 1 field guide

  •  Member of British Deer Society

  • Deer Stalking Certificate – level 1

  • NRA Range Conducting Officer – Gallery rifle & pistol range / High Muzzle Energy (HME)

  • Dangerous Game Course© co-owner and instructor

  •  Zoo & Expedition Fire Arms Course© co-owner and instructor 

  •  BASC Trade Member

  • Attended 2015 -2016 NVQ level 4 Bushcraft Leadership Course