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:
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