Group Compliance Officer, Siderise Group
Adrian is a Member of the Energy Institute a Graduate of Institute of Fire Engineers and Chartered Fire Engineer. Adrian previously supported Dubai Civil Defence as a Fire Service technical advisor in respect of Operational Intervention, Crisis and Strategic Risk Management, Companies Approvals and fire investigation.
The role also included having responsibility for the review and approval of equipment, products and systems for DCD listing and the issue of NOCs and approval of facade and cladding systems.
Before arriving in Dubai, Adrian spent 38 years with the UK Fire and Rescue Service the last 4 of which as the Director of the Fire Engineering, Building Design and Fire Investigation courses at the UK Fire Service College. As a PRINCE 2 practitioner, He was also seconded to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as the North of England project manager responsible for the implementation of National Critical Infrastructure Projects of the UK Fire and Rescue Services. A principal function during this time was to assist in the creation and implementation of new UK Fire Safety Legislation such as the Licensing Act 2005, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) as well as the development of UKFRS Efficiency and Effectiveness initiatives and implementing the change management required to realise such processes.
Adrian, as a Chartered Fire Engineer provides nearly 40 Years of essential commercial, project management and leadership experience for project teams, and possesses concept foresight and design understanding for extensive fire safety engineering, code consulting and business development. He has worked for UK and Global Multi-Discipline and Boutique Fire Engineering Consultancies, including the establishment of one of the first Royal Oman Police Fire Engineering Consultancies in Oman. During his time as a Consultant Adrian was responsible for the creation, delivery, commissioning and management of challenging Building and transportation Projects, including Heathrow Airport, Qatar Gold line, Hospital projects in the UK, Georgia, Oman and Ireland, above and below ground Railway projects, large assembly buildings, Sports Stadia, challenging Residential and commercial developments, as well as the development of critical infrastructure projects.
Adrian is a forensic fire investigator with the International Association of Arson Investigators and was responsible for the creation, development and implementation of the first Arson Task Force for the UK. Adrian sits on the editorial board with the British Standards Institute committee – FH14 for British standards 9999, 9991 and 7974. Most recently Adrian was involved in the reissue of the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practise 2018 and re-wrote the Sections dealing with Facades, Fire Stopping, Facilities for Fire Service intervention, and Materials and systems testing.