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CROSS-UK Expert Panels


Expert Panels are at the heart of what we do. The Members are all volunteers.

 

What do the Expert Panels do?

Expert Panels comment on reports we receive. They use their experience to help you understand what can be learned from the reports. Where possible, they aim to identify the underlying causes of safety issues and make reference to other publications that those reading the report can access and use.

Designated People at CROSS-UK review each report submitted and decide which Expert Panel Members to send the reports to for comment. All reports are anonymised by the Designated People before being sent to the Members. The Members do not have access to the reporter’s personal information or the original information submitted as part of their report.

The anonymisation of reports ensures that the focus is on sharing lessons learned so that similar situations can be avoided, and not on attributing blame.

The Expert Panels have a number of other roles, including maintaining a continuing review of matters affecting safety in the built environment and helping to write other safety information for CROSS-UK.

 

Who sits on our Expert Panels?

CROSS-UK has two Expert Panels, one for fire safety and one for structural safety.

Our Expert Panels are comprised of leading experts in their respective professions. They come from a wide variety of sectors. Becoming a Member of one of our Expert Panels is a highly regarded honour.

All Members are selected for their personal attributes rather than representing an organisation or group. When joining an Expert Panel, Members make a commitment to act in an honest and transparent manner that is in the best interests of CROSS-UK.

CROSS-UK Fire Safety Expert Panel

This is the initial CROSS-UK Fire Safety Expert Panel. It will be expanded over time as required.

 

Luke Bisby

BEng, MSc(Eng), PhD, PEng (Ontario), Chartered Structural Engineer, FIStructE, FIFireE, FRSE

Personal Chair of Fire and Structures, Head of Research Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

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Mostyn Bullock

BEng CEng CFIFireE

Director, Tenos Ltd

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Matthew Canham

BEng (Hons) Eng Tech MIFireE MSFPE

Fire Engineer – National Fire Chiefs Council Protection, Policy and Reform Unit (Building Safety Programme Team)

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Roger Harrison

PhD, MEFE (Dist), CPhys, MInstP

Technical Director, Fire Safety, BRE Global

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Chris Leadbetter

Legal Director, Clyde & Co LLP

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Jon Pagan

MA(Cantab) CEng MIFireE

Technical Director, International Fire Consultants Ltd

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Mark Pundsack

BEng(Hons) CEng AIFireE MRICS FIStructE MInstLM

Assistant District Surveyor, City of London

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John Wolstenholme

BEng (Hons) FIStructE FIExpE MICE

Principal Nuclear Safety Inspector Civil/Structural and Explosives, Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

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CROSS-UK Structural Safety Expert Panel

Bill Hewlett (Chair)

MA CEng FICE FIET

Technical Director, British Board of Agrément

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John Wolstenholme (Vice-chair)

BEng (Hons) FIStructE FIExpE MICE

Principal Nuclear Safety Inspector Civil/Structural and Explosives, Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

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Thomas Aldridge

MA DipArch RIBA RIAS

Principal Construction Professional, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

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Jan Andresen

BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety (Construction), Health and Safety Executive

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Luke Bisby

BEng, MSc(Eng), PhD, PEng (Ontario), Chartered Structural Engineer, FIStructE, FIFireE, FRSE

Personal Chair of Fire and Structures, Head of Research Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

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Julie Bregulla FREng

Dipl.-Ing., PhD, CEng, FICE, MEWI

Professor of Engineering and Director at TEDI-London

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Steven Brunswick

BSc CEng FICE FCIOB

Independent consultant

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Aidan Cahill

BEng GMICE

Structural Safety Consultant, CROSS

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David Cormie

CEng CEnv FICE FIStructE

Associate Director, Arup

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Tony Jones

PhD CEng FICE FIStructE

Principal Structural Engineer, MPA The Concrete Centre

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Chris Leadbetter

Legal Director, Clyde & Co LLP

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David MacKenzie FREng

CEng BE MS FIStructE MASCE MHKIE

Senior Technical Director, COWI

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Allan Mann FREng

BSc PhD CEng FIStructE

Independent consultant

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Steven Odunmbaku

MSc CEng MIStructE ACMI

Principal Technical Specialist, NHBC

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Vlad Palan

MEng CEng FICE CMgr FCMI

Principal Structures Advisor, Highways England

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Mark Pundsack

BEng(Hons) CEng AIFireE MRICS FIStructE MInstLM

Assistant District Surveyor, City of London

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John Rees

BEng ACGI MSc DIC CEng FICE

Director, COWI

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John Rushton

BEng MSc CEng MICE MIStructE

Director - Buildings, Stantec

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Victoria Tinney

MEng CEng MIStructE GMICE

Senior Structural Engineer, SD Structures

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Mike Webster

BEng, MSc, PhD, DIC, CEng, FICE, FIStructE

Director, MPW R&R Ltd

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Steve Williams

BEng CEng FIStructE FICE AMAPM

Principal Discipline Expert, Capital Delivery, (Buildings and Civils) Technical Authority, Network Rail

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How can I become an Expert Panel Member?

We occasionally recruit new Members. This helps to maintain the high level of skills and experience on our Expert Panels. Sign up for email updates from CROSS-UK and we will let you know when we are recruiting new Members.