Chief (Ret) Cletus comes along with many years of airport operations experience having worked at both Changi and Abu Dhabi airports. He has accumulated over 40 years of ground operations having managed the airfield fire protection and safety needs on the airside.
Chief (Ret) Cletus received his Master’s in Business Administration from University of Birmingham and Master’s of Science in Disaster Management at Cranfield University.
He was also conferred the Public Service Administration medal in 2008 by the Singapore Government.
Vice Chairman, IAFPA Director, Falck Fire Services, UK
John has worked within the Aviation Fire and Rescue Service for over 36 years in Military and Civil Airports, including roles within Senior Management at London Heathrow and Gatwick.
In these roles, he gained extensive operational experience in management of complex operations, before working in the Safety Regulation Group of the UK Civil Aviation Authority as an Aerodrome Inspector within the Aerodrome Standards department.
Vice Chairman, IAFPA Group Head of Assurance for AGS Airports Limited, UK
2, IAFPA Group Head of Assurance for AGS Airports Limited, UK
Gillies Crichton is HSE Compliance Manager for BAA Ltd, based at Glasgow Airport. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in command & control and crisis management having led the Glasgow Airport Crisis Team during the Terrorist Attack on the Airport in June 2007. He is in great demand as a speaker at conferences worldwide on various topics including the terrorist attack, emergency planning, risk & business continuity.
Gillies has successfully completed an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management through Leicester University and was shortlisted for the Business Continuity Manager of the year in 2012 at the prestigious CIR awards in London.
Leow Eng Hock
Secretary, IAFPA Head, School of AES, CAAS
Leow Eng Hock
4, IAFPA Head, School of AES, CAAS
Treasurer, IAFPA Senior Associate, Changi Airport Group
Colin has worked within the aviation industry for 18 years and was the former Head of Operations at Edinburgh Airport.
He is now currently the Company Director at Canmore Professional Solutions, providing in depth consultancy on Fire, Airport Operations, Aerodrome Licensing, Task and Resource Analysis, Safety Management Systems, Emergency Planning, Regulatory Auditing and Compliance.
Executive Council Member, Chief, AES, Changi Airport Group, Singapore
Neil Swailes is the Chief AES Officer at Auckland International Airport Limited. He started his career working at Auckland Airport in the Emergency Services department in 1997 and has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.
He has led and influenced some key initiatives from commissioning and transitioning firefighting vehicles and tactics, to the aspects of mental wellbeing and physical fitness for firefighters.
Executive Council Member, Chief, ARFF, State of Hawaii Airports, United States
6, Chief, ARFF, State of Hawaii Airports, United States
In 1987 Brian joined the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Department of Public Safety as a Public Safety Recruit. He served for three years in various Police and Fire Service Divisions becoming a HazMat Technician and a member of the Hazardous Materials Team. In 1990 Brian served as a Fire Captain in the Fire Rescue Division. In 1992 he was selected for promotion to Battalion Chief and served as the Hazardous Materials Coordinator and Shift Training Coordinator for the Fire Rescue Division.
In 1999 Brian was promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations over the Fire Rescue Division. He also served as the Assistant Chief of Training over the Career Development Division and assumed responsibility for all Fire Training (internal and external) and Public Safety Applicant processing at DFW Airport.
In 2007, Brian was promoted to Fire Chief of DFW International Airport. His duties include assisting in the overall planning, directing and coordinating of Airport public safety functions; leading the fire service emergency response programs; providing professional development of fire service personnel; managing an International Fire Training Research Center facility; providing customer safety programs and participating in emergency and disaster planning. Under Brian’s leadership, DFW Airport Fire Service continues to set the standard of safety and training excellence that the world has come to expect as he represents the Airport in numerous local, state, national, and international organizations and associations.
Executive Council Member, Managing Director, Aviation Rescue Services Pte Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
6, Managing Director, Aviation Rescue Services Pte Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Peter is the Managing Director of Aviation Rescue Services Pty Ltd. He is also the Managing Director of First Aid Training Group (Australia), Director of the International Aviation Fire Protection Association (IAFPA), Director of the ARFF Working Group (USA), a committee delegate of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), and a member of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC).
He has received the National Award for Professional Excellence (Awarded by the Australian Federal Government), the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) National Award, Victorian State High-Achievers Award and numerous commendations.
Executive Council Member, Managing Director, S. K. Rosenbauer Pte Ltd, Singapore
6, Managing Director, S. K. Rosenbauer Pte Ltd, Singapore
Glenn commenced employment with Airservices Australia – Aviation Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) service in 1986 at Perth Airport in Western Australia. From 1986 until 2002 he worked at various locations and rank levels, including a secondment to the ARFF training college as an Instructor in 2001. In early 2003 Glenn was promoted to the position of Fire Station Manager at Canberra Airport in the Australian Capital Territory.
In 2004 Glenn joined the ARFF Senior Management team as a Superintendent and in 2005 was promoted to his current level and became a member of the ARFF Executive. From 2005 to 2008 Glenn was the Australian representative on the ICAO ARFF Working Group and in 2006/2007 he managed a project team to provide assistance to the ARFF service at Mumbai International Airport, India.
Glenn was seconded in early 2008 to negotiate the employment (industrial) agreements for all Airservices Australia’s employees (ARFF, Air Traffic Control and the Corporate/Support areas). In 2010 Glenn successfully completed his Master’s Degree in Management.
During 2011/2012 Glenn spent time working in the Airservices Air Traffic Control (ACT) group as a member of the ATC Executive. In late 2012 Glenn was asked to rejoin the ARFF Executive and take up the role of Chief Fire Officer. Glenn is now based at Airservices head office in Canberra, but also spends much of his time across AFF’s 26 Fire Stations.
Security Consultant, Auckland Airport, Director, NZ & South Pacific
10, Auckland Airport, Director, NZ & South Pacific
Managing Director, Crisis Response, Director, England & Wales, UK
11, Crisis Response, Director, England & Wales, UK
Colin is a founding member of the IAFPA and was a Station Officer within Royal Berkshire Fire & Resuce Service in the UK. He had 30 years service and served his last 20 years of service within a Fire Safety roll with operational and Fire Investigation commitments.
Colin's present role is Operations Director at Risk Warden. He is also the CEO of FireNet International Ltd and Crisis Response Journal.