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Tony Thompson

Tony ThompsonTony’s experience in emergency management extends over 40 years. Service in the RAF was followed by 32 years in the British Transport Police, then roles as Head of Regional Resilience for South West England, and Head of UK Emergency Response for the British Red Cross.

As a police superintendent he had command experience at many of the UK’s major train accidents including the Clapham and Paddington train crashes. In the 2004 Boscastle flooding he was the lead government representative for recovery arrangements, and during his Red Cross service played a strategic role in UK and international emergencies.

Now working in the private sector, he is providing aviation security and crisis management training in the UK and overseas and advising residents in North Kensington on matters linked with the Grenfell Tower Fire. He holds a law degree and a Master’s in civil emergency management and is a former Chair of the Emergency Planning Society. He is an ICPEM Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).