We employ a number of specialists who lead directly for RB Safety on specific activities in Defence or Energy and Infrastructure sectors
David joined RB Safety after a highly successful 27 years in the Royal Navy where he gained a significant level of operational experience as well as working in the policy, programmes and plans divisions of the MOD and the Royal Navy. This included development of the long term strategy for the sustainment of the UK sovereign capability to deliver nuclear powered submarines that was the forerunner of the propulsion solution now being delivered for the Successor SSBN, HMS Dreadnought and class.
Al Skinner joined RB Safety in 2012 having developed a considerable level of experience in industry supporting the UK submarine acquisition and in-service programme. He has continued this while with us, focussing on Astute Class capabilities and is now the lead for financial and commercial issues for the company as the Finance Director.
Lead for Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M)
Julian is an expert in Project, Programme and Portfolio management with over 30 years experience in the Royal Navy and a further 10 years in the private sector. His breadth of knowledge and history includes submarine weapons engineer charge appointments, maritime capability sponsorship in the MOD, management of the Deterrent programme for CSSE, Fleet Management Board resourcing and capability development for the Type 26 Frigate.
Lead for Safety and Engineering
Mike joined RB Safety after a very successful career in the Royal Navy that culminated in his role as Director Submarines in the DE&S, responsible for the design, production and support of the Royal Navy’s future nuclear powered submarines, reflecting the transition from Design to Manufacture of the Dreadnought Class SSBN. Mike has a track record of managing MOD Design Authorities, has been responsible for safety and output at the waterfront and is now, in his role as RB Safety’s Engineering Director, leading our expansion in the civil nuclear sector.
Alastair Graham OBE MVO
Lead for C4I2, Digital and Cyber
Alastair leads our C4I2, Digital and Cyber consultancy, and peer-review for complex programmes. He has led several highly sensitive Command, Control and Communications programmes to maintain UK strategic Defence capabilities for the 21st Century. He has a proven track record responsible for senior stakeholder engagement in Defence, with cross-Government agencies, and Tier-1 Defence suppliers, including capability management and assurance for assets and infrastructure valued >£500M.
Lead for Supportability Engineering
Simon has worked in the maritime domain for over 30 years and has considerable engineering and support credentials to meet the requirements of the client. Having operated as a submarine Weapons Engineer and more recently as the Head of a large in-service support Project Team within the DE&S, Simon has extensive experience of acceptance of platforms and capability into service, whole-life support, through-life capability management and dealing with equipment obsolescence. He has been able to bring his credentials to bear in resolving ILS issues relating to the Queen Elizabeth Class CVF, through transition, to support initial entry into service.
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