David Crouch has a specialist background in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) remediation processes and technologies, having worked with numerous international agencies, academia and the private sector. He has worked in Europe, North America, the Far East, Middle East and Asia Pacific on CBRN remediation programs and delivered training to various international agencies on CBRN related issues. Ranging from anthrax remediation operations in Turkey to Nuclear decommissioning programs in the United Kingdom and United States. He is currently the technical director for science-based consulting company, United CBRN Limited.
A professional chemist, with more than 28 years’ experience in the fields of materials science, respiratory protection and CBRN decontamination science, David is also a chartered chemist and scientist, fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. He is a visiting professor at Cranfield University (Defence & Security) and is the former chairman of CBRN-UK (2016-2019), the UK industry’s specialist CBRN interest group. He is a member of the Emergency Planning Society - CBRN Professional Working Group and also represents BSI on the national PH/004 (Respiratory Protection) & CBRN (BS8468) standard committees. As well as internationally on the ISO TC94 SC15 Working Group 7 CBRN committee. As former convener of CEN Technical Committee 391 - Working Group 2 (CBRNe), David still supports European societal & citizen security and safety stakeholders to help ensure preparedness, cooperation, and a culture of security.