Carol Felton, MIPR
Consultant Carol Felton has 29 years'
public relations experience in the chemical, coatings, fibres,
healthcare, textile, nuclear and leisure industries. Her
expertise spans corporate communications, strategic counsel to
senior executives, crisis and issues management, media
relations, financial calendar, corporate literature production
and internal communications.
She was previously engaged in handling external and some
internal communications for Akzo Nobel UK - the global
Dutch-based healthcare, coatings and chemical company -
following the acquisition of Courtaulds plc, where she was
Corporate PR Manager. Between 1997-2001, she was Chairperson
of the Chemical Industries Association's Media Relations
Carol specialises in: corporate issues
management/crisis communications; environmental issues, on
both corporate and business unit levels; and preparing and
supporting clients for accident and issues/reputation
challenges. She has managed the PR aspects of strategic,
prestigious corporate reputation programmes.
Carol has organised a number of crisis communications
workshops and simulation exercises. She has also implemented
crisis communications audits, devised procedures and manuals
and given guidance/advice to businesses on corporate
programmes (ie local community liaison/plant closures).
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Technical Consultant Ron Edmond has over 30
years' experience in the global chemicals industry. He is a
SHE (Safety, Health, Environment) practitioner, registered
Safety Auditor and an experienced incident responder.
Ron’s career began as a Chemical Engineer, managing major
hazard processes in the chemical industry. He then moved to
health and safety and held the position of Safety Manager for
a chemicals major for 12 years. During this time, he became
highly knowledgeable in emergency response theory and
practical response. Today, he acts as a Consultant for all
aspects of incident assessment, management, training and
Ron specialises in major hazard site operations and
transport incident emergency response. He undertakes systems
audit and emergency plan production, together with training in
chemical incident management and simulated exercises (under
the most arduous of conditions) and real-time coaching. He has
unique knowledge of the inter-working of the emergency
services, regulators and industry. His forte is on-scene
Ron has created and delivered hundreds of emergency
exercises, in the UK and Europe, focusing on simulated
chemical incidents. These have also involved other sectors,
including nuclear, rail, ports, road hauliers, emergency
services, the military and regulators. He has also
participated in drafting the standards for IchemE, government
and industry. In addition, he is a Council Member of SIESO and
has lectured at many venues, including Morton in Marsh Fire
Service College, Easingwold Emergency Planning Centre, the CIA
and government legislative launches on many issues relating to
emergency response and crisis management.
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Consultant Brian Swithenbank is a SHE (Safety, Health,
Environment) professional (MIOSH) with over 30 years'
experience in the hazardous chemicals industry. He became an
independent consultant in 1997, providing safety expertise
primarily to the chemical industry.
He graduated as an Industrial Chemist and has spent 10
years in plant management, five years in plant development and
13 years as a Company Safety Officer. In the latter position,
his responsibilities included five production sites, two
R&D facilities and an administrative centre.
Brian is familiar with all elements of loss control and has
specialist experience of major hazard risk assessment. This
includes the elimination or reduction of risk through
engineered solutions and the construction, provision and
maintenance of contingency/emergency/crisis plans.
In the construction of contingency/emergency/crisis plans,
Brian has shared knowledge and experience with leading
organisations across many sectors. He believes that training
and exercises (particularly for key role-players) builds
teams, increases commitment, empowers individuals and makes
emergency response effective.
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Consultant John Mattison is a former
financial journalist with the Evening Standard and Sunday
Times. He has over 25 years' experience in financial and
corporate public relations. Prior to establishing his own
consultancy, he was head of the Financial and Corporate
Practice in London for Hill & Knowlton and
John works closely with the financial and stock market
community and his clients include investment banks, major
investment institutions, professional firms and markets. He
has, therefore, an intimate understanding of the attitudes and
information requirements of the financial community and how
they are likely to respond to sensitive corporate issues and
crisis situations. This close knowledge also extends to the
national financial media, which exerts such a powerful
influence over City opinion.
John has lectured widely on the needs of the business
media. He has also designed and led numerous media training
programmes for clients from a wide range of business
John has undertaken numerous sensitive and senior level
research projects among City and other opinion formers.
Clients have included Goldman Sachs, Royal & Sun Alliance,
Royal Bank of Scotland, Guardian Royal Exchange, the New York
Stock Exchange, Lloyd’s of London, British Gas, British Rail,
Coopers & Lybrand, Andersen Consulting, Vodafone, Racal,
SmithKline Beecham and Slough Estates.
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Walter J Anzer MBE, MCIM
In a 25 year career dedicated to the food industry, TRS
Reprise Consultant Walter Anzer has worked with a broad
spectrum of global majors in his role as Secretary to leading
UK and European trade associations. His experience spans the
import/export, manufacture and distribution of fresh and
processed foods, embracing a hands-on knowledge of the
science, production and labelling of food and drink. He is
based in London.
Walter's specialist knowledge is very much in the area of
gathering, disseminating and advising on European Union and UK
food policy development and legislation. In this capacity he
can help clients to influence regulatory proposals at draft
stage, before they are circulated for comment. He has long
established contacts with the Food Standards Agency (FSA),
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and
relevant committees, UK Port Health, Lacots (Local Authorities
Co-ordinating Body for Trading Standards) and the European
Commission and other legislative bodies of the EU. He also
advises overseas trade associations on the EU.
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Geelmuyden.Kiese, with net fees of NOK 82
million in 2001 and 80 employees, is one of the largest
consultancies in Scandinavia specialising in strategic
communication consulting. The company, based in Oslo, develops
strategy, conducts analysis, and provides media relations,
public affairs, financial public relations, advertising,
design, events management, editorial and 24-hour crisis
To find out more, please visit http://www.geelmuyden-kiese.com/
RF Comunicação, based in São Paulo,
is a marketing communications agency providing a wide variety
of public relations advice and consultancy. Its clients are
largely national and international companies in Brazil and
Central and South America.
To find out more,
please visit http://www.rodrigues-freire.com.br/