“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
(Martin Luther King, JR)

Academic Qualifications


Following on from his BSc (2.1) in Mining Engineering, Karl was sponsored by British Coal to investigate the effect of geological faults on mining subsidence, and come up with methods to predict/reduce the surface damage as a result of longwall coal mining activities to local properties. British Coal was paying large sums of compensation and wanted to reduce the negative perception of coal mining in the local communities. Karl developed two new methods of predicting fault movements and was able to reduce the significantly reduce the damage to properties on housing estates as a result of his work. Aa paper was subsequently published in a recognised journal.


Mining Engineering was a very broad engineering degree, and it allowed Karl to gain experience is everything from electronics, logistics, finance, mathematics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics through to management and law. This engineering-based education also allowed him exposure to various technical subjects and skill sets. He developed skills that are transferable to most industries such as problem solving, decision making, innovation, project management, team working and communication. Engineering is very much a hands on degree, and this has very much helped Karl throughout his career when he has needed to roll his sleeves up to get the job done.

Personal Developments


The Association of Project Management (APM) qualification provides a broad level of project management knowledge, incorporating best-practice processes and protocols which allows for much more efficient running of the projects.


The project-management methodology PRINCE2 (an acronym for Projects In Controlled Environments, version 2) qualification encompasses quality management, control and organisation of a project with consistency and review to align with project objectives.


Agile Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). A scrum master is the facilitator for an agile development team. Scrum is a methodology that allows a team to self-organize and make changes quickly, in accordance with agile principles. The scrum master manages the process for how information is exchanged.

Yellow Belt Six Sigma

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training is designed to provide a good understanding of the basic Lean Six Sigma methods and contribute to Lean Six Sigma projects, by addressing simple improvements. Yellow Belts are not experts in the methodology, but understand the activities, deliverables and key concepts of team problem-solving.

Security Clearance

Security Check (SC)

Clearance (valid to June 2025)

Ex Royal Engineer

Ex-Royal Engineer

(Territorial Army) attached to 507 STRE (Railways Infrastructure) and is the only formed Regular or Reserve unit with a railway design and construction capability.

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