Andrew began his career of over 35 years in crisis response operations and training with the British Army, specialising in; transportation, the movement of personnel and equipment around the world and Army landing craft.
On leaving the Army he initially worked on short term projects supporting young people, first in the voluntary sector on sail training ships, then with Aberdeen City Council Children’s Services. The partnership working on these projects led to a Scottish Government appointment within Grampian Police, coordinating all joint agency emergency response plans for the Grampian Police area, which included the North Sea and its oil and gas operations.
Andrew also helped to develop Scotland’s national resilience guidance, “Preparing Scotland”. A move into emergency response and crisis management consultancy saw Andrew delivering services mainly to the oil and gas sector worldwide, enabling him to spend three years in South East Asia as a senior consultant.
On returning to the UK, Andrew moved back to the wider transport sector, becoming Head of Crisis Management for the world’s biggest travel company, TUI. Having successfully completed crisis management and incident response improvement projects involving TUI UK’s cruise ships, airline, tour operations and internal business continuity,
Andrew decided it was time for the next big challenge and established his own consultancy company. He has been delighted to find so many likeminded people within the GoCrisis family and thoroughly enjoys working with them on projects. When he’s not doing work for GoCrisis, Andrew currently lectures on Emergency & Crisis Management to students from Qatar’s emergency services.
How do you make your organisation more resilient?
Andrew Couper – GoCrisis Senior Associate