Karl is passionate about conserving human life throughout his vibrant career exceeding 30 years and has held many positions that have made a real impact on people’s working conditions. He is passionate about promoting the importance of mental health at work as a main aspect of overall employee health and safety.
Having served in multiple conflicts over 13 years in HM Armed Forces, Karl progressed through a series of appointments specialising in health and safety for organisations including Carillion PLC, Babcock Rail & Facilities Management, Transfield Services PLC. For the last 8 years Karl was Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer for Thames Water during which time he was voted ‘The Most Influential Person in Health & Safety’ (2019) by the 600,000 global readers of SHP.
Karl’s advice is regularly sought at government level. He is also a lecturer at the University of Cambridge where he has developed and delivered the Safety, Security & Health syllabus on both their undergraduate and postgraduate / masters engineering programmes at the Department of Engineering. Karl also holds a position as non-executive director on the board of the global organisation ‘Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor’. In 2020 Karl was awarded an OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 2020 New Year’s Honours for Services to Mental Health Policy.