Professor David Crouch has an extensive background in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) remediation processes and technologies, having worked with numerous international agencies 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 global subject matter expert in Defence & Public Safety for science based technology company, 3M.
A professional chemist, with more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of materials science, respiratory protection and CBRN decontamination science, David is also a chartered chemist and fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 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 Convener of CEN Technical Committee 391 - Working Group 2 (CBRNe), David supports European societal & citizen security and safety stakeholders to help ensure preparedness, cooperation, and a culture of security.