Contact Richard Clarke
Bio: Richard Clarke is a Director of Arthur D. Little and leader of the firm’s Risk Practice, based in Cambridge. His work focuses on safety management in the transportation, energy and construction sectors. He has 25 years of experience working at executive levels, helping corporations to assess risk control arrangements and develop leadership approaches, management systems, organization, procedures and tools to respond to business needs for managing risk. He has led many assignments throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Richard Clarke holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds and, as a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is a chartered engineer. He was Global Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little from 2004 to 2006.
Contact Clive Adams
Bio: Clive Adams is an Associate Director of Arthur D. Little’s Risk Practice and based in Cambridge, UK. His work focuses on assurance of safety-critical systems and products. With a background in system engineering, he has 20 years of experience in a variety of sectors. His most recent experience is focused on the rail sector, in which he has worked for a wide variety of both metro and mainline operators and suppliers in Europe, Asia and America. His work has included independent safety assessment, safety management systems review, and safety and project risk assessment. He holds both DPhil and BEng (Hons.) degrees in Computer Science from the University of York. As a member of both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Safety and Reliability Society, he is a chartered engineer.
Contact John Barker
Bio: John Barker is a Principal of Arthur D. Little, based in Cambridge, UK. His work focuses on the modeling of safety risk in the gas utilities and rail sectors. He has 15 years’ experience in the rail, utilities and oil & gas industries, and has worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, America and Africa. His recent work has included: asset valuation of pipeline networks; development of national safety risk models for level crossing risk; and development of safety risk performance models for gas infrastructure. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Contact Marcus Beard
Bio: Marcus Beard is an Associate Director of Arthur D Little’s Risk Practice with 18 years’ experience advising clients at senior levels in a diverse range of organizations. He has extensive experience of the transport sector (mainly rail), but also has experience of risk management in the construction, process industries and utilities sectors. Though based in the UK, he has considerable international experience, having worked across much of Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, North Africa and Australia.
Marcus’ key skills include providing independent safety review, developing safety improvement programs, developing and reviewing corporate risk governance arrangements, risk assessment and risk management, culture assessment, and delivery of executive-level training. Marcus is a lead tutor of Arthur D Little's training courses, including the two-day Strategic Safety Management Program, which is provided to executive/senior management level, and has developed and delivered a number of other training courses.
Marcus has served the Crown Court as an expert witness following a number of high-profile fatal accidents in the rail sector. Marcus holds a BEng (First Class with Honors) in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering from the University of Bath.
Contact David Boulton
Bio: David Boulton is a Principal in Arthur D. Little’s Risk Practice. He works in the area of assurance of safety-critical systems, concentrating mainly on the rail sector, both mainline and metro, but has also worked for several years in the highways sector, helping the development and deployment of safety management systems. He has over 20 years of experience working in safety and risk assessment, building on experience gained from working in a development environment. Current work includes projects based in Europe, Asia and North America, with a range of rail suppliers and operators. David holds an MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Surrey. He is a member of the IET and a chartered engineer.
Contact Silvia Fernandez
Bio: Silvia Fernandez is a Manager of the Arthur D. Little Risk Practice, based in Cambridge, UK. She has 10 years of experience in risk management and assessment work across a range of sectors, including oil & gas, petrochemical, transport and engineering. During these years, Silvia has managed a wide range of assignments in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia. She is a graduate of University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where she obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering, and also holds a Master in Advance Process Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK. A native Spaniard, she is fluent in English and Italian.
Contact Michael Kruse
Bio: Michael Kruse is a Partner and head of the Central European Energy & Utilities practice based in Frankfurt. He is associated with Arthur D. Little’s Operations Management and Chemicals Practices. His work focuses on strategy and project development of large-scale capital investment programs in the power sector, including conventional and renewable energies.
Michael also gained experience in the development of functional strategies and organization design within the chemicals sector. His most recent consulting work is focused on planning the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and economic and risk assessment of power plant lifetime extension programs. His work has included project risk assessment and the development of condition-driven program planning for plant engineering, procurement and construction projects. He holds an M.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Business Administration from the University of Muenster, Germany, specializing in Operations Management, and an Associate Degree in Banking.
Contact Stefano Milanese
Bio: Stefano Milanese is a Partner of Arthur D. Little based in Milan, leading the Risk Practice in Italy and responsible of global coordination.
He has over 15 years' experience in consulting having worked for major Italian and international companies in the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors throughout Europe, the Middle East, America and Africa focusing on risk management and sustainability topics.
Stefano Milanese holds an engineering degree from Politecnico di Torino and a Master from Rotterdam Erasmus University.
Contact James Perry
Bio: James Perry is a Principal in Arthur D. Little’s Risk Practice, with over 15 years’ experience in hazard analysis, safety performance improvement and risk assessment, focused mainly on the upstream & downstream energy, petrochemical, specialty chemical and utilities sectors. He has considerable overseas experience, working with international delivery teams on assignments throughout North Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. His work has included: independent design review of greenfield facilities and major asset expansion projects; development of project and safety risk models for oil & gas infrastructure projects; delivery of strategic-level safety performance reviews and operational-level process safety management auditing programs; development of safety performance improvement programs and implementation support; and delivery of safety management training programs to senior and middle managers. He holds an MEng (First Class with Honors) in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Management from the University of Birmingham, during which time he participated in the ERASMUS Program at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is a committee member of the East Anglian Branch of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a chartered engineer.
Contact Daniel Roos
Bio: Daniel Roos is a Principal in Arthur D. Little’s Gothenburg office and is leading the Technology & Innovation Management practice in the Nordics. His work focuses on product and technology management, product development and project risk management. Furthermore, he has gained significant experience worldwide on different topics, including strategic guidance, organizational improvement balancing global and local needs, and business transformation. He has extensive consulting experience across multiple industries, such as automotive, engineering & manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods, telecom, and health care.
Daniel Roos holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology.
Contact Alfredo Verna
Bio: Alfredo Verna is an Associate Director of Arthur D. Little, based in Cambridge, UK. His work focuses on the analysis of uncertainty and risk in the design and operation of facilities. He has 25 years of experience in the oil & gas and chemical industries and has worked in over 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, America and Africa. His work has included: independent design review for new and revamped plants; process safety audits; asset valuation of pipeline networks; development and implementation of EHS management systems; EHS due diligence and audits; and cost benefit analysis of plant improvement opportunities. He holds an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico of Turin and is a chartered engineer. A native Italian, he is fluent in English and Spanish.
Contact Stephen Watson
Bio: Stephen Watson is a Principal of Arthur D. Little, based in Cambridge, UK. His work focuses on the assessment and development of safety leadership in the energy, transport and construction sectors. He has over 20 years of experience in safety management, leadership and culture in high-hazard industries, operating throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He is our lead tutor for client training programs to develop leadership and strategic management of safety competencies for executives, as well as accident and incident investigation skills for senior managers. He regularly presents papers and chair sessions at the annual International Railway Safety Council, and his recent work has included: a strategic review of safety for a large exploration and production company; independent risk assessment of organizational changes in a cross-border railway operator; and the design and delivery of a training program for over 1,000 senior staff in a multinational transport and property company. He holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and, as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, is a chartered engineer, chartered scientist and European engineer. He is an Honorary Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, where he helps teach safety as part of the undergraduate degree course.