Carolyn is one of the co-founders of ABC and has more than 25 years’ experience in accident prevention.
Carolyn worked for 17 years as Founder and Director of a British charity, the Children’s Fire and Burn Trust, which has now been renamed the Children’s Burn Trust.
She has also has worked extensively at a professional level with Government initiatives on major community projects with charities both in the UK and abroad, training professionals in the field as well as the public.
She worked with RoSPA to help establish the UK Government Safe at Home Scheme for London and the South East and sat on the NICE committee for establishing guidelines for Unintentional Injuries for the Under 15’s.
She Chaired the European Burn Prevention Committee and is the UK representative on the advisory board of the Phoenix Burns Project in Cape Town, South Africa.
She sits on the executive committees of several safety organisations including the National Home Safety Committee and London Home & Water Safety Council.
Carolyn was also instrumental is establishing Fit for Safety Ltd, which works to help reduce unintentional injuries for the early years and later life both in the UK and overseas.
In 2000, as part of the Millennium Honours List, she was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to children and accident prevention.
Mike is the Founder /Chairman of London-based executive search firm Cripps Sears and Partners Ltd, and head of the company’s Energy practice.
Educated in the UK, Mike spent his early career in industry/industrial management and founded Cripps Sears while still in his 20s. Initially based in London’s upmarket Knightsbridge, its target market was fairly broad and not initially focused on the oil and gas sector. However, by the late 1970s Mike’s interest had turned in that direction, with regular visits to Aberdeen.
Over time, the focus of the company both broadened geographically, opening international offices in 4/5 other locations and narrowed. By the early 80s it had become well known in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Mike is himself active globally.