Paul Collard, is the ICPEM Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and an ICPEM Trustee. He completed his 32 year career with Sussex Police in May 2019 finishing as the Emergency Planning Manager and Brexit Coordinator for both Surrey & Sussex Police. He is now the Emergency Planning Manager for Mid Sussex District Council.
Paul joined the ICPEM in 2004 and became a Fellow in 2014, Treasurer in 2016 and Membership Secretary in 2017.
During his Police career Paul was involved in the response to a number of Major Incidents including the Shortgate Fireworks factory explosion and as the Police Silver Commanders Tactical Advisor at the Shoreham Airshow crash, then subsequently part of the Victim recovery process as the Victim Audit Area Manager.
Paul has extensive practical and planning experience in the Event industry having been an integral part of a 12 hour music event in his then home town of Mayfield. East Sussex as the Safety and Security Manager on 4 occasions. He chairs the Mid Sussex Safety Advisory Group.
Paul has a Diploma in Emergency Planning from Coventry University and the Certificate in BCI.