Tim Cutbill

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Director of Protect and Prepare Limited

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Tim served in the London Fire Brigade (LFB) for 31 years, progressing from fire-fighter to Assistant Commissioner. Throughout his career he focussed on providing a professional service the public with an emphasis on safety. He is a specialist in inter-operability between services and counter terrorism and lead teams responsible for event planning (2012 Olympics, Royal weddings), Londons transport infra-structure (London Undergound, Crossrail) and counter-terrorism response (London 2005 and 2017).

In 2012 he became the national Fire Rescue Service (FRS) Strategic lead for inter-operability, liaising with central government and partner agencies to develop and implement innovative changes including the multi-agency Counter Terrorism (CT) doctrine. He was also the strategic lead for the London Resilience Group, having delegated responsibility for the Mayors of Londons Civil Contingencies Act responsibilities, ensuring that the wider London 170 partners plan for and respond to events in a co-ordinated way.

Tims FRS career culminated in a secondment to the UK government Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where he regularly travelled overseas sharing best practice and helping capacity building in partner countries.

Since retiring Tim has set up Protect and Prepare Limited, the companies aim being to share a multi-agency approach to crisis management both within the UK and internationally. Protect and Prepare are currently supporting the Qatari government in the preparations for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.  

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