Andrew Couper

Senior Associate

Location: UK & EU, Middle East

Andrew began his operational and training career in the Army, specialising in; transportation, the movement of personnel and equipment around the world and Army landing craft. On leaving the Army he initially worked on short term projects supporting young people, first in the voluntary sector on sail training ships, then with Aberdeen City Council Children’s Services. The partnership working on these projects led to a Scottish Government job within Grampian Police, coordinating all joint agency emergency response plans for the Grampian Police area, which included the North Sea, and helping to develop Scotland’s resilience guidance, “Preparing Scotland”.

Upon the centralision of Police and Fire Services in Scotland, Andrew moved into emergency response and crisis management consultancy with a company delivering services mainly to the oil and gas sector worldwide, enabling him to spend three years in South East Asia as a senior consultant. The oil price drop affected the company, which provided Andrew the opportunity to move back to the wider transport sector, becoming Head of Crisis Management for the world’s biggest travel company, TUI. Having successfully completed crisis management and incident response improvement projects involving TUI’s cruise ships, airline, tour operations and internal business continuity, and being a regular presenter for ABTA on crisis management.