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Chris Ottaway – Managing Director

Chris Ottaway

BSc(Hons) Environmental Engineering.
Chartered Engineer (C.Eng).
European Engineer (Eur.Ing).
Member of the Institute of Chartered Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE).
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Public Health (FRSPH).
Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety (RMaPS).
CDM Consultant (CDMC No 011550).
Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (FIHEEM). Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (MCQI).
Chartered Quality Professional (CQP)
Registered Lead Auditor of Quality Systems (A002626).
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management – Affiliate Member.
Certified Practitioner (CP) (health and safety within scope).
Asbestos Supervisors Licence.
Certified Construction Inspector.
Certified Environmental Specialist.
Food Hygiene for Manufacturing Level 2.
London Fire Brigade trained for fire safety and fire risk assessments.

Chris has over 30 years experience dealing with and managing senior management construction issues. Prior to setting up Ottaway & Associates Ltd, Chris has held executive positions with:

  • 1980 – 1984 London Hospital Engineering Officer
  • 1984 – 1987 Islington Health Authority District Design Engineer.
  • 1987 – 1990 London Borough of Hackney Directorate of Technical and Contract Services Central Mechanical Group Engineer
  • 1990 – 1992 Kent County Council Mid Kent Building Maintenance Department Head of Maintenance


Brian Lee – Operations Director

Brain Lee

Q.A. Assessor
NEBOSH Certificate
NVQ Level 4 - Health & Safety
Chartered Member of Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Certificate of Competence in Road Haulage (HGV 1)
Member of Institute of Leadership and Management
Member of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management

Having joined the company in 1996 to help develop our health and safety activities, Brian has over 30 years safety experience in fields as diverse as Civil Engineering, Logistic Engineering, Road Haulage, Manufacture and Aviation. He has travelled extensively in the UK, The Far East, Middle East, United States and in Europe.


David Crawforth – Head of Health and Safety

David Crawforth

B.Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety (RMaPS)
CDM Consultants (CDMC No. 011749)
Member - The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM)
NEBOSH General Certificate

Dave joined Ottaway in 2010 and Heads up our Health and Safety Operation - covering the full spectrum of consultancy and site inspection activities. He is also a CDM Consultant and works with Chris on our larger CDM appointments.


Simon Adamson – Project Manager

Simon Adamson

Nebosh General Certificate
Nebosh Construction Certificate
NVQ4 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
Nebosh Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management.
Environmental Lead Auditor
Quality Lead Auditor
City and Guilds 7303 (Train the Trainer)

Simon joined the company in 2010 and brings with him a wealth of experience relating to construction site and safety management. Simon also heads up our safety training operation.


Murray Reid – Head of HR Consultancy

Murray Reid

B.Sc. Hons Psychology. University of Wales. 1978
Master of Business Administration. City University. 1987


Ron Emery – Project Manager

Ron sadly passed away in 2010. Although not with us in person his influence and professional ethos will always be part of the business.