Our Advocates

Our Directors are supported by a Board of Advocates with wide-ranging and extensive experience of emergency management and crisis communication across a broad range of incidents, organisations and sectors. As well as enhancing what we deliver, through their knowledge, skills and international networks, they help to ensure EPiCC stays up to date, relevant and responsive to the rapidly changing nature of emergency management and crisis communication in today’s society.

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Chris Webb (MCIPR)​

EPiCC Director

Chris, a Director of EPiCC, is the former Head of News and Deputy Director of Media and Communication at the Metropolitan Police Service. 

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John Bates (MCIPR)


John (jb), a Director of EPiCC, is a freelance media and communications advisor working with blue chip organisations, on planned communications and issues management. 

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Dr Anne Eyre

Specialist Sociologist

Dr Anne Eyre is a sociologist specialising in psychosocial aspects of major incidents, emergency planning and disaster management.

Phil has spent over twelve years in public relations, with extensive experience of crisis communications.

Alec retired as Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary in late 2018, after serving for over 32 years in three police forces.

Roger is the former Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police.

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Dr. Rowena Hill


Dr. Rowena Hill is a psychologist in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University.

Harry is a Leadership expert, mentor and performance coach. Rosie mentors, performance coaches and facilitates events

David has amassed extensive experience in security risk consulting.

Manjeet is a marketing, change and culture management specialist