Our Associates

EPiCC and its Directors are supported by Associates 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.

Lorraine Churchill


Lorraine has decades of service working with government, military, non-profit, private and public sectors

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