Mark brings a wealth of experience to Brookes Bell. Prior to joining the company, he worked with the London Fire Brigade for over twenty years, specialising in fire origin and cause investigations, and fire behaviour. Mark has carried out over 2,000 fire investigations, ranging from small compartment fires to multi-million pound losses, and including those of accidental and deliberate origin. He has also given expert testimony in Coroners, Magistrates and Crown Courts on numerous occasions.
He joins the business as the company continues to expand its scope and scale, increasing its operations around the globe and developing regional centres of excellence.
Dave Myers, an associate and fire investigator at Brookes Bell, said: “Fire and explosion investigation is a key part of our work at Brookes Bell. Mark Ross is a hugely respected investigator with a wealth of experience. He is therefore perfectly placed to bolster our fire investigation team as we continue to offer global expertise in the marine, energy and offshore, and industrial sectors.”
Mark comments: “Brookes Bell’s excellent reputation is well known, and I am very much looking forward to utilising the same detailed, forensic approach to fire investigation with Brookes Bell’s team as I used with the London Fire Brigade. As the breadth of inspections expands in the shipping and offshore sectors, it will be a privilege to work alongside such a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary team.”
Mark will be based in the Group’s Sidcup office.