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Automotive & Defence Safety / Environmental Legislation Consultants

Our Team

Dave Burgess
Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Burgess Consulting Ltd

Dave is an acknowledged and respected subject matter expert with over 30 years’ experience in the field of worldwide automotive legislation compliance. Having previously managed type approval programmes with Ford and Bentley, Dave has most recently been an independent advisor to the wider specialist automotive industry.  During this time he assisted in the drafting of European and US Federal vehicle legislation and was a member of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile GT World Championship working group responsible for formulating and agreeing Technical Regulations.  He has unparalleled experience in the legislative requirements of Armoured Fighting Vehicles advising the UK MoD and Defence Prime Contractors worldwide including General Dynamics, Thales, Rheinmetall , Supacat , Singapore Technologies and NIMR.

Marcus Murphy IEng, MInstMC, MIIE, MInstLM
Principal System Safety Consultant

Principal System Safety Consultant with experience in the safety, environmental and defence sector. Responsible for the development, management and delivery of the Company’s safety and environmental business. Marcus has provided safety management support to Ministry of Defence Programme and Delivery Teams as well as Defence Prime Contractors since 2001, whilst previously serving for 22 years as a member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). His technical experience encompasses a wide variety of safety techniques, technical consultancy and project management including:
Independent Safety Auditor / Adviser, Complex Safety Case Preparation, Safety Programme Management, Cassandra Hazard Log and Risk Management Training, Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis,  Defence Standards 00-056 and 00-058, DSA02 DLSR LSSR and DSA03 DLSR LSSR, POSMS and POEMS, Mil Std 882 and IEC 61508.

Sukhpal Randeva LLB SIIRSM
Legal Compliance Consultant

Legal Compliance Consultant with experience in the automotive, safety, environmental and defence sector. Responsible for conducting on platform audit, technical documentation review and providing pragmatic advice and guidance to design engineers, top management and marketing with regards to legislation, best practice and mitigation within a multitude of territories. Experienced with ‘CE’ marking, type approval and homologation activities including ECWVTA for, M, N, O vehicles and Agricultural and Forestry Tractors. A law graduate from Durham University, a Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, Lead Auditor to ISO 45001:2018 and in line to complete an MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

Doug Roberts B.Eng (Hons)
Senior Compliance Engineer

Senior Compliance Engineer with experience in automotive type approval, conformity of production, quality and the defence sector. Responsible for providing legislation compliance assessments and guiding customers towards compliance against the requirements and testing their products. Past experience include working for the VCA carrying out testing, audits, representing the UK at the Type Approval Authorities Meeting (TAAM) and interpreting regulations across all categories of vehicles. I have carried out type approval projects, implemented conformity of production procedures and quality management systems. A Mechanical Engineer Graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, a Lead Auditor to ISO 9001:2015, Safety trained through the MOD and currently working towards Chartered Engineering status.