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Health and Safety in Waste and Environmental Services Trainers

Jon is a health & safety consultant in the Regulatory Team based in Glasgow and provides non contentious legal health & safety services. His experience encompasses strategic safety management, training, due diligence, CDM/ construction, project safety and accident investigation.  

His leadership roles include:

  • WS Atkins,  Company H&S Manager and member of the Corporate Services Board
  • Pipeline Constructors Group, Compliance Director with responsibility for HSQE, Insurance and Customer Care, member of the Operations Board
  • Turner & Townsend Management Solutions, Director for Scotland & North East England, with responsibility for HSE and management consultancy services and a member of both the Management and Divisional Boards

Within his current role he has assisted in the defence of both corporate clients and individuals in fatality investigations and is a member of the team that is defending the first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. He also specialises in working with clients to develop incident response protocols. He has worked in industry, local government and consultancy and is a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) International & Communications Committee. As well as being a qualified engineer and Chartered safety professional, he is also qualified in food hygiene.


Jonathan Cowlan  

Pinsent Masons


Fiona oversees APSE’s training arm, developing and designing training to enrich the knowledge and skills which underpin modern, flexible local government.  On a personal and professional level, Fiona is committed to supporting authorities with their approaches to tackling climate change. As well as being an experienced trainer and facilitator, with nearly 30 years’ experience of working across the public sector, Fiona has managed a range of projects, programmes and services.  In recent years, Fiona’s work has centered on collaborative leadership and insight and intelligence. Fiona is qualified in Prince2 and MSP (Managing Successful Programmes). She has a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration (DMS) from Leeds Business School, a PGCE in Secondary Education from Edge Hill University and a BA (Hons) in Communication Arts from the University of Huddersfield. 

Fiona joined APSE at the beginning of December 2019 and is keen to support members with their training and development needs. 

Fiona can be contacted on: 0161 772 1810 |  fsuttonwilson@apse.org.uk

Fiona Sutton-Wilson 

Head of APSE Training


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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