Stephen Asbury (1965-) was born in Burton upon Trent, UK. His first qualification was in law and he worked in a variety of risk management roles in blue chip companies for twelve years. Stephen was awarded a RoSPA 'Safety Professional of the Year' award in 1995. In 2016, he returned to university in London to complete his Ph.D.

He was headhunted by Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc in 1995 to become its Head of Liability Consulting. Two years later, he was appointed a Director of the world's largest insurance broker, Aon. In 1999, Stephen founded HSE consulting group Corporate Risk Systems Limited and became its Managing Director in 2001. He sold the company to a large insurance group in 2014.

Stephen has >30 years safety and risk management experience from assignments in >60 countries on six continents, and today, he is retained by blue chip organisations based in the UK, US, and Middle East.

Stephen was elected to the Council of professional body IOSH in 1998, and served for fourteen years including nine years as Chair of its Professional Committee. He was presented with the IOSH 'President's Distinguished Service Award' in 2010.

In addition to six books for Routledge, Stephen is the author of ~40 technical papers, journal articles and conference papers on safety and risk management. He speaks regularly at conferences and other events around the world, as well as on cruise ships.
Education
MBA with Distinction, Leicester, 1992-5
PhD, London 2016-
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Health and safety management systems
Environmental management
Risk assessment
Risk management
Auditing
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
ISO 45001
ISO 14001
Personal Interests
F1 motorsport
Powerboating
Scuba diving
Theatre
Websites