Andrew Derbyshire started his career in the Royal Air Force before joining BAE Systems after a 9 year tour of duty where he worked as a Systems Safety Engineer in the Airworthiness division on the Eurofighter project. During his time at BAE systems Andrew was involved in several projects as an airworthiness systems safety engineer his last of which was overseeing the development of a safety case for the Nimrod MR2 and R1 post the Haddon Cave enquiry into the loss of XV230 over Afghanistan. Andrew moved into the oil and gas industry over 6 years ago working for SIRA Test & Certification (a CSA international company) as a functional safety consultant and has since moved to DNV GL where he is now a Principle Safety Engineer and the accredited services manager for DNV GL in the UK. In addition to his work with DNV GL Andrew is a member of the management committee at the IEC 61508 Association and a convener of a Working Group for the association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at CASS (Conformity Assessment of Safety related Systems) which is a non for profit organization that provides an assessment scheme aimed at promoting the Functional Safety set of standards. Furthermore Andrew is a member of the Professional Review Interviewers (PRI) panel at the IET, interviewing prospective Incorporated and Chartered Engineers for the Engineering Council.