David Smith is a Director of IMS Risk Solutions Ltd. He chaired the ISO Committee PC 283 on occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems standard ISO 45001. Prior to that he chaired the BSI committee on occupational health and safety management for 20 years and is a member of CEN SABOSH the European strategic body on OH&S.
He worked for over 30 years for British Railways in a technical capacity as a troubleshooter dealing with health, safety, fire, winterization, forensic and environmental management issues. For the last 20 years he has worked all over the world as a trainer, auditor and consultant in the risk management field. He has been involved in drafting a range of risk management standards and has worked with organizations that have implemented such standards as ISO 31000, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. He is the author or co-author of a number of books in the risk management field.