Electrical Safety FirstElectrical Safety First

Electrical Safety First is a UK charity that’s dedicated to keeping people safe by reducing the risk of electrical accidents around the home and in the work place.


 

Electrical Contractors’ AssociationElectrical Contractors’ Association (ECA)

The ECA is the trade association which represents the industry and has circa 3000 registered members ranging from local employers with only a few operatives, to national multi-service companies with several branches employing thousands.

Our Board

Chair: Steve Bratt
Steve was appointed ECA Group Chief Executive Officer in October 2010, having previously served as Deputy CEO from February 2010. Steve joined the ECA as Chief Operating Officer in 2007 from Magna Housing Group, where he was Group Business Development Director and MD of Charter Ltd and Affordable Homes UK.

CEO: Emma Clancy
Emma is the CEO of Certsure LLP. Emma joined the organisation in 2005 and has held the position of Director of Charitable Affairs and HR Director. She is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and, prior to joining the Group, held senior roles in a variety of blue-chip and not-for-profit organisations including Marks and Spencer, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Which? magazine. Emma led the formation of the company’s training business, launched The Electrical Safety Council in 2006 and is a Board Member of ABCB – the Association of British Certification Bodies.

Philip Buckle
Phil was appointed Director General of Electrical Safety First in 2009, having previously served as the Director of Charitable Affairs of the charity from 2007. Phil previously held the post of Marketing and Business Development Director at NICEIC and Head of Technical Services at the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

Martyn Burnley
Joining as an Accountant in 1989, Martyn became ECA Group Finance Director in October 2010. This followed a number of years with the accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott. Martyn is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Steve Kimber
Steve is a director and shareholder of Southern Monitoring Services Ltd. Steve is recognised as an influential leader in the electronic systems industry and was recognised by his peers as such in 2009, when he was presented with the Peter Greenwood Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Systems Industry, by the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. Steve is also a member of the Security Institute.

Paul McNaughton
Paul is Managing Director of Darke and Taylor Limited and was President of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) in 2012-13. Paul is an active member of the ECA’s Education and Training Committee and Employee Relations Committee and also holds a seat on the national board of the JIB.

Mark Sibley
Mark Sibley is the Finance Director and a Board member of Certsure LLP and Ascertiva Group Limited. He has responsibility for the finance, facilities, procurement and SAP support departments. Mark has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies and became a fully qualified accountant in 1997 obtaining fellowship in 2002 (FCCA). Mark has previously worked as Director of Finance for two UK subsidiaries of Bouygues a large French conglomerate.

Charles Tanswell
Charles Tanswell is a Chartered Electrical and Building Services Engineer with over 40 years’ experience related to electrical & mechanical installation consultancy and contracting. He is a Trustee of the Electrical Safety Council and serves on several national bodies including the UK Wiring Regulations Committee (BS7671). He is a non-executive director of our related company, Ascertiva Group Ltd.

Eddie Taylor
Biography to follow.

Jennifer Trim
Biography to follow.