Iain M Findlay was a member of the British Army (17th/21st Lancers) from 1983 to 1996, serving on operations in Gulf War 1 and Bosnia. Since leaving the armed forces, Iain has worked extensively in the field of international business development. His broad experience in defence sales encompasses systems integration, simulators, field based forensics and a variety of detection technologies. He has more than 15 years experience of Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) detection and has participated in live agent trials. He has managed projects for naval detection systems, vehicle borne installations and systems used in the protection of critical infrastructure. Iain is now a business owner and supports market leading companies in the development of markets in the Far East.
Michael Chua is the Director for HazMat in Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Prior to his current appointment, Michael was a Division Commander overseeing the day-to-day operations of multiple fire stations and personnel. In addition, he was the Team Leader for SCDF’s overseas contingent in support of humanitarian assistance in the Asia-Pacific region.
Michael Chua joined SCDF in 2001. He has held various leadership positions including appointments in Ministry of Home Affairs overseeing Whole-of-Government contingency planning efforts; and in HazMat Department, SCDF where he assisted in developing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) response framework and system for tracking heavy vehicles transporting hazardous materials in Singapore.
Michael Chua has a Bachelor of Science degree from National University of Singapore and Masters in Fire Investigation from University of Central Lancashire.