John Rawson joined the GICHD in July 2012. He is the Advisor on Ammunition Safety Management and the GICHD’s focal point for everything involving safety throughout the lifecycles of ammunition and explosives. He also provides cover on explosive ordnance disposal technology and stockpile disposal.
Prior to joining the GICHD, John Rawson worked clearing explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Libya, and on clearing minefields and ERW in Afghanistan. He also gave instruction on improvised explosive device disposal and ammunition management in Afghanistan. His previous roles included Explosive Safety Manager and Technical Manager for Demilitarisation operations at QinetiQ, a research and development company.
John Rawson gained his technical qualifications while in the British army. Among other things he is qualified in high threat improvised explosive device disposal, explosive ordnance disposal, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons disposal and all aspects of ammunition and explosive management.