Managing Director of Praedium Consulting Malta (PCM) LtdBen is the Managing Director of Praedium Consulting Malta (PCM) Ltd and is a Director on MAT Kosovo (MK) LLC. Ben was the original founder of the Mines Awareness Trust (MAT) in 1999 and has been in the EOD & Mine Action Industry for 25+ years. In this time he has been at the forefront of an evolving industry, leading innovative projects from the front with his boots firmly on the ground in many hazardous regions globally. Having been awarded the MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and being made a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club International for the work of his colleagues and the life saving work of the organisation/s he has led. Ben was a former NCO in the British Army’s Royal Engineers, spending the majority of his service with 59 Independent Commando Squadron RE.
Emmanuel 'Borgi' Borg
Training Support & Plans Officer – PCM Gozo OfficeAfter seeing service in the Royal Australian Engineers for 12 years, and qualifying as an electrician, Borgi joined PCM in mid-2016. As part of his induction into the PCM Group he attended and passed the IMAS EOD L2 course at the MAT Kosovo EOD & ERW Training Establishment in Kosovo in 2016. Having experienced what is probably the most demanding course we deliver as a company it was an important part of Borgi’s development. Therefore; who is better to advise those interested in attending our courses than Borgi! In addition, he looks after all course inquiries and the general administrative side of refining course bookings, client service and streamlining processes for PCM & MAT Kosovo to be more timely and professional in the way we deal with our clients. Borgi is also the Group International conflict observer, observing and collating information on political and security development in the country’s in which we work.
PCM Syria Project ManagerDanny is a highly trained and experienced Mine Action Operations Manager at both Programme Development & Project Management Levels. Danny’s past experience stems from service in the British Army (1976-1990), with the Royal Engineers, including 10 years with 59 Independent Commando Squadron.
Danny has over 25 years’ industry & commercial experience, gained within a multi-national environment and multi-disciplined government, commercial and NGO organizations. An extensive background in specialist areas such as Diving and Heavy Plant equipment enhance Danny’s integrated knowledge and expertise.
Administration & Finance ManagerA professional, highly trained and experienced Admin/ Finance Manager and Logistic Officer with seventeen years’ experience in mine action. Able to co-ordinate and manage all the Logistical/Admin/ Finance requirements for multi-faceted programmes.
Skills include; logistic and vehicle fleet management , set up of vehicle workshop, recruitment, training and management of staff implementation and internal control systems for spares, fuel and oil accounts.
Holder of ISO 9001 & 14001, Internal Auditor Certificate.
Experienced in planning, organizing and administering clearance teams in highly productive rates in often stressful environments.
Maintains a professional attitude, along with a sense of humour, to achieve consistent results through well-developed communication skills and practical ability.
Phil Jowett MBE
Training Development Officer & InstructorPhil is a vastly experienced and trained EOD, C-IED, Advanced Counter Terrorist Search, IEDD instructor and course designer. A veteran with 26 years’ service within the British Army. During his service Phil was involved in EOD, CBNRE (WMD), Counter Terrorist Search as an operator and was instrumental in further development gaining an MBE for his services.
Phil has gained a wealth of operational and project management experience, which he has taken into the commercial workspace, conducting training specifically in the UK, USA, Libya, Kosovo, Bosnia, South Sudan and the Middle East. An experienced programme manager, business development, proposal development and conducting and managing operations with a focus on training projects globally.
Operations Officer & Chief HMA InstructorArtur Tigani is a highly trained and experienced Mine Action Operations Officer at both Programme Development & Delivery of all aspects of de-mining, battle area clearance and EOD training. Artur’s past experience stems from service in EX Yugoslav Army (1982-1984), with the Engineers. However, he has been deployed in an operational role in Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Uganda, DRC, Rwanda and Kenya.
Artur has over 17 years’ industry & commercial experience, gained within a multi-national environment. Working on programmes in multi-disciplined government, commercial and NGO organizations. An extensive background in specialist areas of HMA such as Task Planning, Technical Survey and IMSMA data base work.
Santiago 'Yago' Monserrat
Creative Department Manager & Training Team SupportYago served in Spanish field artillery as a forward observer and howitzer commander from 1985 to 1987 and achieving junior NCO rank – then Yago left the military. Yago then started a career in film-making from news to documentaries and corporative works. While filming the Mine Action Programme in the Western Sahara Yago began his interest in Mine Action. This led to Yago attending the IMAS EOD L2 & 3 courses with MAT Kosovo in 2015, where he also made short films on the MAT Kosovo courses and facilities – which you can see on the PCM website. In 2016 Yago joined the MAT Kosovo Team as the facilities & resources manager.
International Instructor MAT Kosovo (MK)Angus enlisting in the Corps of the Royal Engineers in 1979, rising to the rank of Warrant Officer. Angus was selected for training as a Commando, Parachutist with 59 Independent Commando Squadron, Royal Engineers, and has operated in specialist units for the majority of his Career. Angus served and has taken part in the Falklands Islands campaign and served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Rwanda and Angola to mention but a few theatres of Operations.
Due to his significant experience from live operations Worldwide Angus was seconded to the Defence Explosive Ordnance School as an Instructor. Later he progressed to instruct in the prestigious National Search Centre, an Internationally recognised leader in the field of Search, particularly in the needs of specialist Government Departments and foreign agencies.
Angus is a proven and highly experienced instructor whose professionalism and affable instructional manner combined with his subject matter expertise has ensured that his students have the best opportunities for learning.
On leaving the Military Angus has focused on Humanitarian Demining and has worked in hazardous environments across the Globe.
Angus completed his degrees in Politics and Operational Management and is now studying Sports Science, Nutrition and Coaching.
Peter Le SueurPeter is a highly trained and experienced EOD Operator and Ammunition Technician having served a total of 14 years in three different armies (British Army 1971-77, Sultan’s Armed Forces 1977-80, SADF 1981-86).
Peter has over 23 years experience in humanitarian and commercial mine action having worked in 15 countries (7 in Africa, 2 in Central Asia, 3 in the Middle East and 3 in the Balkans). He has an extensive background in specialist areas such as the disposal of ADW (Air Dropped Weapons) Large Scale Demolitions, FSU (Former Soviet Union) LSA, ADW and GM (Land Service Ammunition, Air Dropped Weapons and Guided Missiles). He has extensive experience as both a “hands on” EOD operator/ team leader and an EOD instructor.