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Alistair enjoyed 25 years in the British Army during the last 10 years of which he was fully engaged in EOD. This included 3 years on active operational duty during which he was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal, three years in command of one of the then EOD training facilities and the remainder in the Ministry of Defence responsible for EOD-related research and development for British military forces.

In the 25 years since he left the army and set up Baric (Consultants) Ltd, he has worked in more than 35 countries for a range of clients which include governments, the European Commission (EC), a number of the United Nations agencies (including the World Bank), environmental companies, research companies, other consultancy organisations and non-governmental organisations. Since 2006 he has been advising the British Government on the clearance of the minefields on the Falkland lslands.

He has considerable experience working in the ‘humanitarian’ sector having been, for example, the external and part-time advisor to the EC during the mid-to-late 1990s and between 1998 and 2011 he was the external and part-time advisor to the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

In parallel with this he has also considerable experience in the commercial sector and this forms much of the present work. He has developed an expertise in project definition, in drafting the relevant contract documentation and in tender evaluation. Once a contract is awarded he frequently monitors the progress of the project on behalf of the client. Some of this work relates to complex projects and some of which are in difficult locations.

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Botswana, Cambodia, Croatia, Denmark, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Falkland Islands, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam.

The list above – and the pins in the map below – show most of the countries in which we have worked and a few of our projects are explained in ‘Case Studies’.

Below: Alistair in Mogadishu, Somalia. Over many years he has come to know the country well.