Mr. Furniss came to APM Terminals from Vodafone PLC, where he held the position of Group Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing. He brings over 25 years’ experience in helping global organizations deliver cultural change in health and safety, become more sustainable, and manage risk, including BMW, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Cadbury Schweppes, Carillion and Laing O’Rourke. Mr. Furniss was also a key strategic member of the team that oversaw the construction program for the 2012 London Olympics.
A co-author of the award winning Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) research paper “Delivering London 2012: Health and Safety”, Mr. Furniss was awarded the ICE Medal for his work on improving working conditions and safety in the UK construction industry in 2012. He has also lectured on the management of health and safety undergraduate and post graduate diploma programs at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
A British national, Mr. Furniss earned his undergraduate degree in Safety, Health & Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham.