ABOUT

Fenix is owned and managed by David Hewitson and Colin King, amalgamating many years of experience from their former companies; European Landmine Solutions, Ritherdon Consulting and C King Associates Ltd.

David Hewitson specialises in the quality, environmental, safety and operational management of practical survey, clearance and demilitarisation/disposal operations. David is a qualified ISO 9001:2008 lead auditor, has a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, served as a Royal Navy Officer in submarines, and has been involved in work relating to search and clearance of mines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war, on land and at sea, for more than twenty years. Having cleared munitions himself, run field operations and founded and developed international clearance organisations, with up to 3,500 employees, his focus now is on a combination of training, the provision of advice to governments, international institutions and corporations, and the management of independent quality assurance/control processes within major international projects.

Colin King was a bomb disposal officer in the British Army as well as a military intelligence analyst specialising in mines and other ordnance. He writes and edits, for Jane’s Information Group, the primary global reference  publications for the ordnance disposal industry, and provides highly detailed technical information and specialist training to military and civilian clients within governments and international institutions. He has been the technical adviser during the development of international treaties and conventions and, through the manual disassembly of countless live munitions, has become one of the world’s leading sources for technical advice and identification for weapons used during recent conflicts.