Introducing Oliver Shepherd

Fenix are delighted to welcome Oliver (Olly) Shepherd to the Team!  Olly specialises in technical weapons analysis, particularly within the asymmetric environment.

Prior to joining Fenix Insight, he served in the Royal Navy as a Mine Clearance Diving Officer and was a qualified High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AEOC) operator.  As a previous Defence Intelligence analyst he has experience providing strategic analysis supported by deep technical knowledge.  Olly has operational EOD and C-IED experience both domestically and abroad, predominantly in the Middle East.  His background as an EOD diver provides Fenix Insight with the capability to advise, assist and inform across the full spectrum of threat environments, land, maritime and littoral.

In his role at Fenix, Olly will provide highly specialist support to programmes and clients across the mine action sector, international institutions and Government departments.

He will be hitting the ground running by joining Colin on deployment in Mozambique, helping to dispose of surplus and obsolete ammunition at military ammunition storage sites in the Nacala area. This is essential in order to avert the risk to civilian populations and infrastructure from an unintended stockpile explosion.