Our Values

CRA functions around three core values. They are a critical element of our corporate strategy, which influences the way we work and interact with our clients, colleagues and the environment.

Our Clients: central to our business

We are proud to work in partnership with some of the leading companies in their industries and aim to develop long-term relationships with our clients. Delivering high-quality work and providing proactive, value-for-money service is central to our strategy for growth. We are committed to being considered leaders.

Our People: our most important asset

We are a team of highly-skilled and committed experts providing safety and risk analysis to safety-critical industries. Our expertise, passion for problem solving and commitment to knowledge development drives everything we do.
The strength of our team is our integration of technical specialisms and our agility/flexibility to work with our clients to provide a solution commensurate with risk and safety requirements.

Our Culture & Environment: the heart of our expertise

CRA places great value on our people and the environment we work in. With offices and people across the UK we provide a flexible, diverse and family-friendly working environment and aim to support colleagues through teamwork, mentoring and training.
We seek to protect the environment for future generations and CRA’s operations are carried out with due regard to the potential environmental impact, as described in our Environmental Policy. Copies of the Environmental and Quality policies are available on request – please email info@crarisk.com.

Our core values are Quality, Leadership and Integrity

Quality – At the core of everything we do
Leadership – We set the standard for ourselves and others to follow
Integrity – Through our actions, we are trusted by our clients, our staff, our partners and our suppliers

Our History

CRA was founded in November 2000. From its beginnings, providing Risk and Safety analysis support to the UK nuclear fleet it has grown into a diverse, multidisciplinary consultancy supporting developers, vendors, licensees and regulators in civil and defence projects. The number of clients we support has grown substantially, covering more industry sectors and numerous countries. In June 2020, CRA joined the Assystem corporate family, embarking on a new chapter in its development. Assystem is the second largest nuclear engineering company in the world, and as such has opened up a number of opportunities to CRA in the UK and internationally.

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Our People

Jasbir Sidhu

Managing Director

Jasbir Sidhu is the Managing Director of CRA, which he co-founded in November 2000. He is one of the UK’s leading Operational Risk Analysts with over thirty years' experience as an integrated Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Safety Case, Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA)/ Human Factors Assessment (HFA) specialist. Jasbir regularly contributes to the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA), is a guest industry lecturer at Imperial College London and is the current President of the Nuclear Institute.

Michael Zammett

Risk and Reliability Lead

Michael Zammett is the Risk and Reliability Lead at CRA. Mike joined Corporate Risk Associates Limited in August 2008 and has supported the UK Nuclear civil, defence and research sectors both for licensees and regulators. Over the past decade this support has focused on guiding the development of PSA models for new build projects, making Mike one of the most experienced new build experts at CRA. Mike is also a chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Stephen Kidd

Civil Safety Case Lead

Stephen Kidd is the Safety Case Service Lead at CRA. Stephen joined CRA in 2019 and is a highly experienced safety case professional having spent over two decades providing nuclear safety and assurance support to the nuclear industry, both working in the supply chain and directly for a UK licensee. He is a chartered member of the Nuclear Institute and is also the Head of Discipline for Safety at Assystem UK.

James Amende

Human Factors Lead

James Amende is the Human Factors Service Lead at CRA. James joined CRA in 2017 and has over 35 years of experience in the engineering safety and risk sectors, working for the majority of this time in Human Factors. James contributed to the development of Human Factors into a more broadly recognised and valued business discipline. For the first time in over 20 years CRA is now a Registered Consultancy with CIEHF.

Heather Phillips

Decommissioning and Waste Management Lead

Heather Phillips is the Technical Lead for Decommissioning and Waste Management, and joined CRA in July 2021. Heather has experience of decommissioning a nuclear site, taking a research reactor from an operational facility to the delicensing stage, planning and implementing decommissioning and waste management solutions to meet the challenges of safely dismantling a unique facility.

John Ward

Defence Safety Lead

John R. Ward is the CRA Defence Safety Service Lead. John started his career as an apprentice at HMNB Clyde as a raw 16 year old and has 30+ years experience in the Nuclear industry. John spent a lot of his career progressing within the Design Authority at HMNB Clyde at 16-years old, and has a complete understanding of Design Authority requirements. In recent years, John has been involved with delivery of major projects at Nuclear sites, working with PPP for Sellafield and on various projects at HMNB Clyde, primarily the delivery of the Valiant Jetty. He is presently supporting the Faslane Nuclear Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project (FNICAP). John has been with CRA since January 2021.

Lavinia Raganelli

Research and Development Lead

Lavinia is the Research and Development lead at CRA. Lavinia holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering from Imperial College London and joined CRA full time in 2018. As R&D lead, she manages research projects in collaboration with various UK universities and coordinates internships and student work experiences. She is the risk management lead for Women in Nuclear UK and is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Hazard Forum.

Marinos Panayiotou

Digital Products & Services Lead

Marinos Panayiotou is the Digital Products & Services lead at CRA. Marinos joined CRA in 2013 and specialises in safety, risk and reliability helping companies identify and analyse the risks that can impact their assets and business to ensure they are adequately managed for ensuring business continuity. Marinos is now working on creating and deploying safety and risk-based digital solutions to help clients optimise and enhance their processes. He is the designer of CRA’s Enterprise Risk Operating System (eROS) and Safety Case powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Awards

CRA always strive for the highest performance in all facets of our operation.

Continuity and Risk Best Newcomer Award

2019

Science Graduate of the Year Award

2017

Risk Management Team of the Year Shortlisted

2016

Best Practice in Professional Development Winner

2015

Risk Management Company of the year Winner

2014

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