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The AC Team


James Gibb

Technical Director

James has worked in Conformity Assessment since 2002, initially working as Quality Manager before holding various Board positions prior to forming Advanced Certification in 2014

Qualified to audit across a wide spectrum including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, ISO 22000 & ISO 22716, and has conducted audits in 4 continents

In addition to being Technical Director of Advanced Certification, James also sits on the Board of the Association of British Certification Bodies and chairs the Association's technical forum.  

In his spare time James enjoys scale model building and can often be seen jogging around the local area in a vain effort to hold back middle aged spread!


John Elen

Managing Director

Qualified ‘triple badged’ (9001, 14001 and 45001) lead auditor from an automotive/mechanical engineering background who has worked in QEHS disciplines to varying degrees throughout his career both here in the UK and overseas.

John has a natural aptitude for solving problems and being resourceful in the process and uses these attributes to great effect in his day-to-day responsibilities.


Keith Goddard

Technical Manager

Keith's career started in the aviation industry working for 14 years and implemented his first business management system ISO 9001 in 1989, Worked within Business Management Systems 9001, 14001, 45001, and 27001 for 34 years and was a Global Executive Quality Manager for 22 years.

Certification body, senior manager, risk & compliance with 13 years experience ongoing.

Adrian Barnard

Operations Director

Adrian has a Mechanical Engineering background, originally from the Aerospace, rubber/plastic and super abrasive industries, working as Quality Manager and Product Assurance Manager, before helping to form Advanced Certification as Operations Director in 2014. Working in Conformity assessment since 1990 as a lead auditor and qualified to audit in ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 and ISO37301, with audits carried out in over 25 countries on 5 continents.


In his rare spare time Adrian enjoys watching sport as he is now too old to participate and enjoys travelling, with over 44 countries visited to date!


Lindy Cox

Sales Admin & Marketing

AC's Active Marketer, social media and sales Administrator

10 years senior case coordinator within healthcare/insurance sector and 6 years Office Manager in Charity Recruitment Company

Founder and coach of an established netball club.

Karen Gallagher

Certification Manager

AC's Scheme Manager for environmental and sustainability services

Chartered Environmentalist with 20 year's experience as an Environmental Practitioner

Triple badge third-party auditor

Aspiring linguist and dog trainer!

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