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The AC Team


James Gibb

Managing 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!


Lindy Cox

Certification Support Supervisor

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.


Paula Gregory

Finance Administrator

Paula is our newest recruit and joined AC as our Finance Administrator in the springtime of 2022 following 30+ years spent working in the mortgage industry.


It was time for a change and she wanted to work somewhere where her financial skills were put to good use!


She is an avid rugby fan and former player for St Mary's and now enjoys less time in the scrum and more of a varied fitness regime, 

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Dan Bishop

Technical Lead

Dan has recently joined the AC team as a Technical Lead, he has over 26 years’ experience of inspections, audits and compliance within the British Army and other certification bodies.


He is qualified to audit across a wide range of standards which includes 9001, 14001, 45001, 27001 & 22301, he has vast experience in Information Security, Health and Social Care as well as a pleather of other industry sectors. Dan has audited all across the globe and worked with interpreters.


In his spare time Dan enjoys the outdoors with his family along with his two dachshunds, he also loves to play Football, Golf and Tennis as well as the occasional run if the weather is nice.


Richard Wynn

Lead Auditor

Richard joined the AC team in early 2022 as one of our Lead Auditors. He has over 30 years’ experience of Audit and Inspection in the Military, Public and Commercial Sectors as well as a broad knowledge of the core standards (9001,14001,45001) and associated management systems.


In his spare time Richard, helps with Military Charities, is a Rugby Coach and enjoys watching sport, cooking and spending time with his family (mostly as a taxi service for his children).

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