Andy Nicoll has over 30 years’ experience in oil spill preparedness and response in Government and Industry. He trained at the College of Maritime Studies, Warsash where he qualified with a TEC Diploma in Nautical Science and a DOT Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer). In OSRL he has performed a number of roles including Responder, Principal Trainer / Consultant, Advocacy Manager and Incident Manager. He has responded to spills all over the world including as Technical Advisor to the SCAT Program Manager during the Macondo incident (Gulf of Mexico, 2010). He was seconded to Ipieca in 2018 to manage the Oil Spill Group on behalf of industry. Now returned to OSRL, he provides specialized, industry leading insights and expertise, to support staff and to raise the profile of OSRL as a trusted source of technical expertise and advice internally and externally, across a range of stakeholders.