• MSc in Emergency Management, Dublin City University
  • BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry, National University Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Diploma in Training and Development, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Associate Member of the Emergency Planning Society



John is a cofounder of Reidy Brophy Limited and is a highly experienced crisis management and emergency management specialist. Over the past 13 years he has assisted, trained, and exercised management teams from a variety of public and private sector organisations, including Government Departments, Principal Emergency Response Agencies, Food Safety Authority Ireland, Financial Services and Greencore.

He specialises in designing and conducting challenging exercises to evaluate crisis and emergency management plans and to provide practical, hands on experience to team members under realistic simulated conditions, either in desktop or 'live' formats.

John has in excess of 18 years' experience as an Irish Army Officer where he gained extensive experience in the design and delivery of training syllabi, and was extensively involved delivery of 'train the trainer' courses.