Our presenters

Satarla have a wide array of highly experienced trainers and faciltators for the various courses we offer to provide you with a tailored learning experience.

Carl Courtney

Carl has over 38 years experience of issue and crisis management. He ran a communications firm in London until selling it in 2015 and he now runs Hard Rain, a specialist issue and crisis practice working at the highest levels with organisations wanting not only risk assessment, but bespoke plans written to see them through the difficult times when things do go wrong. He regularly runs crisis simulations for clients and trains spokespeople in crisis techniques all over the world. He is also qualified in Business Continuity Management.

Gareth Byatt

Gareth is a former Regional Head of Risk and Group Risk Manager for a global property, construction and infrastructure business, specialising in proactive risk management and business resilience. He is the current Director of Satarla Australia, and consults and provides training to a wide array of organisations in different sectors on risk management and resilience, in Australia and more broadly around the world. A visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales (the UNSW) in Australia where he runs Masters degree modules and holds lectures in risk and project management, Gareth is also the APAC Global Ambassador for the Institute of Risk Management and he is a committee member for the Risk Engineering Society of Engineers Australia. He is a former Director of Training for the Project Management Institute (the PMI) in Sydney.

John Castner


A graduate of the University of California, John started his technology career around 13 years ago, at CMO software. His focus was on translating the tools and skill sets he learned as a teacher and coach in order to present simple solutions to complex problems around GRC, HSE and Social Management. John’s client portfolio includes dozens of global brands and hundreds of customers across a range of high-risk industries including mining, oil & gas, renewables, transport, logistics, utilities, food & retail, manufacturing, and financial services. This broad experience has allowed John to recognize the common challenges facing both low and high performing organizations, and how the right tools enable teams to better manage risk and opportunity. John is now the Managing Director of the Americas division of IsoMetrix, one of the world’s leading developers of software solutions for integrated risk management.

Mark C. Turner

Starting his career in the Royal Navy, Mark has held a variety of roles within the defence and aerospace sector including submarine weapons engineer, project planner, R&D Project Manager, Head of Internal Audit, and Vice President of Risk Management. 

In recent years Mark has developed ERM Frameworks and designed Risk Management software. He has also created and delivered training to over 500 people on quantitative and qualitative risk management.

Mark is now the MD of Emsity Ltd, a risk management software and training consultancy supporting several clients with software design and development projects.

Michael Malone

Dr Michael Malone is an Irish national, with over 20 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry having roles of increasing responsibility across the entire value chain spanning from research to asset management. These senior executive roles included senior regulatory affairs roles (VP of RA CMC), Asset CEO and Chief Risk Officer to name a few. He has lived in several countries and managed truly global teams giving him strong cross-cultural knowledge and an understanding of several languages. His last role in big Pharma was as Vice President, Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management at UCB Biopharma. Michael designed, implemented and led the new Enterprise Risk Management program at UCB and chaired the Corporate Risk Management Committee.

Michael is currently the Global Head of the Life Sciences Practice at Satarla and the CEO and founder of a risk and regulatory (R&R) consultancy firm focused on supporting large global companies across different sectors including healthcare. At Satarla Michael is involved in consultancy, training and research efforts, supporting global organisations to embed risk management practices within the business.

Ollie de Boer

Ollie began working in risk management over a decade ago at the Ministry of Justice (UK).  Trained as a social scientist by the University of Bath and latterly as a criminologist by the London School of Economics, he is an enterprise risk management, project management and information technology professional, supported by professional practitioner qualifications in risk (CIRM), and project management (PRINCE2).  This diverse skillset has allowed him to be the Group Risk Manager for one of the largest companies in the world (G4S plc), to consult and train to clients in enterprise risk management as a Satarla Associate, and as the Software Lead at Satarla to specialise in delivering risk management software advisory services to clients.

Sarah Gordon

Sarah is an expert in risk management training, consulting and research. Sarah co-founded Satarla in 2014 to provide practical, accessible risk management to those clients she works with. She has worked with a wealth of different organisations globally including: banks, healthcare, agriculture, professional sport, nutrition, charities, governments and mining. This has allowed her to understand how risk management can truly be beneficial to an organisation, rather than just “tick-box”.

Sarah Morrin


Sarah Morrin is a mechanical engineer, ICAEW chartered accountant and health and safety professional with a background in heavy asset industries. Sarah was previously a Director at PwC in Capital Project Services and worked for more than 12 years in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East providing tailored consulting and audit services to global, regional and local clients. She specializes in helping clients understand and evaluate risks where commercial and operational concerns overlap including major capital projects, operations and maintenance, lifecycle costing and health and safety.

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