Mind Over Matter collaborates with experts who are highly regarded with a wealth of experience. 


Mind Over Matter collaborates with experts who are highly regarded with a wealth of experience.


Mind Over Matter collaborates with experts who have a wealth of experience and are highly regarded in their field.


Mind Over Matter Consultancy (MOM) are specialists in creating, developing and delivering tailored experiences, education courses, and high- level consultancy projects. Experts in the fields of event safety, risk management, leadership, crowd safety, emergency planning, crowd science and counter terrorism. MOM addresses the clients’ business needs and connects these to their employees, partners and customers.

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Experts in the fields of event safety, risk management, leadership, crowd safety, emergency planning, crowd science and counter terrorism. Download our corporate brochure for more information.

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Educators and Consultants

Professor Patrick Smith

Patrick is one of the leading exponents of leadership, management and organisational change. Having worked with some of the major companies in the UK and beyond for over 40 years, Patrick’s unique blend of innovation and delivering on targets makes the consultancy a first choice in this area.

Andrew Brown

Former Chief Inspector Andrew Brown is an internationally renowned negotiator with specialist experience in kidnap for ransom and hostage/crisis incidents. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management and Security Institutes and a Fulbright Alumnus, as well as an Advisor to the Editorial Boards of a range of journals including those in Criminal Psychology, Forensic Research and Crisis Response.

Pete Dalton

Pete is an international Major Events and Protective Security Consultant and former UK Specialist Police Commander. He has planned, managed, and commanded some of the most significant international sporting and complex counter-terrorism events. Pete works with MOM on the safety, security and service at major events and delivers the Event Crowded Space and Security Programme. 


Morten is the founder and Managing Director of ConCom Safety and has a BA (Hons) in Crowd Safety Management. Morten is one of the leading experts for crowd safety management in Scandinavia and is Head of Security, Health & Safety at Roskilde Festival. Morten started Eventskolen in 2012 and has educated staff from venues in Denmark, as well as crowd safety steward, supervisors and managers at Roskilde Festival. Furthermore he is an external lecturer at University College Metropol.


Steve is the Managing Director at Laudation Consulting creating the company after leaving Dreamland as Chief Operating Officer. He spent 12 years at the O2, London, and West Ham United Football Club, both as Operations Director. Steve has experience across all operational functions with a commercial and strategic focus as part of senior leadership groups and at board level.

Carl Dakin

Carl Dakin is a security professional and business continuity expert with a 25-year career in the Parachute Regiment and United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF). Carl works as a consultant with the security team at Canary Wharf and he is currently a Director of Silverback Security Limited and a long-time partner of MOM.


With 40 years of experience in the safe management of people, Mark has provided high-level strategic and tactical support at a range of events worldwide. He is extremely well known in the crowd management area having started Rock Steady Security and then moving on to be a Director of G4S. Alongside his other businesses Mark is currently a Director at Securigroup.

Teresa Moore

Teresa is a highly regarded lecturer and trainer who specialises in event sustainability and sustainability in leadership. She has lectured across the world in these areas. Known for her knowledge and innovation in this field she is a sought-after lecturer and panellist as well as working on major projects across the world.


Danny is one of the UK’s most prestigious contemporary artists and has a unique understanding of the concept of change. He has exhibited globally and teaches regularly at postgraduate level. Danny is a thought leader and provides a range of unusual concepts on management and leadership programmes.

Jim Gaffney

Jim designed the first touring barrier system in the UK and evolved most of the configurations seen on events today including developing special barrier sections to create these systems. His knowledge and expertise in barrier design and the way in which he can identify challenges before the event takes place is second to none.


Simon is an industry leader in people movement and crowd dynamics and pioneered the use of dynamic crowd simulation, including the use of mobile phones for tracking pedestrian movement. Simon and his company Movement Strategies have worked on a range of high profile events across the world and continues to be the number one choice in pedestrian flow research.

Chris Hall

Chris Hall is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner with specific expertise working in the leisure and events sector, including multi hall exhibitions, arena concerts, festivals and sporting events. Chris has been working with MOM since the inception of the company and has supported a range of projects in venue capacity uplift.


Katharina is the Safety and Security Manager for FIFA and is a recognised subject-matter expert in people movement and behaviour in complex and dynamic built environments. With almost 20 years experience in the events industry, she has a track record at some of the world’s most iconic venues and events, including the Commonwealth Games 2014, European Games 2015, and Rugby World Cup 2015.


Pascal Viot has been Head of Department Health, Safety & Security at Paleo Festival Nyon since 2006. Pascal is a sociologist and a researcher and achieved his PhD in 2013. He is Associate Researcher at the Urban Sociology Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and in 2016, he created iSSUE, the Swiss Institut for Urban and Event Safety.


Tim Owen is a Consultant for Major Impact City Events and has over 30 years’ experience leading the collaboration and coordination of large teams during the conception, planning and completion of events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the London New Year’s Eve Fireworks. He has been personally awarded by Her Majesty The Queen twice for leading the safety and security assurance groups for her Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations.


Ralf Zimme is the co-founder and tutor at IBIT, the International Training Centre for Crowd Safety. He has worked in the live music Industry since 1987, when he started working as a stagehand for a local promoter. Ralf has been a Crew Chief, Production and Stage Manager, and a Crowd & Safety Manager for a venue management company. Ralf is a much liked and sought-after tutor in the event and crowd management sector.


Sam Oldham is the Venue Director of the O2 and was the Venue Director of the Roundhouse Trust in Camden. She also serves as Chair for the Board of Camden Town Unlimited, one of the UK’s leading Business Improvement Districts (BID). This explores the potential of using the BID model to foster inclusive growth and community innovation alongside traditional place-making and BID member services.



Finn Terp is the head instructor and special consultant at Roskilde Festival Group. He is responsible for teaching and training personnel at RFX Safety and Roskilde Festival Group; and for educating supervisors and managers at Roskilde Festival. In 2010, Finn completed his training as a special operations commander for the police, and has since taught at the Interdisciplinary Operations Management Training programme. He is a former police officer in the Danish National Police. 


Karina Gimlinge is a safety and security consultant as Roskilde Festival Group. With a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Risk Management, her career in events began in 2013. Advising clients in safety and security planning, Karina creates risk assessments and writes safety, emergency, and contingency plans. She has worked in Copenhagen to develop, update and maintain the municipality’s contingency and emergency plans.



Sofie Dahl works with both planning and safety operations at events of all sizes and is an advisor for organisers and festivals. She was Dansk Live’s representative looking at the challenge of developing a national framework for safety plans, including event risk assessments and emergency plans. Sofie holds an FdA and BA honours degree in Crowd Safety Management from Buckinghamshire New University.



Paul Foster is founder of OnePlan and VenueTwin. As a senior executive he has extensive experience leading and managing complex projects in government and major global events. Recognised internationally as a leader in crowd management, operational planning and innovation for major events and urban environments, Paul has worked on 6 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2 Commonwealth Games and FIFA 2022 World Cup.


Consultancy Services

Crowded Spaces

Executive Education


Here are some of the clients that MOM have worked with over the years


Singapore Grand Prix


Network Rail


UK Sport


Art Mania


New West Fest


M & S Arena


SSE Arena (London-Belfast)


Silverstone Circuits Ltd


Sunderland Football Club


London Stadium 185