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 address the client’s business needs and connects these to their employees, partners and customers.
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Chris Kemp – CEO
Chris has worked across the world in business transformation, crowd management, security, health and safety, and leadership. He is highly qualified with degrees in Human Movement, Arts Administration and a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology and has a passion for success.
Clare Young – Office Manager
Clare is responsible for finance and HR and managing the office. Clare’s former careers include marketing and running her own wedding photography business. She enjoys running and is a part-time Psychology student with the Open University.
SUZANNE STEVENSON – Website Development & Social Media Manager
Suzanne is responsible for developing and maintaining the MOM website and for managing social media channels. She has extensive experience in research and analytics and a BSc in Psychology with Computing. She enjoys hiking and is a proud mum of two.
EMMA PAPE – course & project resources manager
Emma is responsible for preparing MOMs course materials and updating MOMs marketing material. She has a wealth of experience working in marketing and events. Emma loves being creative and also runs her own floristry business. She also enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and exploring new places.
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.
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 is a Protective Security, Event Management and Incident Command Consultant, working with MOM and NCS4 / Interpol on safety, security and service at major events. He has commanded and supported events of national and international significance including the Royal Wedding 2018.
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.
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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.
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.
Per Wiedekamm is the chief consultant for the Roskilde Festival Group. He is responsible for the education and development of steward safety and has several years of experience working with complex events (from customer contact to safety plans & risk assessments). Per was originally a security and prison officer for the Danish Department of Justice. He has developed systems for emergency preparedness and is an expert in risk handling and management.
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.
Sam Oldham is 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.
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