Richard Green is the owner and Managing Director of Kingsford Consultancy Services Limited (KCS) Limited, a UK based organization that specialises in the provision of ISO management system consultancy, training and audit related services to businesses of all sizes, both within the UK and overseas.
Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in the world of management systems standards, initially as an ‘end user’ in the manufacturing and service sectors, and latterly as an international standards developer, working on ISO 17021-3 and the forthcoming release of ISO 19011 – ‘guidelines for management system audit’.
As an International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Principal QMS Auditor, Richard has an extensive auditing background. Between November 2012 and July 2016, he provided technical leadership to the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and was responsible for overseeing the organisation’s auditor training course criteria and exams as well as ISMS, EMS and QMS transition policy for nearly 10,000 auditor members in over 100 countries. As Chair of the IRCA Advisory Panel, a group made up of standard writers, certification bodies, global training organisations and major industrial brands, he played a significant role in shaping IRCA direction of travel.
Richard is passionate about the audit profession, and has lectured extensively on the subject both in his home country and internationally, with a particular focus in South East Asia. As a regular visitor to Japan he has gained valuable insight into some of the challenges and opportunities Japanese internal auditors face when compared to their UK equivalents.
In addition to being an IRCA Principal QMS auditor Richard is also a Chartered Quality Practitioner, a Chartered IT Practitioner, and a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner. He holds an Honours Degree in Economics and Business Economics from the University of Hull, a Diploma in Business Excellence and a Diploma in Performance Coaching for Business.
Colin MacNee, Managing Director at Duncan MacNee Limited, retired from IBM after 33 years of service in 2011, having worked as a Quality Management Consultant for 11 years and spent 22 years as an internal management system auditor, auditing research, marketing, sales, intellectual property attorneys, legal counsel, human resources, finance, manufacturing, services, security, facilities management as well as hardware, software and service development. Colin most recently focused on corporate governance in a Lean development environment.
Colin has been involved in the standards development field for over 20 years at national and international level. He played a lead role in the development of ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 as a UK subject matter expert to ISO/TC 176 (the ISO technical committee responsible for Quality management and quality assurance) and is currently the UK delegation leader.
In addition to quality management, he also participates in conformity assessment (currently the UK delegate for ISO 19011), occupational health and safety and information security committees.
Colin helped set up the first IBM ISO 9001 council in 1994 (which was the model for worldwide deployment). In 1998, the IBM Corporation had over 140 ISO 9001:1994 certificates with more than 90 certification bodies (registrars) in 55 countries covering more than half a million employees. He conceived, initiated and successfully completed the project in 2001 to achieve a single worldwide certificate to ISO 9001:2000 for the IBM Corporation with a single certification body (BVQI, now BVC).
He conceived and initiated a project to undertake remote audits using ICT in IBM Software Group. He then introduced the concept to the “Guidelines for auditing management systems” (ISO 19011:2011).
He provided ISO 9001:2000 Transition Guidance Planning to MoD Procurement (now DE&S), ABCB and UKAS and was the co-author HB 10181:2001 ‘Transition to ISO 9001:2000’.
Colin was invited to apply for the vacant position of the CQI Stakeholder Board Chair and was appointed in July 2011. Upon governance restructuring, he was invited to be the CQI Standards Panel chair and represents CQI on numerous committees.
Colin has and continues to lecture on management systems, development processes and auditing throughout the world.