Our Key People

Gerry Morpeth

Course Director & Authorising Engineer

After serving 24 years in the Corps of Royal Engineers, Gerry left the Army to become a founding director of Morsafe Limited in 2005. He has helped develop the company into one of the first choice training providers for many companies requiring training in MoD/SNHS/NHS HTM and similar safe systems of work. He is currently employed as a DIO (MoD) licensed Authorising Engineer providing training, compliance auditing and developing safe systems. Additionally he sits on the DIO (MoD) Working at Height and Confined Space Working Groups.  

Ashley Morpeth

Technical Training Manager & Designate Authorising Engineer

Ashley cut his teeth as a self-employed rope access technician working as a climber in the industry on several large projects before joining Morsafe as a trainer. He has matured and developed into the role of Technical Training Manager delivering all Working at Height and Confined Space courses in the Morsafe course portfolio and has a particular interest in trouble shooting and advising on rescue scenarios.  His relaxed manner and training style is appreciated by new and potentially nervous delegates and his experience gained on a variety of sites and locations both throughout UK and overseas is appreciated by more senior operatives.  Ash has attended his Authorising Engineer course and is currently being mentored and developed to enhance his skills. 

Andrew Berridge

Senior Trainer & Designate Authorising Engineer 

Andrew worked as a programme and project manager originally in the telephony sector, then branched out into other areas including criminal justice and community-based projects, before joining Morsafe as a trainer.  He delivers the full range of confined space and petroleum courses.  His calm training style and dry sense of humour help people who have not studied for a while relax and participate, particularly during any assessment phase of the training programme.  He has an enthusiastic approach to training and thoroughly enjoys helping people to complete the course in a successful and positive manner.  Like Ash, Andrew is currently being mentored and developed as an Authorising Engineer.

 Stuart Henry

Working at Height and Confined Spaces Trainer

Prior to joining Morsafe, Stuart worked as a manager in the retail sector and has health and safety responsibilities for his staff.  Since joining Morsafe, Stuart has been delivering a variety of confined space and work at height courses as well as completing site surveys.  He also has a calm and approachable training style that allows for a relaxed course delivery whilst maintaining high standards.  His approach to training is infectious and delegates respond positively in achieving high pass marks.

Leigh Gallagher

Consultant Trainer

Leigh worked with Morsafe from early days, firstly as the Senior Trainer and now as a Consultant Trainer.   He delivers the full range of Morsafe courses with all his usual enthusiasm and flair having built a solid reputation enjoying great feedback from delegates impressed by his training style and approach. He has a vast range of experience of both MoD and non-MoD sites and is able to use this to the benefit of others whist delivering training or hazard assessing sites.

Julie Russell

Finance & Admin Director

Julie has an extensive background working in finance and on Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects within the Bid Proposal Management Team ensuring that the bid documents are compliant and complete to the client’s requirements.  She has worked on, completed and been successful in the “team” winning many large multi-million pound proposals for healthcare and education.  Working directly for a bid management company and latterly as a consultant she has achieved excellent results. Additionally, Julie manages the administration and finances for Morsafe Limited with her small but dedicated team.

Gillian Scholes

Course Administration

Gill joined Morsafe as Course Administrator due to our increasing number of clients.  She has vast experience as a Training Centre Coordinator, is a committed and hard-working individual who enjoys a challenge and can competently handle multiple tasks on a daily basis, working well under pressure.  In the time she has been with Morsafe, she has introduced noticeable changes making for a smoother and more effective administrative experience from start to finish for each course delivered.  Her contribution and attention to detail cannot is second to none.