The ISAS Board is made up of individuals recognised internationally for their experience and expertise in spill management. Within the board we have experts in marine and inland spillages and together they give their time freely to set, maintain and promote standards within the UK and Ireland spill industry

Brian McGonagle

Brian McGonagle (MBA, CSHWW, MBSSH, Tech MIOSH)


Brian is Managing Director of the MSI group which incorporates Pollution and Waste Services Limited and Bicycle Limited. Under Brian’s Direction both companies have earned enviable reputations and won highly regarded awards and accolades for their products and services.

Brian has accumulated vast experience years over the years in all aspects of spill prevention and response from prevention measures through to managing and dealing with aspects of spills whether the be minor incident, large spills or decommissioning/remediation projects

Brian is a qualified trainer, has extensive training in incident response including OPRC courses at all levels, ICS, HNS and Hazchem and delivers training courses at various levels across a variety of areas.

Dr Jon Burton (BSc PhD FGS MCIWEM CSci MAE)

Vice Chairman

Jon has operated in the environment sector for over 20 years and has a PhD in containment hydrogeology. Jon has worked at the Environment Agency and RAW Consulting before establishing Oracle Environmental Experts in 2014. Jon has a wealth of expertise in spill response and remediation with specialisms in groundwater flow and contaminant transport, hydrocarbon investigation and remediation and human health and environmental risk assessment.

A former Chairman of the UK Spill Association and a former assessor on the UK Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme, Jon is a Member and Chartered Scientist with the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM); is an Accredited Expert Water & Environment Witness, a member of the uK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and a member of the International Spill Control Organization (ISCO).

Mark Orr

Executive Director

Mark has worked in this industry since 2002 primarily at LCM where he ended up as Managing Director and reintroduced spill response, winning many national contracts with major PLCs and many others particularly forecourt and fuel companies. Mark oversaw the delivery of these contracts, often out on site.

He has been involved in UK Spill since 2006, been a board member 3 times, last time as Chair. Passionate about the accreditation schemes working to deliver continual improvement and the UK & IRE Spill Association delivering commercial opportunities for members and getting educating the World on spills.

Captain Bill Boyle (MNI, Hon FISCO) 

Senior Marine Accreditation Assessor

Bill has over 30 years of involvement in Oil Spill Response in the marine environment. From being Master of the UK Dedicated Response Vessels Forth Explorer & British Shield to currently being an Oil Spill Response Consultant.

Bill has tremendous operational experience working internationally, attending notorious oil spill incidents including Piper Alpha 1988, Braer 1993, Sea Empress 1996 and Deep Water Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico 2010. He also has been involved in oil removal projects from sunken wrecks and taken part in many oil spill response exercises in UK and International waters around the World.