John was on the board of a Scottish Championship football club before coming to Foresee. Experienced and fully qualified as a Safety Officer himself, he leads the team responsible for our NVQ courses for Stewards, Supervisors and Safety Officers.

John Malcolm BSc (Hons) MCIHT


John heads up Foresee’s team of trainers, assessors and internal verifiers for our accredited NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Spectator Safety courses.

Like all our NVQ teaching team, he has covered competitions to UEFA standards as a Safety Officer, and is fully qualified in managing spectator events. Venues and events where he’s held a key role in spectator safety include Rangers FC, the 2014 Commonwealth Games Rugby 7s, Partick Thistle FC, and Greenock Morton FC.

Before coming to Foresee to develop our Spectator Safety curriculum, John was a board member with Greenock Morton. As the club’s Safety Officer and Stadium Director (2016 to 2019), he was responsible for all matters relating to the stadium, including preparing matchday operations.

He wrote the club’s new stadium safety plan, operations manual and contingency plan. His role also included the recruitment and training of stewarding suppliers, and training of club and contract staff.

Not least among the challenges he faced at Morton was managing TTROs (Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders) in the wake of police withdrawal from events. He also navigated the roll-out of the Green Guide 6th edition within the stadium at Greenock.

Training background
John has extensive experience in training personnel at all levels – from strategic through tactical to operational.

Working abroad between 2013 and 2015 at the invitation of the UAE’s Ministry of the Interior, he delivered bespoke event and road-safety training to strategic- and operational-level police managers. Courses included planning for events and delivery of operational plans for a safe spectator experience.

Earlier, during his time as a senior police officer, he regularly lectured at the Scottish Police College and Bell College, Hamilton.

A seasoned and adept communicator, he’s delivered presentations to a vast range of other audiences too, from MPs and MSPs to local stakeholders.

Safety expertise
John was admitted in 2015 as a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT) in recognition of his expertise and achievement in road and traffic management.


His 30-year police career culminated in 7 years as an Inspector, during which time he put together the traffic management plan for the 2005 G8 Summit at Gleneagles.

He went on to serve as Ministerial Communications Officer for Scotland TranServ (2005 to 2010), then Resilience Advisor for Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland (2011 to 2013).

Awards and qualifications
•    NVQ level 4 Spectator and Event Safety Management
•    NVQ level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement
•    BSc (Hons) Social Science
•    Diploma in Applied Social Science
•    Diploma in Advanced Road Safety Engineering
•    Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.



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