Our People

Chris Chapman, David Harris and Peter Dray have been providing expert advice and guidance on risk management issues for over 30 years and have worked together for the vast majority of it. Although renowned for their knowledge of the rail industry, the team has considerable experience with onshore/offshore projects, the petrochemical industry, shipping, mining and roads.

What We Do

Sotera is a leading Safety and Risk Management company. We specialise in the transport, chemical and oil and gas industries. Our staff, ‘Team Sotera’ is a group of dedicated, talented professionals. We share an unquenchable desire to deliver what clients need, when they need it and to exceed expectations in terms of quality, price and service.

About Us

Sotera Risk Solutions Ltd is an independent, specialist risk management consultancy company which aims to provide exceptional services to its clients.

Sotera was established in 2002 by its three founding directors who had key roles for major international consulting firms. We believed that we could deliver a better service through working together and a decade or so later we still believe.

Many of our current clients have been with us from day one and we are honoured to be able to serve them together with our new and emerging client base.

Sotera is the Greek goddess for safety and salvation. She is often symbolised as having, in one hand success, and in the other, chance. These are two factors that are often balanced in Risk Management. She is represented as carrying a cornucopia, containing a profusion of everything that is good. Whilst the staff cannot claim they can achieve acts of divine intervention, hopefully our clients believe otherwise!

Windscreens and rear-view mirrors

John Adams, Emeritus Professor of University College London once likened the response to learning from accidents to driving a car using only the rear-view mirror for guidance.

Extending the metaphor a little further, we believe that developing a suitable risk model firmly fixes the gaze through the windscreen, while taking an occasional glance through the rear view mirror and an eye on the key indicators on the dashboard.

The Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard observed that:

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”

He seems to be making the same point as John Adams, but in 1840, he probably didn’t have access to a predictive risk model!

Our Mission

  • Sotera aims to set new standards in risk management consultancy, helping its clients to identify cost-effective safety and risk solutions.
  • ‘Team Sotera’ comprises dedicated professionals with a wealth of risk management experience. We apply the highest ethics to our work, so you can be sure that we will always provide a considered, objective opinion, which is truly independent.
  • We aim to provide robust solutions and when required we will apply innovative thinking to solve novel, challenging problems.
  • Sotera is committed to continuous improvement in every aspect of their service.