Louise Smail has extensive experience in the field of risk management with a wide range of organisations, including local government, police, manufacturing and many train operating companies. Louise has worked as Principle consultant and director of two international consulting groups and now runs her own consultancy, Ortalan where she works on high profile projects looking at business risk evaluation and performance at board level and the impact of changes in legislation in both the UK and Europe. She writes and lectures extensively and is the General Editor of the Corporate Liability: Work related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions and Consultant editor of Health and Safety at Work Newsletter (both published by Bloomsbury Professional). Louise went to University in Manchester where she obtained a Ph.D. and a master in Law and where she now lives.