About Peter East Associates

The need for regulation and standardised processes to control the transport of dangerous goods developed alongside the steady growth of international trade.

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Our role is to replace doubt and concern with confidence, certainty and qualified knowledge.

Working at Heathrow in 1986, Peter East realised the benefits of high quality professional training for those involved in the industry. Peter East Associates was formed and grew, moving to larger facilities, first in Finchley, North London during 1996 and then in 2009, to the current location at Elstree in Hertfordshire.

Since then, the Company’s repertoire of training courses has continued to expand in line with demand and changes in regulations. The transport of Dangerous Goods by air, sea and road, plus Air Cargo Security now form the core of our training curriculum of professional development.

We have also added Dangerous Goods Consultancy and Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) Services. Please see our courses and services menus for the most up-to-date details.

Our role is to replace doubt and concern with confidence, certainty and qualified knowledge. Our course facilitators are expert in their field and are well versed in professional practice as well as effective knowledge transfer techniques.

Given the dynamism of modern markets it is likely that our course provision will continue to expand into new areas. However, regardless of what new challenges and topics may lay ahead, the high calibre approach to quality and service, which is the hallmark of all our activities, will remain as important as ever.

Whether you are a returning customer or you are visiting us for the first time be assured that you are at exactly the right place for reliable professional development.

Need help or assistance?

For help or assistance, please contact us via email at info@petereast.com, Livechat or via telephone on +44 208 953 6721.

We encountered nothing but skillful course leaders and now feel very confident about using the new skills we have learned.

Our Tutors

Nicholas Mohr DGSA

Nicholas had a background in international transport before joining Peter East Associates fifteen years ago. He is now a director of the company and combines those responsibilities with the delivery of training courses. Nicholas is the author of Distribution for the Small Business (Kogan Page) and co-editor of Essential Facts: Export (Gee) as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport.

He is a Tutor on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air and the Carriage of Infectious Substances by Air courses. Nicholas is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser, and qualified as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Graham Smith DGSA

Graham began his career at British Caledonian Airways, working in both the importing and training departments. He later worked as Operations Training Manager for a major courier company. Graham has been working with Peter East Associates for over 20 years and delivers courses in Dangerous Goods by Air, Road and Sea, as well as the Carriage of Radioactive Materials and Infectious Substances, and specialist courses such as Lithium Batteries and Category 9. Graham is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser.

Graham Fitzgerald DGSA

Graham is an experienced trainer, accomplished in the multi-modal transportation of dangerous goods. He is a recognised expert on the conception, establishment and implementation of training programmes to meet operational requirements. He trains in Dangerous Goods by Air, Road and Sea and also runs the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor course, preparing delegates for the DGSA examination. Graham is a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser.



Hayley Culver DGSA

Hayley has spent 20 years in the logistics industry. She has 19 years of experience with a multi-national logistics leader where she was responsible for the implementation and development of the UK dangerous goods infrastructure, as well as heading up the UK Restricted Commodities Group for the last nine years.

Hayley is experienced in the transport of dangerous goods by air, road and sea and has been a DGSA for over 12 years. Hayley delivers air, road and sea training as well as some of our specialised courses including lithium batteries. She also acts as a DGSA for a number of customers.

Sue Lee DGSA

Sue Lee is a healthcare supply chain professional with extensive experience shipping clinical and specialty commercial drugs, and clinical samples. She brings passion and commitment to ensuring supplies reach their destination in perfect condition to ensure continuity and quality care for patients, and to ensure dangerous goods move safely throughout the supply chain.

Richard Masters DGSA

Richard Masters was one of the first DGSAs in the UK and was instrumental in designing the dangerous goods management system in the Port of Felixstowe. He has worked on cargo projects in the Middle East, and as a dangerous goods consultant for insurers the TT Club and Thomas Miller P&I of London. More recently he was the Health & Safety Manager and DGSA for Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Ltd land operations.

Mike Gordge

Mike has been working with international freight  for over 40 years. He has extensive knowledge as a result of working for global logistics companies as an Operations Manager based out of London Heathrow and later as a National Training Consultant. 
Mike is a specialist trainer in the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air. 

Maria Gorrara

Maria worked for British Airways for 18 years, where she delivered training courses to delegates from airlines, freight forwarders and manufacturers of hazardous goods. She specialises in dangerous goods and radioactive training, but has also delivered courses in a number of other areas including behavioural training and the handling and storage of livestock on board aircraft. Maria left BA in 2003 and now delivers Dangerous Goods by Air courses for Peter East Associates.

Tina Virdee-Basra

Tina spent 13 years with a major operator in both HR and training roles. She has been working with Peter East Associates for over 10 years and presents Dangerous Goods by Air courses. However, she is also qualified to train in the Carriage of Radioactive Material and also covers some aspects of training in the Awareness of Dangerous Goods.

John Wickes

John worked for British Airways in their cargo operation for over 30 years. He had responsibility for training in Cargo Security throughout the BA network and, while in that role, delivered extensively worldwide. He currently delivers Aviation Security training at all levels including level G (formerly Level 3) for Managers, Cargo X-ray Operations and Known Consignor training.

John also delivers training in Aircraft ULD Preparation, a topic that he was also responsible for when at BA.

In the Peter East office

Ensuring smooth running and customer satisfaction, we have Nicholas Mohr (director), Holly Waterhouse, Helena Frean, Jack Dearlove and Christopher Abrahams DGSA. Between them, they deal with administration, logistics, IT infrastructure and website updates for Peter East Associates - that’s when they are not engaged on training assignments of course.