On the ChrisDuggleby.com site you can find out about my articles (fun and serious), photographs (pretty and awful), and music (sensual, celestial and sometimes simply silly). The site also introduces my other websites which focus mainly on risk management (my speciality before I retired from ‘big oil’) and tells you where you can download my music (ensuring I stay retired and don’t think of becoming a risk consultant!).
While you read why not give your senses a treat by listening to my album of modern interpretations of classics: Electro Baroque? Just click on the box below (also available on iTunes using the link here). See if you can name the original composers? (answers listed at the bottom of the page here):
More info about my music at the dedicated website www.TRANSFORMATES.com.(Warning: it is a rather ‘artistic‘ site!)
I am Chris Duggleby. I retired from the oil and chemicals industry in 2014 to focus on writing about risk management and music production. In 2016 I launched the ‘virtual’ publication JointVentureRisk.com to guide anyone involved in planning, managing or auditing joint venture (JV) businesses (actually much of the content is relevant to any modern business). If you would like to find out about the risks JVs face click on the picture below:
In December 2010 I published the risk management text book: ‘Value TRAI Based Risk Management‘ and in 2015 I developed the Risk Tuition and BizChangers (Management of Change) websites. My on-line writing focuses on helping organisations improve their risk management processes as well as expanding on topics of general consumer interest, sometimes with a hint of humour.
And here’s the dedicated website for my music at TRANSFORMATES.com. – Some pics were recommended by my therapist – when you read about my early days in music (see below) you will realise why:
I studied for my first degree at Manchester Medical School and in 1979 moved into a business role in BP (then ‘British Petroleum‘) – one of the World’s largest and oldest oil groups. There I developed my commercial skills by leading several international businesses mainly in chemicals and plastics. I spent over 35 years in the oil group managing several overseas companies, especially joint ventures – my popularity among senior management ensured I worked in some very inhospitable and remote locations. From 2002-2006 I was President of Formosa BP Chemicals, overseeing the construction of a $250 million factory making concentrated acid in the middle of an Asian swamp (a real fun location – making acid during earthquakes, typhoons and the SARS pandemic!).
As I managed to avoid killing anyone in the swamp they allowed me to returned to London in 2007 as the group’s risk management guru. Following the Gulf of Mexico disaster I was asked to redesign BP’s Joint Venture, Change Management, and Legal Compliance testing policies and procedures. For example, if you would like to learn more about the risks from legal compliance (or lack of it) try the link here.
My musical career dates back to my school days. At the innocent age of 16 I auditioned as guitarist for one of the Midland’s top semi-pro club bands. These rockers were not too impressed with my Spanish guitar version of the Beatle’s ‘Here comes the sun‘ but they noticed a keyboard and asked if I could play it? Following a rather ‘interesting’ rendition of Roxy Music’s ‘Street Life‘ they offered me a job as their keyboards’ player – under the condition that I never touched a guitar again!
They also helped me to buy some proper gear including a rather fancy organ (and yes – they gave me a cape!). At 16 I quickly adapted to the show biz life playing in working men’s clubs – squeezed in between the bingo and the striptease ‘artistes’ (Yes – a 16 year old virgin, still at school and I had to share my changing room with a stripper!). According to my therapist this ‘colourful’ start certainly influenced some of my later artistic creations (like the TRANSFORMATES.com website).
On this website you will find many of my articles – some are pure fun and some are more serious (usually with a medical or risk focus). Many feature my own photos. I began my photographic career while making mutant microbes in the Manchester Medical School’s Bacteriology Department. Sadly my promising research career received a set back after I was caught using the department’s electron microscope to produce Christmas cards featuring bacteria in compromising positions (Dugger’s ‘Bug-a-Pics‘ business).
I have lived in several locations and you can find some of the more scenic pics in my photo galleries. These are split into sections on Surrey (England), the European Alps and Table Mountain National Park near Cape Town.
During my time managing risks for BP I wrote a text-book on risk management and if you struggle getting to sleep try reading ‘Value TRAI based Risk Management‘. It is still available in hardback from good book sellers (here‘s the link at Amazon). In addition I have included some of my business risk articles in the ‘Serious Articles‘ section of this site.
I have also introduced a Duggleby History page. We Dugglebys can trace our family back the Domesday book in 1086. This page also provides a forum for Dugglebys from around the world to exchange views and tell each other what they are up to. The latest edition of the Duggleby Family Tree (from 11th to 21st Century) can be found here. Many of us appear to be descended from Sir Henry Duggleby who lived about 900 years ago.
You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin – search under Chris Duggleby.
Now prepare for an uplifting experience!