More info about my music is at the dedicated website www.TRANSFORMATES.com
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 businesses (actually much of the content is relevant to any modern business). The site is free to use. If you would like to find out about the risks joint venture businesses face click on the picture below (thanks to my former employers BP and Formosa for letting me use their pics):
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 (for free!) as well as expanding on topics of general consumer interest, sometimes with a hint of humour.
A dedicated website exists for my music at TRANSFORMATES.com.
My album ‘Baroque Transformation‘ is available to download from iTunes (link is here). You can find out more from Transformates.com (link here). To hear the tracks/see the videos which accompany each piece try my YouTube Electro Baroque playlist:
I studied for my first degree at Manchester Medical School and then 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 subsidiaries and joint ventures often in challenging businesses and sometimes rather remote locations. From 2002-2006 I was President of Formosa BP Chemicals, a $250 million manufacturer and marketer of Chemicals in Asia. From 2007 I had a senior leadership role in the BP Group’s Internal Audit department. Following the Gulf of Mexico disaster I designed the group’s new Joint Venture, Transformation Management, and Commercial Compliance auditing processes. If you would like to learn more about the risks from business 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 in 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? Following a rather ‘interesting’ rendition of Roxy Music’s ‘Street Life‘ they offered me a job as their keyboard’s player under the condition that I never touch 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 of banging out Free’s ‘All right now‘ in working men’s clubs just before the strippers did their slightly more artistic set.
On this website you will find some of my articles about various risk management subjects and topics of general interest, often illustrated with some of 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 became tarnished when I was caught using the department’s electron microscope to produce Christmas cards depicting bacteria in compromising positions (known as Dugger’s ‘Bug-a-pics’).
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 audits 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 (like Amazon). In addition I have included some of my recent business risk articles in the ‘Risk Articles‘ section of this site.
Many parts of the ChrisDuggleby.com site are fun focused; I will use it to share my experiences and passions as I travel around the world. I am fortunate enough to be bilingual and one of my pastimes involves searching the foreign language press for articles which I think may be of wider international interest (particularly focusing on ‘odd’ or funny stories). These articles can be found in the Alpine Press section of this site (link here) and they are often referred to in my blogs which can be found here.
On this site I have also introduced the 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, including yours faithfully, are descended from Sir Henry Duggleby who lived about 900 years ago.
If you would like to find out more about my musical endeavours please visit the site Transformates.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin under Chris Duggleby.
If you have any comments, recommendations, questions (or discover typos!) please let me know via the comments boxes at the bottom of every page.
Now prepare for an uplifting experience!