While you read the following article why not listen to my e-baroque compositions – just click on the box below:
or if techno music is more your cup of tea here are my techno/ambient compositions:
I hope you find the information below interesting…please visit chrisduggleby.com again.
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 employer BP for lots of their super 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 and safety management processes (for free!) as well as expanding on topics of general consumer interest, sometimes with a hint of humour. My work as a music producer is carried out in the V&LIUMM studios (in Surrey, the European Alps and Cape Town).
Most of my music is produced as part of the TRANSFORMATES 變 project.
My recent album ‘Baroque Transformation‘ is now available to download (iTunes link is here). You can find out more from Transformates.com (link here). To hear the tracks/see the videos here’s my YouTube Electro Baroque playlist:
I studied for my first degree at Manchester Medical School and then 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 numerous international businesses mainly in the petrochemicals area. I spent over 35 years in the oil group and managed several overseas subsidiaries and joint ventures usually in challenging businesses and sometimes in rather remote locations. Seven years prior to early retirement I was asked to take up a senior leadership role in the Group’s Internal Audit department to help them develop their Joint Venture, Transformation Management, and Commercial Compliance auditing processes.
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 ‘Here comes the sun‘ by the Beatles but they noticed a keyboard in the corner of the room and asked if I could play? They appeared rather taken by my rendition of Roxy Music’s ‘Street Life‘ and offered me a job as their keyboard’s player under the condition that I never touched a guitar again!.
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 split my home life between three countries. My main residence is in Surrey, England. From this base I commute either to the European Alps or to the Table Mountain National Park near Cape Town (basically following the sun). If you are interested in finding out more about these locations please take a look at my photo galleries.
During my time managing audits I wrote a text-book on risk management and if you struggle to sleep try reading my book ‘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 (many of them are quite funny). 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!