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Mark Ross


Technical Director, South England + Senior Investigator

Areas of Expertise

Fire + Explosion Investigation
Vehicle Fires
Origin + Cause
Marine Fire Investigation


Mark Ross is a Senior Forensic Investigator with an MSc in Fire Investigation, specialising in fire and explosions, shipping and marine fires, personal injury, electrical failures and fire related crime and fraud investigations.

Prior to joining Jensen Hughes, Mark worked for a marine consultancy, specialising in the investigation of fires within the marine environment.

Before joining the private sector, Mark was a fire officer in the London Fire Brigade for over 28 years, of which he spent the last 20 years as a specialist forensic fire and explosion investigator.

Mark has carried out in excess of 2000 fire investigations covering a vast range of incidents, including fires involving the marine and aviation industry. He has investigated many fatal fires, including murder scenes, working alongside many different agencies and forensic specialists, such as the MAIB and the AAIB. He has given expert testimony in Coroners Court, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and arbitrations on numerous occasions.

Education / Certifications
  • MSc, Fire Investigation
  • Member, Institution of Fire Engineers
  • Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Senior Fire Investigator Examiner, Institution of Fire Engineers
  • Level 7 BTEC Advanced Professional Award, Expert Witness Evidence
  • Level 7 BTEC Advanced Professional Certificate, Investigative Practice
  • IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety
  • City and Guilds 2382, 17th Edition Electrical Wiring Regulations
  • EAL Level 2 Certificate, Electrical Installation and Testing
  • Class 2 Vehicle Mechanic R.E.M.E.
  • Fire Services Examination Board (FSEB) Station Officers Exam
  • FSEB Sub Officers Written and Practical Exams
  • FSEB Leading Fire-fighters Written and Practical Exams