Our People

Paul Blum

Paul is a Director and principal consultant of Devereux-Blum Training and Development Limited. Paul, nationally recognised as an expert in Emergency Management is skilled in consultancy, training, facilitation and coaching. His strengths focus around organisational development within Emergency Management. Paul works nationally, facilitating the development of strategies for managing emergencies and is skilled at improving performance at all levels of organisations. Read More

Sharyn Devereux-Blum

Sharyn is a Director and principal consultant of the company. Sharyn, a nationally recognised expert in Emergency Management is an experienced facilitator, trainer, teacher, consultant and coach who has a real passion for working with people of all ages. Life-long learning is one of her core beliefs and Emergency Management is an area of focus Sharyn finds very rewarding. She trains and consults nationally within organisations and is widely recognised for her ability to facilitate groups. Read More

Janice Laurenson

Janice is our Office Manager and works closely with both you, as the client and our trainers to ensure the training meets your needs.  Janice manages our administration, liaises with clients and working with Lisa ensures that the everything is organised and coordinated for the training. Janice completed a WREMO … Read More

Lisa Stafford

Lisa is your first point of contact when you call our office.  As part of our administration team, Lisa works with and supports our trainers and team within the office.  Lisa will liaise with you to plan and organise the logistics for training.  She looks forward to working with you … Read More


Nigel, Mountain Safety Council 2012 Volunteer Award Winner, is a valued member of our team. He has a wealth of experience in all areas emergency. He works with clients in areas relating to Rescue, Heights training, Urban Search and Rescue … Read More


We have a growing number of people internationally with specialist skills and experience in emergency management training, facilitation, and consultancy who work with our team as required. This allows us to assist clients throughout the world, allowing us to service larger contracts as required. If you have qualifications and … Read More

Linda Blum

Linda has 25 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering training. She set up her own training and development consultancy in 1985. Linda works with the team in an advisory role. She is currently the Director of Achieve Group. Linda is particularly skilled in facilitation, coaching as well as leadership, management and team development. Her particular passion is developing integrated long-term programmes which fast-track the development of individuals and teams. Read More