Tim Trevan is a founder of CHROME Biosafety and Biosecurity Consulting. He is an expert on assessing biological risks arising from nature, accidents and deliberate misuse of biology and designing risk management plans to avoid and mitigate these risks. Tim was previously Executive Director of the International Council for the Life Sciences. Earlier, he was the political advisor to the UN Special Commission for Iraq (UNSCOM). Before that, he was a British diplomat, serving in Yemen and at the Conference on Disarmament, and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office dealing with weapons of mass destruction and later with the rules of war, refugees and human rights issues. He has written commentary for Nature, Sunday Times, the Guardian, and the Sun in Britain and the Los Angeles Times. His book, Saddam’s Secrets, about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programmes, was published by HarperCollins in 1999.