About Don Harvie

Don Harvie was born in Glasgow, started his international training career in 1980, after years of international work, he has now returned to set up home and business in Glasgow.

Don has gained extensive knowledge and experience in Training and Competence Assurance. Early in his career Don Harvie studied mechanical engineering and gained hands-experience working in rotating equipment maintenance. From such a hands-on background he takes a practical systematic approach to problem solving.

He has significant achievements not just in the Training & Competence Assurance field, he names the following most interesting achievements of his: Landing the Space Shuttle (at the Johnson Space Centre simulator) and Repairing a Nuclear Submarine. He has in fact a broad range of capabilities including Occupational Health & Safety and Management. He also has experience in power generation, refineries, OPF, LNG, offshore and FPSOs.


Comments from Don

I have to confess that I have pride in knowing that I have played some part in contributing to the success of a number of major Oil & Gas projects. I attribute my own success to my ability to effectively communicate with others.

My colleagues often say that I am a real-people person. I am comfortable working with both senior and shop floor staff. I have a passion to empower trainees to achieve their maximum potential. I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that I have given trainees a good start on their professional journey.

It gives me great satisfaction to learn that one of my ‘old’ trainees is now an executive with a national LNG company. Over the years I have had the privilege and benefit of working with some outstanding managers and colleagues, I like to think that some of their wisdom and expertise has rubbed off on me.

And the last but not the least, my proudest achievements in life are my delightful daughters and my super son. Spending quality time with my family, is to my mind is what life is all about.


My clients have included…

Don Harvie

MSc, FITOL, Grad IOSH, Chartered FCIPD, MIMechE, Dip. Management, OPITO Registered