Darren CrossmanFacilities and Safety Manager Welsh Rugby Union/Principality Stadium
Darren is employed as the Facilities and Safety Manager at the Principality Stadium and also runs his own Crowd Safety consultancy C2S3. He is also the Secretary of British Association for Sustainable Sport whose aim is to develop sustainability within the sector and the ability to combine all aspects of Facilities Management with Crowd Safety Management and Sustainability.
Darren has a background in Engineering, Facilities Management, Health and Safety and Sustainability gained over many years and has a thorough knowledge of Stadia and the associated security and safety needs. To complement the operational experience he holds, he has studied at both Buckinghamshire New University and Coventry University to gain the academic and theoretical depth of knowledge required, achieving both a Bachelor’s degree in Crowd Safety Management and a Master’s Degree in Crowded Places and Public Safety Management.
Darren has been involved in many high-profile events over the years such as the global mega events - Olympic Games 2012, Rugby World Cup 2015, Champions League Final 2017, to International Rugby, Six Nations Tournaments, International Football, Concerts, motorsports and exhibitions and due to his extensive knowledge and expertise has provided support and consultation to Interpol in respect of Project Stadia and Qatar 2022.
Darren’s unique skill set puts him in a position where a can provide a holistic view and appreciation of any event, venue or infrastructure and provide guidance to ensure a safe approach.