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Gill Kernick

Editor: The Grenfell Enquirer

I work with senior executives in some of the worlds’ largest organisations to develop the leadership and organisational capability to create a safe culture. Preventing low probability, high consequence (Major or Catastrophic) events is a particular passion.

I am a leaseholder in the (in)famous modernist building in North Kensington – Trellick Tower.

From 2011 – 2014 I lived in a beautiful apartment on the 21st floor of Grenfell Tower. On the 14th June 2017 I sat on my bed and watched it burn. Seven of my former neighbours died. I vowed to do what it takes to ensure we learn.

I believe that high hazard industries have valuable lessons about how to learn from. and prevent catastrophic events. My commitment is to open dialogues and enquiries that will help us to collectively understand how to be more effective at dealing with the systemic issues at play. Whilst prompted by Grenfell the application is far broader.

Speaking, writing and engaging with a diverse range of stakeholder has become my second job.

With my husband, Keith Benton, in our apartment in Trellick.

Keith is co-chair of the Trellick Tower Residents Association, working to find new ways of working with the RBKC Council with tenants voices at its core.

You can see the burned remains of Grenfell Tower in the background of this picture taken for a feature on high rise living.