Nelson is an accomplished business executive with a trades and public safety background. He worked with Ontario Hydro in Canada for a decade as an Electrical Inspector to improve electrical safety for clients, and to reduce workplace fatalities. In the late 1990’s, Nelson turned his attention to helping fire service organizations manage risk in the emergency response environment. To that end, he set up and served as President of three private corporations in both the USA and Canada to provide risk management products. Educated at York University and Schulich School of Business, over the last 20 years he has built a strong network of clients and contacts in the North American and Australian fire service industries.