Clive Adams

Clive Adams is Associate Director at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Cambridge, UK, across ADL’s Risk and Travel & Transportation practices. He has more than 20 years’ experience in assurance of safety-critical systems and products. Dr. Adams has a background in system engineering in the rail, aviation, defense, communications, and public sectors. His work has included independent safety assessment, safety management systems review, and safety and project risk assessment. Dr. Adams’s most recent experience focuses on the rail sector, working for a wide variety of both metro and mainline operators and suppliers in Europe, Asia, and America. He is passionate about providing insightful yet pragmatic client solutions and prides himself on his attention to detail while still offering a “helicopter view.” Dr. Adams is a chartered engineer, member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and member of the Safety and Reliability Society. Dr. Adams earned a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science, first class honors, and a PhD in computer science from the University of York, UK. He can be reached at