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Expert in Security, Intelligence & Risk Management; Senior Police Adviser

Expert ID: 729303 United Kingdom

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Chairman and Director of the UK Association of Security Consultants, Registered Independent Security Consultant and Management of Risk practitioner. Operating commercially since 2006 in both private and public sectors following a 32 year police career culminating at a senior and specialist level in the Specialist Operations department of New Scotland Yard.

Working as an independent consultant since 2006 Expert has led on a number of national and international security related projects for government, commercial and private clients.

Between 2006 and 2010, on behalf of UK government and EU, he managed an international project supporting Croatia’s accession to EU membership by delivering an integrated intelligence model, including the development of strategy and tactics against organised crime and corruption.

From 2011 to 2016 he project managed support for UK (FCO & DFID) efforts to bring, not only regional stability in East Africa, but also global security, by leading and developing Counter Terrorism capabilities and enhanced policing and investigative services throughout Somaliland, which included skills, equipment, building and infrastructure.

Working on behalf of the US government (Department of Defense) from 2010 to 2014 Expert was an adjunct professor for the Marshall Centre of European Security Studies, leading and participating in study programmes in Western and Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the prestigious Programme on Terrorism & Security Studies (PTSS) comprising senior Counter Terrorism officials from over 50 countries.

Expert has also been engaged by the US government (Department of Justice) since 2010 as a Special Adviser in Ukraine on the use Criminal Intelligence against Organised Crime and on policing in the Ukrainian conflict zone.

Additionally, Expert has provided discreet security advisory and investigative services to UK and international commercial operations and private individuals.


He was contacted by the owner of an AIM Listed UK engineering company engaged on sensitive public service contracts in the UK and abroad who had grounds to suspect that disaffected members design staff may have colluded or were planning to collude together with an unknown competitor by sharing confidential information that was the intellectual property of the company.

He developed an investigative strategy which was both legal and proportionate and allowed sufficient flexibility for a range of possible outcomes e.g. criminal, civil or employment.

He engaged subject matter specialists in a staged investigation to measure the extent of risk faced by the company, the source of any risks identified and appropriate methods for reducing the harm caused by the risks.

He reported confidentially to the company executive with a full threat and risk assessment and recommendations for managing the risks identified. He was approached by a consultancy tasked by a major overseas oil company with identifying the source and nature of confidential information leaks to the media.

He advised on the methodology and prepared a plan for forensically investigating and stemming the leaks and recommended a 360 degree threat and risk assessment of the company to establish its culture and practice in relation to security risk.

A number of weaknesses were identified to the company executive. The leaks were stemmed and a number of of other security risk recommendations were acted on. He was engaged by a company supplying high net worth overseas individuals with high quality concierge services in London.

He worked with the Human Resource department to develop an effective risk based personnel screening methodology for handling a large and diverse group of seasonal staff.

The policy and procedure he developed was adopted by the company assisting them to manage risk more effectively and demonstrating significant efficiency and cost savings. He was engaged by the UK Association of Chief Police Officers to assist a team review the process and practice of counter terrorism intelligence analysis.

Following multi agency national consultation exercise and examination the team was able to make a significant number of recommendations all of which were acted upon. He was engaged by the Home Office of the UK Government and the Croatian Ministry of Interior to conduct a review of how the UK could further support the intelligence led fight against organised crime and corruption in Croatia.

He designed a review whereby he interviewed a number of Croatian officials to identify requirements. He was able to prioritise those requirements which the UK could most effectively support which included enhanced analytical capability for the newly formed anti-organised crime and corruption units and the development of a capability to develop intelligence from prisons.

Working with Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Justice officials he designed and delivered a series of workshops, using UK specialists, to create standard operating procedures between the agencies. The consultancy project culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on intelligence sharing between the Director Generals of each ministry.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Subject: Business Administration Institution: Middlesex University
Year: 1991 Degree: PG Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) Subject: Management Institution: UEL

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2016 Employer: Praemunitus Ltd Title: Director Department: Owner Responsibilities: He is the owner/director of specialist Intelligence and Risk consultancy.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Cobra Solutions Limited Title: Director Department: Joint owner Responsibilities: He was a joint owner and director of a security consultancy.
Years: 1974 to 2006 Employer: Metropolitan Police Service Title: Detective Superintendent Department: New Scotland Yard, Specialist Operations Responsibilities: He completed a full service police career from Police Cadet to Detective Superintendent ultimately responsible for leading on covert counter terrorist and extremist intelligence and operations.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1974 to 2006 Agency: Metropolitan Police Service Role: Police Officer Description: He completed a full police career from Cadet to Detective Superintendent at New Scotland Yard ultimately responsible for investigating and managing threats from terrorism and extremism in the UK and abroad.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Agency: Association of Chief Police Officers Role: Consultant Description: He advised on the processes and structures for managing counter terrorism intelligence in UK policing.
Years: 2007 to 2007 Agency: National Policing Improvement Agency Role: Consultant Description: He advised on the feasibility of deploying mobile broadband capability in support of a variety of policing operations.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Agency: Home Office Role: Consultant/Trainer Description: He delivered part of UK Home Office 'twinning partner' role in EU Cards Programme for the development of a criminal intelligence system in Croatia. Also contracted by the Home Office in a number of review and support roles to ensure the successful delivery of the project.

This project was described by the Home Office as 'one of the most high profile projects ever run under the auspices of the European Commission’s accession programme in the Western Balkans. Its significant success is due in no small measure to the efforts of Expert'.
Years: 2011 to 2016 Agency: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office & Department for International Development Role: Senior Police Adviser Description: Delivering comprehensive international aid programmes to enhance police capability in relation to terrorism, serious crime, leadership and community engagement

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2009 Country / Region: Croatia Summary: He was contracted by the UK government and European Union to develop and deliver a series of consultancy and training services to the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Justice in Croatia in support of their fight against organised crime and corruption and in preparation for their accession to EU membership.
Years: 2010 to 2014 Country / Region: Germany/USA Summary: He was engaged as an adjunct professor at the George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies which is jointly run by the US Department of Defense and the German government. He assisted to deliver the Spring 2010 Programme on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) to approximately 80 senior military, police and other government officials representing 50 countries globally.

He has continued to support the George C Marshall Center by designing and delivering the 2011 field study trip of 65 CT professional from 39 countries to the UK to examine experiences, enhance learning and explore practical solutions in relation to Northern Ireland.

He supports the George C Marshall Alumni Associations internationally.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Country / Region: Pakistan Summary: He facilitated intelligence analysis training and review among counter terrorism operatives in Pakistan including practical support in the use of i2 intelligence tools.
Years: 2011 to 2016 Country / Region: East Africe Summary: Engaged in leading and developing investigative skills development in East Africa.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: Bulgaria/Kazakstan/Central Asia Summary: He has been at expert speaker at national security and transnational threat conferences in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Years: 2011 to 2015 Country / Region: Ukraine Summary: ICITAP Advisor to MoI on Criminal Analyis and Policing Conflict Zone

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Ambassador for London Chamber of Commerce & Industry;

Member of UK Association of Security Consultants;

Member of UK Counter Terrorism Professionals Club
Licenses / Certifications
MSP - Managing Successful Programmes;

PRINCE2 - Managing Successful Projects;

M_o_R - Management of Risk
Professional Appointments
Director of UK Association of Security Consultants with special responsibility for events.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Commercial:
Personnel Screening: Advising on issues surrounding pre-employment and in-service screening of staff as a means of manging both personal and business risks.

Managing security risks in private sector: Development and practice of risk management process.

Government:
Intelligence analysis: Developed and delivered a series of training courses for Croatia Minsitry of Interior in support of Croatia's fight against organised crime and corruption, ranging from tactical intelligence analysis, through problem solving analysis, strategic analysis, managing information and intelligence.

Intelligence-led policing: Developing and delivering field study trip for 32 senior police leaders from Croatia to UK to research and develop intelligence led processes at all levels of law enforcement. 2012 working with US Dept of Justice ICITAP in developing Organised Crime Analysis capaibities in SE Europe.

Developing prison intelligence process and practice: A series of 6 workshops between Ministries of Interior and Justice in Croatia as part of fight against organised crime and corruption.

Counter terrorism: Adjunct professor at George C Marshall Center of European Security Studies (GCMC) assisting delivery of Programme on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) Feb/March 2010.

Counter terrorism: Adjunct professor at GCMC planning field study trip to UK for approximately 80 counter terrorism professionals from approximately 50 countries to explore strategy and tactics relating to current and developing forms of terrorism.

Developing international investigation capacity: 2012 Creating organisational change and developing skills across a broad range of investigation skills for police and government in Africa.



Vendor Selection
I work in collaboration with global partners and have direct access to a broad range of high quality, tried and tested consultants, each selected for the skills and experience they have honed through extensive and specialist careers spanning law enforcement, government, commerce, military and academia.

I regularly sub-contract to subject area specialists and work in direct contact with them to maintain quality of service, content and client satisfaction.
Marketing Experience
Law enforcement, counter terrorism and intelligence management:
I have over 30 years experience of policing at the highest levels of operations in the UK and internationally.

Private security industry: I have 4 years of consultancy and training following my long police experience in which I have provided discreet services to individuals and corporates in the private sector. These services range through investigating security threats both physical and virtual, information leaks, distributed denial of service and direct action attacks and advising on appropriate overt and covert methods of mitigation.

Law enforcement solutions: I have advised and worked alongside high tech companies developing and delivering law enforcement solutions.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native language

Fields of Expertise

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