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Expert in Security Risk Assessment, Security Planning & Security Engineering

Expert ID: 729997 United Kingdom

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Expert is Managing Director of a security consulting firm int the United Arab Emirates and Director of a UK security company.

He is an ASIS International qualified Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) by examination and holder of various Edexcel BTEC Professional qualifications in security technology disciplines. He is a former elected director of the Association of Security Consultants, a member of ASIS International, a member of the Security Institute and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Expert has over 25 years of experience as a security practitioner, 17 years of which were spent in various roles with security systems manufacturers and contractors. He has designed, project managed and in some cases consulted on a career total of in excess of 30 town/city centre public space surveillance schemes, numerous security technology projects in housing, healthcare and education, high security sites including H M Treasury, National Library of Wales and Water/Gas utility sites with economic key point status.

Expert has built and developed an extensive contact network within the security industry, both in the UK and Middle East Regions. He is an experienced consultant with a track record of assisting organizations to identify vulnerabilities, risk profiling and risk criticality.

Expert has applied operational experience with professional security management and physical security related qualifications to continuously deliver high quality security support on behalf of his client base. He strives to deliver consultancy with reliability and validity of content.

Expert is experienced as an expert in the following areas:

• Established and managed an independent security consulting practice (SGW), initially starting as home based business which developed into international practice with UK & United Arab Emirates offices – receiving peer review nomination as finalist in 2009 and 2010 in the category ‘Security Consultant of the Year’ at the UK Security Excellence Awards.
• Extensive experience in security risk assessment, security reviews, and audits on a wide range of high profile sites and facilities.
• Experienced independent consultant and project manager through lifecycle of security contracts up to £7M programme value.
• Production of detailed operational requirements, and technical designs associated with Access Control, ANPR, CCTV, Data Communications, Door Entry, Fibre Optic Communications, Intruder Alarms, Lone Worker, Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems, Security Control Rooms, and Video & Voice Communications.
• Holds a proven track record in project implementation & project management, gained in a wide range of complex and highly demanding security system related projects.
• Has longevity of experience in producing meaningful detailed pictorial & diagrammatic documentation, for system design, cost control, implementation, and project delivery, using a variety of software including Auto Desk AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Corel Draw, Visio, and MS Project.
• Has developed a detailed technical knowledge of installation techniques, and specification standards associated with security and surveillance systems.
• Trained in expert witness report writing by the Academy of Experts and has presented security related litigation reports to the legal profession in the capacity of an expert witness.

ANPR – Project management and implementation for the installation of ANPR (“Automatic Number plate Recognition Systems”) for Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, and The Trafford Centre in Manchester.Access Control – Design, implementation, & project management of stand-alone & networked access control systems for a wide variety of applications between 1985, and present. Applications have included police force wide enterprise based physical access control, local authority high & low-rise concierge housing projects, economic key point water treatment works and gas compressor site installations, and multi-tenanted office complexes. Systems familiarity includes card-based proximity, physical turnstile, optical turnstile, biometric fingerprint, biometric iris, biometric hand geometry, pedestrian & vehicular control, and people counting.CCTV – Design, implementation, & or project management of approximately 35 Town/City Centre CCTV Schemes, other major CCTV schemes, including rail, port, airport, office complexes and shopping centre applications. Full understanding of Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) performance guidelines for CCTV performance, which has been applied to the CCTV consultancy methodology process practiced commercially.Security Consultancy – he has provided consultancy and project management throughout the lifecycle of a project for a large diverse range of clients / sites including HM Treasury, The National Library of Wales, Banks, Building Societies, Government Departments, Hospitals, Universities, Airports and Passenger Transport Executives. Overseas projects include preparation and delivery of fire, health, safety and security plans, policies and procedures for the King Abdulla Universities of Health & Science in Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Al-Hassa + Security Master Planning for the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Centre.PIDS Systems – Extensive “Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems” experience gained in designing, implementing, & or project managing major schemes to include UK Prisons, British Gas Transco Compressor Stations and the National Transmission Centre.
High Security Systems – High security systems experience, gained in bid preparation, design, implementation, & project management of integrated intruder alarm, access control, lone worker, and CCTV systems at various water treatment works throughout the UK.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: Certificate Subject: Security Management Institution: New Buckinghamshire University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for managing a growing team currently at five staff, to deliver consultancy assignments in fire, safety and security across the GCC region. He is responsible for business development, Quality Management, Health & Safety, staff mentoring and management and working in the capacity of senior partner / lead consultant managing resourcing and delivery requirements on all company operations. He commutes between the UK and UAE on a monthly basis.
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Responsible for the day to day running of a consulting practice which included management of a team of eight direct report staff members, sales & purchase ledger, bid management, workflow / operations management, quality management systems development and review and health & safety compliance. Expert recruited and managed a team of eight direct employed senior engineers and consultants, most of whom were degree educated. He fulfilled a role as lead consultant on major security technology engineering projects, which encompassed sub-contract resourcing and recruitment where necessary.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2004 to 2004 Agency: HM Treasury Role: Security Advisor Description: Confidential

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2011 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: Project: King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences; Overview: First regional specialized health care university, located in four different cities (Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Hassa and Madinah) – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Expert was lead consultant for SGW who were appointed to prepare 23 x safety and security plan SOP’s.
Years: 2010 to Present Country / Region: United Arab Emirates Summary: Expert has a consulting office in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He has managed a number of safety and security planning projects in the UAE.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASIS International, The Security Institute (SyI), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Association of Security Consultants (ASC), The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP). Licenced with Dubai Police - Department of Protective Systems (DPS) for the provision of security consultancy and system auditing services in the Emirate of Dubai.
Professional Appointments
Elected by the members of the Association of Security Consultants (ASC) to serve as board member/director of the Association. The ASC is governed by an elected Board drawn from ASC Members representing a wide range of interests.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is a regular panelist for Risk UK magazine.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is a practicing associate of the academy of experts who provides expertise and experience in the following areas: Extensive experience of working with the legal profession; Expert witnesses trained in the legal process; Expert presentation in Court and mature and competent expert evidence; Simplified, accessible presentation of technical data.
Fast and accurate case assessment identifying key issues and areas of concern
Training / Seminars
Expert delivers a range of ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke courses, written and delivered by experienced trainers to clients around the world.
Courses are designed to suit all levels – from newcomers to the business through to seasoned professionals; from system operators, installers and supervisors through to managers and directors, all are offered at his company's excellent facilities in Nottingham or London (UK) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), or at the client’s site which could be anywhere in the world.
Vendor Selection
Expert has many years experience supporting corporate and public sector clients to procure fire, safety and security services. He has managed major vendor pre-qualification procedures, often under EU legaslative procurement guidlines for public bodies. He often provides tender evaluation reports and management of bidder interviews.
Marketing Experience
Expert is an ASIS International qualified Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) by examination and holder of various Edexcel BTEC Professional qualifications in security technology disciplines. These professional knowledge based qualifications demonstrate competence in both security management and physical security practices.
Other Relevant Experience
Project management, CAD, 3D modelling and document preparation. Drawings, site plans, concept designs, strategies and CFD modelling. Blast and explosion effects engineering.

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