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My heritage is a strong background working with the intelligence agencies and police, in physical and personnel security. I have over 30 years of leadership experience managing and motivating high performance teams, managing risks, and dealing with crime, terrorism, and customer service. I combine my network with credibility, leadership, integrity, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Leading through Others – Proactive, enthusiastic and experienced leader of individuals and teams demonstrated as a senior Army officer and security director Strategic Thinking – Analytical mind coupled with strategic vision demonstrated balancing security and customer experience in the commercial entertainment field and at ParliamentBias for Action – Output focused, flexible and courageous decision maker with experience of leading change in the parliamentary, diplomatic, entertainment and tourism worldsSound Decision Making and Judgement – Ability to balance issues and deliver key outputs under pressure and commercial scrutiny - demonstrated as Head of Security at The O2 and as a Whitehall terrorism expertTrusted Adviser – Complete discretion and integrity demonstrated through membership of The O2 Senior Leadership Team and daily interaction with Members of Parliament as House of Commons Director of Security and as an expert security witnessCommunications – An experienced public speaker able to convey complexity with simplicity and to produce concise and effective written and verbal reportsSecurity Expertise – Experience in risk assessment, physical and procedural security, investigations, event security, crisis management, travel security and project managementWhat we offer: Vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, risk mitigation planning .I have extensive recent knowledge of crowded place security at high value targets. I have extensive line management experience from my career as an Army Officer and an employer of security managers and staff in my subsequent security management roles. I have conceived, planned and executed operations from large scale military operations, through state ceremonial events at Parliament to 220 shows a year at The O2. I have years of experience as a multi-million pound budget holder and have often been able to increase the level of security whilst realising financial savings. From the House of Commons through the world’s most successful live music and entertainment venue to the UK’s most iconic theatre I have experience of leading my security teams to deliver first class security in a demanding customer facing environment. I have experience working with unions. Demonstrated at Parliament where I was involved in the change of employment of some 200 security officers transferring from the police to House staff under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) rules.My specialist area of security expertise is counter terrorism and counter crime in high footfall and crowded entertainment / tourism venues. My style is consultative and inclusive, and I ensure that key stakeholders have appropriate input into security activity. I have combined the very best of what I learned in the military with my commercial and customer service experience to deliver an effective and enthusiastic output orientated style. I have long standing, strong relationships with the Metropolitan Police Service, the professional security community, and the intelligence agencies. I have a reputation for developing close and productive working relationships.