Currently I work as a corporate security manager in Hong Kong with an Asia-Pacific (APAC) remit for 17 countries.
Previously, 2009-2011, I was an independent security specialist in Baghdad, Iraq on a NATO International Training Assistance Mission (ITAM) project as Site Security Manager at an Iraqi Ministry of Interior facility for the Iraqi Federal Police; inclusive of convoy and static operations, training, safety, logistics, C&V (credentials & vetting) and administration.
Qualifications, Trainin & Certifications
Fellow of the Chartered International Institute of Security and Crisis Management (FCiiSCM), 2014
Certification in Homeland Security (CHS IV), American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, 2005
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), 2004
Certified Protection Professional (CPP), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), 2003
Graduate Certificate in Historical Studies, Portsmouth University, UK, 1997
Police Inspectorate Professional Exams (Law & Administration), Hong Kong Police, 1983-86
2GCE A levels, 8 GCE O levels, Hayward Grammar School, UK 1977
Associate Director, Group Corporate Security, AIA Insurance
Nov 2011 – Present
Hong Kong (Asia Pacific Group HQ)
• Planning & managing physical, technical, personnel, travel & fire life safety security programmes within 17 countries throughout Asia Pacific.
• Managing internal investigations involving suspected fraud, criminal activity, asset loss, property damage, personal injury & alleged employee misconduct.
• Performing crisis management functions, implementing contingency plans & conducting post incident after action reviews.
• Promoting emergency preparedness, security & fire life safety awareness through seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises & training programmes.
• Liaising with international institutions, local, federal, & international law enforcement agencies to coordinate security & investigative process.
• Conducting country risk assessment & site-specific threat & vulnerability studies.
• Presenting security design concepts & recommendations for the site’s integrated physical protection system, including perimeter protection, intruder detection, barrier, locking, access control, CCTV surveillance, security lighting & electronic security systems to deter, detect, delay, assess & respond to unauthorised intrusions & other security threats.
• Developing and implementing executive protection and major event security programmes.
• Formulating strategies & implementing policies & procedures to maintain a safe & secure workplace.
Independent Security Contractor
Dec 2009 – Oct 2011
An independent security contractor working as Deputy Site Security Manager, inclusive of operations, training, communications, safety, logistics and administration for force & convoy protection and credentials & vetting on a NATO ITAM project (Iraqi Federal Police) in Iraq for a private security company.
Safety Officer for SOC LLC at Victory Base Complex (VBC), BIAP, Baghdad.
Dec 2009 – Feb 2010
Administration Officer for SOC LLC at Camp Dublin, VBC, BIAP,
Feb 2010 – Jan 2011
Camp Dublin was a NATO ITAM project supporting the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and home to the Iraqi Federal Police Special Training Academy and Emergency Response Brigade(3,000 Local Nationals). SOC’s role was to provide force protection within the camp; credential & vetting (C&V) for USF-I badge applications for the IFPSTA, ERB and guard-force; provide armed escort convoys (PSD ) in to and out of VBC through designated Entry Control Points. Acts as Operations Officer during the incumbent’s absence.
Deputy Site Security Manager, Camp Dublin
Jan 2011 – Oct 2011
Manages static guard force, armed escort convoys, C&V and watch keepers. Responsible for operations, communications, logistics, training, administration and liaison with senior Iraqi Police Officers, US and NATO officials. Acts as Site Security Manager during the incumbent’s absence.
Security/Risk Management Consultant
Feb 2009 – Dec 2009
Planning & managing physical and technical risk management programmes and investigative due diligence services.
Vice President, Global Security & Investigations
JPMorgan Chase Bank, Greater China, Hong Kong
May 2003 – Feb 2009
Planning & managing physical, technical and personnel security services.
Managing internal investigations
Managing KYC due diligence and pre-employment screening programmes.
Planning & managing enterprise risk, operations and information management.
Performing crisis management functions and incident response leadership
Promoting emergency preparedness, security & fire life safety
Liaising with international institutions, local, federal, & international law enforcement agencies
Conducting country risk assessment & site-specific threat & vulnerability studies.
Presenting security design concepts & recommendations
Developing and implementing executive protection and major event security programmes.
Security/Risk Management Consultant, Hong Kong SAR
Feb 2002 – May 2003
Working for a prominent Hong Kong based security services company provided a range of security & risk management services to support & assist a wide range of clients transacting business in Hong Kong, China & elsewhere within the APAC region, including:
Physical security surveys, fire safety audits & threat & vulnerability assessments of client facilities within the region.
Pre-transaction “know your customer” due diligence investigations & information gathering services on the background, reputation & activities of individuals & entities to assist financial institutions & multinational clients to assess, reduce & mitigate business risks.
Brand protection & intellectual property right investigation services for hi-tech companies & multinational corporations whose products & brands are being counterfeited or otherwise compromised.
The period May 2002 – May 2003 seconded exclusively to JPMorgan Chase Bank, Hong Kong.
Security/Risk Management Consultant, UK & Asia
Jun 2001 – Jan 2002
Freelance security & risk consultant based in UK and Asia providing a wide range of security & risk mitigation strategies.
UK Military Service – Royal Signals – 63(SAS) Signals Squadron(R)
Jan 1997 – Jun 2001
Active service in Bosnia FYR
Served Jun 1998 – Jun 2000 as a Joint Commission Observer in Bosnia
UK Special Forces Communications (RSTO 36)
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