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CV, UK Based Security And Asset Protection Manager Targeting MENA

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 18896

List top 5 skills: asset protection, community liaison, project management, security management
Short Bio:

I am a security specialist with over 20 years extensive experience in the security industry, my successive track record shows experience, the last 8 years in senior leadership positions delivering a high standard of security, risk and crisis management. I have a developed proficiency in operations management delivering high value programs in fluid and fragile environments, with a resilient, flexible and organized approach to complex situations.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy, General Management, other

Spoken languages: 

english, Spanish (Basic)

Locations I am interested in working:


Skills Summary

Strategy, Policies and Procedures:

• Develop and set security approach and strategy, in line with corporate strategic requirements

• Design and implement new security protocols specific to the region of operations

• Design, procure and management of new technology employed in the security environment

Planning / Forecasting:

• Liaising confidently and effectively with local Police, Military, Governmental and regional leaders during planning and implementation of projects

• Ability to set security frameworks and journey management of all staff to and from their place of work, areas of resident and movements into/out of country.

• Extensive experience in delivering multiple projects within several programs

• Prioritize, taking into account the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources

Resilience / Crisis Management

• Strong decision maker able to identify relationships and construct frameworks for problem solving

• Ready and able to take initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of decisions

• Incident, situation and problem control with resolution experience in taking the lead in a crisis team

Soft skills:

• Strong leadership and excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills

• Extensive experience in building strong client relationships

• Persuasiveness, facilitation skills, ability to represent the organisation in external forums at the highest level

• Resilient in managing emotions in the face of pressure, set-backs or when dealing with provocative situations

• EMEA cultural and customs savvy, with the ability to resolve sensitive issues without confrontation

IT / Technical skills:

• Proficient in using computers, software systems and MS Office products

• Extensive experience in design and implementing CCTV, access control, surveillance and alarm systems

Career Summary

Jan 2013 to Present
Freelance Risk Consultant, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Ukraine.

Risk management services to multiple news teams covering

• Journey management from home country to place of assignment, accommodation and daily travel

• Risk awareness – daily briefing on current events that may have a security/risk impact

• Relationship building of local drivers, interpreters and trusted sources to gain an accurate intelligence picture and cohesive working group.

• Security surveys of client accommodation and places of interest throughout the period of their time in country

• Liaise with military, local authorities, police, government officials and local leaders

• Interaction with local authorities, police and security staff

March 2012 to Nov 2013
Security Mentor/Risk Program Manager, Bancroft Global Developments, Mogadishu

Mentor across multiple security projects in support of the Somali Government, United Nations, several NGO’s, various governments including British, UAE, U.S, Swedish and Italian to assist in the stabilization of the newly formed government, military and police.

• Point of contact for security queries, investigating, recording and reporting of security incidents and breaches at key installations including that of the President, Prime Minister and Ministry of Defense.

• Training and implementing security procedures for local and international guard forces over 500 strong

• Complete travel clearance applications for staff travelling to high risk areas

• Liaise with Government agencies on delivering projects

• Write, update and monitor Standard Operating Procedures keeping as living documents across all projects

• Ensure the expatriate company members are fully aware of the prevailing security threats and are up to date with deployment training to mitigate against the vulnerability of these threats

• Provide guidance on physical security, e.g. vehicles, access control, CCTV

October 2011 to February 2012,
Diplomatic security advisor, Swiss Embassy, Tripoli

Provide day-to-day diplomatic protection services to all embassy staff and Swiss Nationals working for various NGO’s with Swiss representation.

• Forging relationships with local nationals and expatriate staff working in Tripoli to gain and accurate and to date intelligence/risk assessment.

• Mentor local national security team conducting training on site, including vehicle/pedestrian search techniques

• Conduct security surveys of post and staff properties.

• Liaise on VIP visits and special events

• Brief various senior Swiss nationals on the security situation in Libya whilst justifying the current measures implemented to protect staff, thus enabling them to carry out their countries diplomatic mission.

June 2006 to September 2011
Project Security Manager/Operations Manager, Blue Hackle Middle East, Iraq, Kurdistan and Afghanistan

Security and Operations Manager on multiple contracts including; Oil and gas, key installations, power generation/transmission, Media, NGO, Commercial and US government agencies, in support of humanitarian and reconstruction needs.

• Engaged with diverse high profile international companies communicating daily with senior personnel from US, Iraqi and Afghan military, to ensure consistency of approach and application of company policies

• Security Liaison officer for the U.S air force on a reconstruction program budget of $6.5 billion

• Development and documentation of dynamic security procedures Site Security Plans/manuals (SSPs) and Standard operating Procedures (SOPs)

• Multi-national personnel management and HR functions; recruitment, administration, finance and travel needs

• Development and management of ongoing risk assessments and maintaining threat matrix on a per site basis

• Training of an international and local force protection team in both theory and practical skills/knowledge

• Initiated, developed and executed policies and procedures to address local threats and mitigate against loss

• Logistical procurement and establishment/maintenance of life-support functions

Jan 1994 to June 2006
Infantry and Special Forces Soldier, British Army

A junior commander in the British Army joining the Yorkshire Regiment, exemplary decorated service in Peace keeping, Humanitarian Aid and Operational duties worldwide: Serving in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Middle East and various African countries