Highly experienced and well connected communications engineer working within the security industry. Specialising in radio and satellite communications systems and operations in hostile and high risk environments. Security cleared.
Results-driven, highly regarded specialist communications consultant presenting with 17 years of experience in the successful delivery of quality telecommunications services to organisations operating in conflict and disaster zones in high-risk environments worldwide.
Provides radio, telephony and satellite communications for voice and data with emphasis on covert communications installations in vehicles and fixed locations. Works extensively with military, paramilitary, NGOs, Governments, security firms and commercial organisations.
Consistently acknowledged for capacity to deliver complex projects to deadlines within budgets through superior technical problem resolution skills, and expertise in improvising and adapting technologies across multiple platforms requiring considerable integration.
Risk Assessments & Evaluations Project Management/Planning
Operational & Team Leadership Budgets & Accounts Management
Contract Negotiations & Pricing Client & Suppliers Relations
Areas Of Expertise
Communications System Design
Communications Systems Installation
Communications Systems Training
Frequency Planning & Management
DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)
DpMR (Digital Private Mobile Radio)
Capacity+ & Linked Capacity+
DMR Tier II XPT & Pseudo Trunking
DMR Tier III Trunking
Digital Radio Codeplug Writing
Hytera, Motorola, Icom, Kenwood
TRBONet & SmartDispatch
Zetron Systems Control & Integration
Codan & Barrett HF
VSAT & other Satellite Systems
Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping
Covert Vehicle Systems Installation
Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia, Burundi, China, Cyprus, DRC, Ethiopia, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Norway, Qatar, Rwanda, Sardinia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, UAE, USA, Yemen
HMG EXPERIENCE – ROYAL AIR FORCE
Tactical Communications Wing – 3 years IUKADGE – 4 years
G6-GLOBAL www.g6-global.com (formerly C & L International)
1999 – Present
Established G6-Global in 1999 to provide a wide range of quality specialist telecommunications services, support, consultancy, equipment and systems to organisations and individuals working in hostile and high-risk environments worldwide.
AEGIS Defence Services
G4S Risk Management
CABLE & WIRELESS – U.K.
1990 – 1999
DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNIT 1996 – 1999
Following deployment to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, recognised the serious skills lacuna in the field of communications and IT across the Humanitarian community.
Conceptualised and put forward a proposal for the formation of an Emergency Response Unit that was sanctioned by the Board of Directors at Cable & Wireless.
Formed, led and managed the ERU across worldwide deployments on every continent. Provided rapidly deployable communications solutions and support for NGOs working in challenging, high-risk environments.
Undertook United Nations programmes and government sponsored projects through the Department for International Development.
SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT 1993 – 1996
Designed and implemented commercial technical communications solutions for numerous blue chip companies, project-managed contracts and provided comprehensive pre and post-sales support.
Negotiated and implemented interconnect agreements with other telecom carriers.
SENIOR TRANSMISSION ENGINEER 1990 – 1993
Configured new customer circuits. Conducted installation, maintenance and testing on a variety of low to higher order multiplex equipment. Specialist in DCME and digital cross connect systems.
Implemented transmission recovery plan in the event of compromise or damage to trans-ocean data cables.
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1984 – 1990
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER 1987 – 1990
Worked on the state-of-the-art communications infrastructure project in support of the Improved UK Air Defence Ground Environment project (IUKADGE).
Tasked with commissioning and maintenance of digital switching equipment, national transmission infrastructure and supporting secure voice and data encryption systems.
Designed and implemented local communications ‘fall-back’ plan in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS WING 1984 – 1987
As part of an elite deployable team, installed, operated and maintained transportable covert radio and satellite tactical communications and information systems supporting UK and NATO humanitarian and military operations worldwide.
Main customers of the Unit were fixed wing aircraft, notably the Harrier and F3 Tornado forces, deployed to OOA airfields or remote field locations. Also supported air to air refuelling, maritime reconnaissance and transport operations.
DRIVING LICENCE: Full, Clean
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Home Office Approved Vetting Status (SC)
TRAVEL: Vaccinations Current / 6 month Iraqi multi-entry visa
LANGUAGE: Intermediate Level German
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