Our People

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Dave Wood

CEO and Director

Dave’s career spans 31 years with the British Police Service, culminating as Deputy Assistant Commissioner. He specialised in combating organised crime, anti-corruption and intelligence operations.

 

  • founding Executive Director for the Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland
  • CEO of the Office of Criminal Justice reform in the UK Government
  • Director General of the Department for Immigration Enforcement
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Bob Quick

Executive Director and Founder

Bob spent 32 years with the British Police Service, most recently as Chief Constable of Surrey. He oversaw the investigations into some of the most complex terrorism cases in that took place in the UK.

 

  • UK Policing lead at New Scotland Yard for Counter Terrorism.
  • responsible for the protection of the British Royal Family, Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • led the security of the UK diplomatic community and visiting Heads of State
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NICK HAWKINS

Sales & Marketing Director

Since leaving the Police Service in 1990, Nick has spent his career in the technology sector. He has been involved in several early stage businesses.

 

  • established MessageLabs in Asia Pacific
  • Managing Director, EMEA, Trustwave
  • Managing Director, EMEA, Everbridge
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BRIAN MOORE

DIRECTOR

Brian served in the police service as an investigator for 34 years rising to the rank of Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police and subsequently as Director General of the UK Border Force.

 

  • Former national lead for prevention of violent crime
  • Awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service
  • Post Police career includes board director of leading private investigation company
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ANDREW DAVIS

Non-executive Director

Andrew spent 28 years working in the City of London specialising in Pan European Equity Sales Trading to predominantly US based Institutions and Hedge Funds.

 

  • Former executive of Credit Suisse and BZW
  • Former MD of US investment bank Jeffries
  • Respected non-executive director
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MIKE SMITH

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mike has an international career as CEO, Chairman and NED of Plc’s, and private equity backed companies in the UK, France and New Zealand.

 

  • Expert mentor and coach to more than 50 start-ups
  • Former main board director of Scottish Power
  • Experience across retail, FMCG, utilities and public sector
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ANDREW PROSSER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A chartered accountant for almost 30 years Andrew has worked as finance director for a variety of businesses from large multi-national PLCs to smaller private equity owned businesses.

 

  • Qualified chartered accountant
  • International experience working for Diageo, Dalgety & Alliance Boots
  • Fluent in French & German having lived and worked in both countries
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SALVATORE FERNANDEZ

HEAD OF ADVISORY GROUP

Salvatore has more than thirty years’ experience in the hospitality industry, where he has a track record of personally and successfully owning his own restaurants and managing hotels.

 

  • former General Manager and Managing Director of high-profile hotels
  • Managing Partner at Antal International for 10 years
  • recruits General Managers for the world’s most exclusive hotels
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CHRIS PHILLIPS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Chris spent 30 years in policing before becoming a consultant, speaker and counter terrorism and security expert.

 

  • former Head of the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
  • runs independent security consultancy
  • regularly quoted by the media on issues of terrorism.
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Sandy Moring

Corporate Travel Advisor

Sandy has held a wide range of travel roles with global telecommunications companies and other large corporates.

 

  • Director of Education for the Institute of Travel Management
  • delivers GBTA corporate travel management training across Europe
  • led the UK Government Travel Programme

SIMON CRANE
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

OUR EXPERT ASSESSORS

Simon has responsibility for the recruitment process, training and oversight of the GSA Assessors across the global network.

 

  • More than 30 years’ experience in law enforcement with operational experience across a variety of sectors
  • Has a high level of tactical risk management experience
  • Has been involved with running operations in high risk situations nationally and internationally

GSA Assessors are drawn from a global network of former law enforcement and military professionals. All assessors are hand selected for proven professionalism and experience.

  • Established security experts with military, police or specialist security backgrounds
  • Fully trained by GSA to meet and exceed the required standard of assessment and then independently audited
  • Specialists operate in high or elevated travel risk countries. These assessors are trained by special forces
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