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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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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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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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JON BLOWS

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Jon is an experienced finance director with more than two decades’ experience with start-ups and established businesses.

 

  • Chartered Accountant (FCA) with more than 25 years’ experience in industry
  • Qualified with Deloitte in London
  • Industry experience with Bunzl, Scoot and Memory Corporation
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JENNIFER RODERICK

Intelligence Director

Jennifer is an intelligence specialist with experience across academic, military, policy and commercial sectors.

 

  • served as an Aerospace Battle Manager in the Royal Air Force.
  • security lead for the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • led OSINT research at King’s College University
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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
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Kamal Perera

Regional Director, Asia

Kamal is a former special forces operative that runs GSA’s operations in Asia from the Sri Lanka office.

 

  • Experienced operative in the Sri Lankan Special Task Force
  • Has held senior management roles in several security organisations in Asia
  • Experienced counter terrorism operative in the region

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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