|Lord Harris Of Haringey / CSARN Advisory Council Chairman
Lord Toby Harris was made a Life Peer in June 1998 and is Vice-Chair of the Labour Peers. He is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing and Treasurer of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM). He is a member of the Joint Committee on National Security and was also a member of the House of Lords Select Committee that reported on Personal Internet Security in 2007.
He was the first Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) from 2000 to 2004 and then sat on the MPA as the representative of the Home Secretary with a remit to oversee the national and international functions of the Metropolitan Police - primarily its role in counter-terrorism and security - until earlier this year. He now Chairs the Audit Panel, which oversees governance and risk, for the Metropolitan Police and the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime. He is Vice-President of the Association of Police Authorities.
He is the Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody which reports to the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Department of Health.
|Sir David Veness /
Former Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security
Department of Safety and Security, United Nations
David Veness served as Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Safety and Security from its creation in 2005 until June 2009. This role carries responsibility for UN operations globally. Prior to this appointment, he was Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Operations) New Scotland Yard from 1994-2005.
He joined the Metropolitan Police as a cadet in 1964 and as a constable in 1966. In the course of his police career he specialized in serious crime investigation, hostage negotiation and counter terrorism. David was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (MA, LLM), and attended The Royal College of Defence Studies 1990.
|Dr Aarti Anhal /
UK Chief Operating Officer
Dr Aarti Anhal is UK Chief Operating Officer at 4C Strategies, where – in addition to managing the operational UK business - she oversees business development, strategic partnerships and the development of new solutions to deliver readiness to clients by building, verifying and tracking their risk and crisis management capability. She joined the company from Crisis Solutions, where, as part of her role as Director of Future Operations, she acted as Senior Consultant on projects ranging from the development of a risk management programme for one of the UK's largest broadcasters to facilitation of management teams in numerous crisis simulation exercises and strategic workshops. Prior to this, Aarti managed the Consulting Team at Olive Group, providing risk and crisis management consultancy services to multinationals operating in high-risk environments, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Her academic background originated in the field of international law - she obtained an LLB/Maitrise in English & French Law at King's College London and the Université de Paris I (Sorbonne), followed by an MA in International Peace and Security. She has a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge.
|Narinder Nayar /
Chairman, Bombay First
Narinder Nayar has been actively and passionately involved with the Mumbai Transformation Programme, which is spearheaded by the Honourable Chief Minister. As Chairman of Bombay First, Narinder was instrumental in arranging a study together with McKinsey on how Mumbai could be transformed into a world-class City over the next ten years.
Following this study, several initiatives have been taken by the Maharashtra Government including constituting a Citizens’ Action Group of which Narinder Nayar is the Vice Chairman. In addition, he is also an active member of the Empowered Committee headed by the Chief Secretary to monitor various ongoing projects in Mumbai.
He is also President of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of the Indo-Portuguese Business Committee and chairs an important CII Committee dealing with metallurgical equipment. He is also Member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He was a member of the Deutsche Bank Local Advisory Board for eight years.
|John Bayliss /
Communications Risk Management
John has spent his entire career working within the Intelligence Services arena. With that in mind, details of his achievements are classified. However, the last 10 years saw John in the IA (Information Assurance) field delivering Threat Briefings to UK Government, Military, Police and The Royal Household. His lectures have been well received by over a ¼ of a million people and he is very much considered to be a ‘Subject Matter Expert’ lecturing alongside such noted luminaries as Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely KCB MC (Director of the Defence Academy, Shrivenham) and Professor Richard Holmes CBE TD JP (Professor of Security Studies at Cranfield University).
More recently, John has moved into the commercial world delivering Threat Briefings and Security Advice to the likes of VT Group, BP, RWE npower, Ernst&Young, London First, CSARN and AWE while continuing to support the Police, Military, Special Forces and Clarence House.
Richard Bingley /
During his career Richard has also advised and worked with government partners in some of the world's most vulnerable urban security environments, including the delivery of training and operational support in Northern Ireland, the US and India.
Richard began his career in the City of London within the IT sector, before graduating from Leeds University with a Masters' Degree in International Studies, specializing in security studies. Subsequently, he held leading communications, crisis management and security roles within international NGOs and, more latterly, led communications and 'key visit' co-ordination roles within Labour government political headquarters, in Westminster and at key regional centres until 2006.
Across the security and political spectrums, Richard has advised UK and overseas government leaders, including the UK's previous two Prime Ministers, and a variety of Home and Foreign Office ministers, Members of Parliament and Local Authority leaders. He is a widely published human rights and security commentator and has, so far, published two books: Terrorism: Just the Facts (2004) and The Arms Trade: Just the Facts (2003), both released by Heinemann Education.
Richard is a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Security Management Committee. He is a technical expert for the UK on the International Standards Organisation (ISO) Societal Security Committee, where he presently helps to develop international guidance around Warning and Informing emergency communications. Richard served as an elected member of Thurrock unitary borough council between 1997-2000, and 2006-2010. He is a UK licenced Close Protection Operative and has just completed his latest assignment for a global sports retailer at the London 2012 Olympics. Richard is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for Security Studies at Bucks New Univerisity and course leader for the BA Security Consultancy programme.
|Ian Carter /
Ian Carter is a former Metropolitan Police Commander based at New Scotland Yard. For the last three years of his service he was the Director of Protective Security with responsibility for Aviation Security, the terrorism strand of the Olympic Games 2012 and was Secretary to the Association of Chief Police Officers Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee (ACPO TAM). His command included the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), the Police International Counter Terrorism Unit (PICTU), oversight of the police officers in the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) and the Metropolitan Police Security Coordinators (SecCo). He was also the senior police representative on the PROTECT strand of the Government's Terrorism Strategy, the Steering Group for the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Oversight Group for JTAC.
As a Chief Police Officer he strongly influenced numerous national policing strategies and policies and has worked with central Government to design key legislation, most notably in Police Reform, protective security and counter terrorism. He is a highly experienced Gold Commander and presents and lectures on 'Leading in a Crisis' in the UK and abroad. After a 30 year police career he now runs his own security and risk company and works as a senior advisor on policing and national security for Deloitte
|Jon Clements /
Crime reporter for ITN News
Jon was taken on by the Daily Mirror ten years ago as a graduate trainee and has enjoyed a varied career as a tabloid newspaper journalist.
He has been a general news reporter, with assignments including undercover investigations of the far right, and a duty news editor, managing coverage of events such as the 2004 Tsunami and the July 7 bombings.
Jon spent 18 months as showbiz editor in charge of the Mirror’s celebrity, television, music, film and Hollywood coverage and supervised the award-winning 3am girls column.
In 2006, he became a foreign correspondent and has reported from Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel.
|Richard Cooper /
Richard “Rich” Cooper is a Partner with Catalyst Partners, LLC, (formerly known as Olive, Edwards & Cooper, LLC) a government and public affairs practice in Washington, that focuses on homeland and national security matters. Cooper offers client advice and strategic planning support on matters relating to emergency preparedness and business continuity leadership, public-private partnerships, homeland security policies and programes as well as science and technology development and deployment.
|Thomas Croall /
Business Continuity Manager, HSBC
Thomas is Business Continuity Manager for HSBC Life and Insurance Business Europe. As a senior business partner his role involves working with business heads to coach the development of resilience and effective business continuity plans should a disruptive event occur.
As Chair of the UK Emergency Planning Society's Business Continuity Professional Working Group, Thomas is leading workstreams in partnership with the UK Cabinet Office to promote business continuity awareness to the SME community.
In his previous role Thomas led the corporate business continuity / crisis management programme for Manchester City Council. Linked to this role Thomas was part of the senior management team within Manchester's Civil Contingencies Unit and was responsible for enhancing community resilience by ensuring robust and resilient capability exists to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster that may inflict the city. During his tenure in Manchester Thomas founded the Core Cities Business Continuity Group and Chaired the Manchester Business Continuity Forum.
The initiatives Thomas's has led have fostered public - private collaborative working and have been nationally recognised as setting new precedents for best practice working. These achievements where recognised in 2011 when Thomas was highly commended as CIR Public Sector Continuity Manager of the Year.
Thomas continues to be involved in developing national approaches to Corporate Resilience and is active in the BSI technical committees developing standards for the industry.
|Steve Cummings OBE /
Steve Cummings established the UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in 2007 and was its first Director until he left the government sector at the end of 2008.
As a senior intelligence and security official, Steve held several key posts and was responsible for the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Personnel Security Programmes under CONTEST, the UK Counter terrorist Strategy.
Since 2009, Steve has worked primarily as a special adviser to Deloitte’s Security and Resilience Practice concentrating on corporate and cyber security and business resilience. He is an Associate Fellow of RUSI and speaks regularly at conferences.
|Ruth Duston /
Victoria Business Improvement District
Ruth began her career in the Civil Service, working on a range of socio-economic projects across East London, working with some of the most deprived communities in the country. Ruth formed part of a specialist task force, set up by Government to tackle the mitigation of the London Docklands Development for the surrounding communities.
Ruth has an exemplary track record of managing and delivering regeneration projects and programmes throughout London and the South-East. Significantly involved with major Government initiatives bringing over 25 years of experience.
Over the last two decades, Ruth has been fundamental in the development and implementation of major high profile urban regeneration schemes in Central London delivered through public, private and community partnerships which includes; Paddington Waterside Development; the development and implementation of the Victoria Business Improvement District; and Kings Cross Central.
Ruth is currently leading the development and implementation of the Cheapside Initiative in the City of London. Her experience has been gained through managing projects in the UK and gaining experience through national and international links for partnership development and delivery of urban regeneration.
|Dennis Flynn OBE /
CEO of Crisis Solutions
Dennis Flynn is the founder and CEO of Crisis Solutions. Crisis Solutions is a specialist provider of crisis readiness services to public and private sector organisations. Dennis has led teams which have successfully delivered multi-year crisis readiness programmes for leading international corporations, national crisis exercises for Governments, financial markets simulations for banks and contingency planning for the London Olympics.
Before Crisis Solutions Dennis was an officer in the British Army. He specialised in anti-terrorism and international contingency planning. He was the Deputy Director of the Defence Crisis Management Centre during Gulf War 1 and was awarded an OBE for operational leadership of an anti-terrorist unit. Dennis is a graduate of the Italian Scuola di Guerra and a fluent Italian speaker. Away from work he enjoys hill walking with his rebellious English Setter and is a keen downhill skier with more enthusiasm than skill.
|Paul Hayden /
Director, Resolve Network
Paul joined the Fire Service in 1978 working in the busy central Birmingham area. He progressed through senor positions at the national Fire Service College in Gloucestershire, Suffolk Fire Service and Norfolk Fire Service, before being appointed as Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive with Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service in 2005.
In addition to his local work, Paul has held a number of key Government and Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) roles. Key appointments included membership of the National Fire Safety Committee, national officer for flooding and environment issues, member of the Environment Agency Strategic Partnership Group, the UK Search and Rescue Strategic Group, and advisor to the Local Government Association on water matters.
Paul has represented the UK as a “civil resilience and flood response expert” on a number of EU projects and exercises and has worked extensively on strategic incident command challenges with colleagues in the EU, and with FRS, FEMA and DHS colleagues in the US.
Since leaving the fire and rescue service in 2010, Paul has worked on a number of safety and resilience projects including a UN sponsored role in Mongolia where he assisted the National Emergency Management Agency in devolvement of operational policies for a range of major disasters. His most recent UN deployment has been to assist the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, where he has designed and implemented a Business Continuity programme across all Government Ministries.
|Tom Hough /
Tom's early career took him from Securicor (now G4S) monitoring their Cash in Transit vans and marketing private vehicle tracking systems to Carlson Marketing in Sydney, Australia, Globix Corporation in London and the Moorings Yachting Company in the Caribbean.
On return to the UK, Tom co-founded Crisis Response Journal, the international publication, which for five years has been analysing homeland security issues, large scale natural and manmade emergencies and disaster issues from a multi-agency perspective, and distilling them into practical lessons learnt. From this stemmed the National Risk and FloodFighters suite of conferences.
|Wayne Harrop /
Director The Centre for Disaster Management
Wayne is a Director at the Centre for Disaster Management, Coventry University, where he leads on global academic and practitioner based CPD partnerships.
He has a diverse background spanning risk, crisis, continuity, emergency planning, incident management, facilities and security management. He is the recipient of three inter/national business continuity awards, and a member of the CIR Hall of Fame.
He holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Emergency Planning Society (Professional Working Group) on Business Continuity Management and is the appointed principle expert for the UK in relation to ISO standards on ‘security assurance’ (TC247) and ‘societal security management’ (TC223), where he is currently working with under Swedish Ambassador Krister Kumlin and NAPSO.
Over the past 10 years Wayne has been privileged to advise 26 governments, central banks, the commonwealth, island communities, inter/national police, fire and ambulance services, churches, voluntary organisations and national museums on the core principles of organisational resilience. He has helped draft “Emergency Preparedness”, the non statutory guidance for the UK Civil Contingencies Act (2004), and was invited to contribute to Sir Michael Pitt’s review team regarding proposed recommendations on UK Critical National Infrastructure following serve summer flooding in 2007.
Wayne was appointed by the UK Cabinet Office to oversee new national guidance on Business Continuity Management for all Category One responders. He is a long serving member of the British Standards Institute BCM/1-Business Continuity Management (BS25999), and RM/1 Risk Management (BS31100) committees. He is a former Close Protection operative with extensive experience of operations in private security operations, where he was involved in urban security design, counter IED, and counter terrorism for key London landmarks.
|Ghaffar Hussain /
Ghaffar Hussain is Head of Outreach and Training at the Quilliam Foundation and author of A Brief History of Islamism. He holds a BSc (HONS) in Psychology from the University of Wales. Ghaffar previously worked as a Business Development Manager for a number of IT firms and ran his own business venture.
In his youth, he was a very active supporter of a number of non-violent Islamist organizations in the UK. He now works to challenge extremists' ideas and to promote positive modes of political engagement. Ghaffar regularly travels to the UK, North America, and Europe to deliver lectures and organise training sessions for policy makers and practitioners, as well as students and journalists. These sessions focus on raising awareness of Islamist radicalisation as a phenomenon, as well as addressing external contributory factors such as identity, alienation and perceived grievances.
|Nicole A. Lipkin, PsyD, MBA, MACJ /
Equilibria Coaching and Consultation Services
A prominent business psychologist and leadership coach. She is the owner of Equilibria Coaching and Consultation Services, a business/organizational solutions company and also Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services, LLC, a group practice. Based in Philadelphia, USA, Nicole coaches business and public sector desision-makers to prepare for crisis management and staff trauma scenarios.
|Brett Lovegrove MA FRSA FSyI FICPEM /
Chief executive, CSARN and Former Head of Counter Terrorism
City of London Police
After retiring as the Head of Counter Terrorism for the City of London Police in 2008, Brett is today the Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN) and Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd and NHJ Strategic Consulting. His companies address the full spectrum of counter terrorism, business continuity, risk analysis and emergency planning issues featuring both nationally and internationally on defence and organisational solutions. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee in the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University (UK Defence Academy), a lecturer at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, a Visiting Professor at the Marshall Centre (US Military), Germany, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Fellow of the Security Institute; a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. Brett is also Chairman of the Crime Prevention Committee of the UK's National Business Crime Forum.
Brett joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1978. Over his 30 years of service, he has been posted to uniformed, academic, strategic and detective duties. He attended Reading University and gained a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Terrorism. As Head of Counter Terrorism, he also had national responsibility for countering hostile reconnaissance within a successful and continuing public/private partnership called 'Project Griffin'.
He is frequently asked to advise international organisations and governments including the US Congress, the US Department of State, the European Government in The Hague, the sovereign State of Georgia, has worked with the National Counter Terrorism Board in the Netherlands and briefed the Danish and Croatian Parliaments. Brett led the first international delegation into Mumbai after the attacks there in November 2008 and wrote the White Paper for the Indian Government mapping the development of more effective and joined up emergency services, security and resilience response.
|Richard Lyall /
Security, Risk and Operations Consultant, Security Consultancy Services - SCS
Richard Lyall is a security consultant who specialises in Security Operational Management, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Management projects.
Richard was the Security Advisor to Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG Europe), owners and operators of The O2 in London, during the planning for the London Olympic Games 2012, also acting as the "Safety Officer" during Games time at The O2 (North Greenwich Arena). Following the Games, he led the integration of the LOCOG security Legacy for the Greenwich Peninsula. He was previously employed by AEG Europe as the Facility Services Director at The O2 until 2010; with overall responsibility for all hard and soft support services for The O2 Estate including; Building Services, Health & Safety, Logistics, Customer Support Services, Cleaning and, crucially, the Security Services for this iconic site.
He is a professional security and operations manager whose career to date also included 24 years senior management experience with the UK Post Office Security and Investigation Department, iwith 6 years as the Head of Security for Royal Mail Group working throughout the UK and abroad. More recently, involved in developing security strategy and managing the operational security services for Wembley (London) Limited and a range of security consultancy projects. .
|Alastair McAslan OBE /
Director, Strathfillan Consultancy & Cranfield University
Alastair McAslan is a former Army officer. He followed a standard military career with tours of duty in Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Kuwait and the Balkans. In 1997 he was coordinator of UK MoD matters relating to humanitarian demining in the period leading up to the signing of the Ottawa Treaty. This led to appointments with the United Nations in New York and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.
On leaving the Army in 2002, Alastair joined Cranfield University as Director of Cranfield Mine Action and Disaster Management Centre, which subsequently became the Humanitarian Resilience Centre.
In August 2009, Alastair was invited to become the inaugural Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute in Australia. The Institute was established by the Government of South Australia to improve the nation's ability to respond to disruptive challenges which have the potential to overwhelm local disaster management and business continuity capabilities and plans.
Alastair has recently established Strathfillan: a not-for-profit consultancy building community security and resilience. He remains an adviser to the Torrens Institute and is a visiting lecturer to Cranfield University.
|Hugh McLeod MBE /
Stirling Assynt International Group
Hugh McLeod is a founding member and Director of Stirling Assynt, a leading provider of Country Risk reporting and Business Intelligence. His company Assynt Associates joined the newly-formed group in 2008. This continues the work that Hugh had started in 2003, providing briefing and analysis to large companies and governments.
From 2006-7 Hugh was Head of Security Intelligence in HSBC. Before that, he spent 18 years in HM Diplomatic Service, with postings to Islamabad, Accra, Nicosia - where he served as Political Counsellor - and Kosovo. He worked on all of the issues on which Stirling Assynt provides analysis – the FSU, counter-terrorism, Iran and the politics and security of the Muslim world.
Earlier he served as an infantry officer for 14 years. His final appointment was to the Military Mission to the Soviet Forces in East Germany, where he was awarded the MBE. He read Russian at Nottingham University.
|Paul Moxness /
Vice President, Corporate Safety and Security
The Rezidor Hotel Group
Paul Moxness has been with The Rezidor Hotel Group since 1987. During his career he has held various management positions both in operations and at corporate level and his work has taken him to over 50 countries on 4 continents.
|David M Olive /
David has more than 30 years’ experience in business, politics, law and public affairs. As former chief of staff to US Rep Asa Hutchinson (R-AR3) and a former staffer for US Senator Jim Allen (D-AL) Mr Olive understands that very few things get done in Washington without approaching them in a bi-partisan manner.
Upon leaving Capitol Hill, David oversaw the aviation, antitrust, telecommunications and information technology practice group as senior vice president of the public affairs firm, Powell Tate.
Before coming to Washington, he served as president of Care First Inc, a nursing home management company in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He also directed the legal division of the Donrey Media Group, a multi-state publishing, real estate and advertising firm. Prior to this he practised law as a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama, firm of McMillan & Spratling. There he had a general civil practice, specialising in news media, risk mitigation, employment law and insurance defense.
He has taught at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Montevallo, and Webster University-Fort Smith.In 2005, The Hill named David one of the top Homeland Security lobbyists in Washington, DC He established and currently serves as the moderator of The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable and is a frequent contributor to Security Debrief, a homeland security blog.
|Chris Phillips /
MD of International Protect and Prepare Security Office (IPPSO)
A very experienced Police Security Co-ordinator (SECCO). In this role he co-ordinated the Counter Terrorist security for visits to the UK from foreign governments and dignitaries. His specialism however is in the field of strategic Counter terrorism advice and best practice. As Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office he had three major responsibilities within the United Kingdom.
He was responsible for training, accrediting, tasking and co-ordinating over 250 Counter Terrorism Security Advisers across the UK.
Within this role he developed National Strategies for these work streams and especially for the protection of Crowded Places where NaCTSO are acknowledged as world leaders. Some of the training and awareness programmes he has instigated are known worldwide. For example
Chris is the founder and Managing Director of the International Protect and Prepare Security Office. He started the company after thirty years as a Police officer. He has extensive policing experience in both Public order and community based policing. This included event commander for major sporting events and concerts at Twickenham Stadium. During his service he has experience of commanding events such as Wimbledon tennis. As a public order commander he led teams at many hundreds of public order and security events across London.
He is one of the few people who can say they are a consultant, speaker and recognised Industry expert and mean it. His speaking typically includes 30 plus keynote speeches a year at major conferences in the UK and abroad. He has written many articles for magazines and is frequently quoted in the newspapers and media. Chris is a fellow of the Security Institute.
Gilead Sher and Co Law Offices, Tel Aviv.
Ze'ev works for Attorney Gilead Sher who was Israel's Chief Peace Negotiator at the Camp David David Peace talks and formerly head of Ehud Barak's office when he was Prime Minister.
Ze'ev worked for Louise Ellman MP for ten years in the House of Commons as her Political Adviser and as part of this role he conducted extensive research into terrorist groups operating in the Middle East and extremist groups operating within the UK. He also, when visiting the UK still works for the two of the countries leading security companies and has taken part in major security operations at leading sport stadia and arenas, such as Wembley Stadium, Twickenham , Wembley Arena and Lords cricket ground.
Ze'ev is a visiting lecturer at the University of Greenwich in constitutional and international law, as well as, international and domestic politics. He also guest lectures at the University of Liverpool. In his spare time, Ze'ev enjoys reading history books, jogging and listening to music and above all supporting Watford football club.
|Sue Seaby /
Vice President & Global Head - Corporate Security & Life Safety Programs at Aon Service Corporation
Sue is a 30 year Corporate Security Professional, who has worked in the fields of Aviation, Finance, and Telecommunications at various levels of management and has learnt her trade along the way.
Sue was actively involved in investigating or managing her teams during the Lockerbie air disaster, 9/11 and 7/7 incidents.
In her last corporate role as Global Group Head of Security for Barclays, Sue managed the Crisis Response Team through the Islamabad and Mumbai travel emergencies.
Sue joined Global Aware International in December 2008 in the role of Managing Director.
|Emma Shaw /
Emma is the Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd., a well established electronic sweeping, counter-espionage and intelligence gathering company based in Woking Surrey. The company is accredited by the National Security Inspectorate and provides a solution based approach to countering espionage activity and electronic countermeasures to both commercial and non-commercial organisations internationally.
An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma's early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Security Service (MI5). Emma founded Esoteric Ltd in 1998.
Emma is the Vice-Chairman of the Security Institute (Business) and has been responsible for its strategic direction and finances. She is a Board member of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA); a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the Advisory Council for CSARN. Emma was a finalist for the 2012 Lord Imbert Prize and won Security Consultant of Year at the Security Excellence Award 2012.
|Richard Stones /
UK National Business Crime Forum
Richard is the first serving Police Officer to be awarded Chartered Security Professional status (CSyP) and the only Police Officer to be appointed a Design Council / CABE Built Environment Expert (BEE). He holds an MSc in Security and Risk Management and is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a member of ASIS.
Richard is a technical advisor to the DeSURBs, Designing Safer Urban Spaces project, a technical advisor to the United Nations Criminal Research Institute on the Protection of Crowded places and a member of an American led NATO group on Public Private Partnership on intelligence and information sharing. His day job sees him seconded from Nottinghamshire Police to ACPO where he is working on Business Security and Resilience.
He is a Director of the UK National Business Crime Forum and recently wrote the UK Chapter of the McGraw Hill American Homeland Security handbook. In his spare time he is a private pilot with an interest in the threat posed by light aviation.
|Bharat Thakrar /
Head of the Business Continuity and Resilience Services
BT Global Services
Bharat is Head of the Business Continuity and Resilience Services for BT Global Services and has a remit to develop business resilience solutions for BT customers globally. He has over 14 years experience in designing, implementing and managing end to end security and continuity solutions, risk, security and crisis management solution. Prior to joining BT Bharat worked for Fujitsu/ICL in several roles including systems design, project/programme management, business analysis before moving to a specialist consultancy to head their continuity, security and risk practice.
Since joining BT Global Services Bharat has focused on developing BT's BCM and Resilience Services as well as BC strategy, channel enablement and partner and relationship development. He has led strategic programmes in several industry sectors in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Bharat regularly conducts BC and security training events and has been a visiting lecturer on university masters programmes and is a frequent conference speaker. He has an MBA from Imperial College and is a CLAS consultant, CISSP and CBCP practitioner. Bharat lives in Charvil near Reading in Berkshire and is married with two children.
Andy Williams /
Andy Williams is Co-Global Head of Security for Nomura, with specific responsibility for EMEA and the Americas. Originally a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police, before later joining the City of London force, an injury on duty brought Andy's career in the Police service to a premature end in 1995. During his service and along with a high proportion of his colleagues, Andy was deployed on Operation Orange and Policing the "Ring of Steel", two high profile Counter Terrorism operations to deter and detect Irish republican terrorist cells operating in the square mile.
In 1995, Andy embarked on career number two as a Security Manager in National Health Service. A demanding role which served as Andy's apprenticeship in Security Management, requiring as it did, wide open public buildings, their patients, staff and visitors, to be kept safe and secure with the limited budgets.
Following a change of government in 1997, and an even greater restriction on budgets, Andy left the healthcare environment and moved into contract security services, firstly as an Operations Manager running a portfolio of manned guarding assignments in the City of London, before eventually becoming a Regional Director, and running a £48m business unit for an international property services group.
When the opportunity to move back into in-house security presented itself early in 2009, Andy didn't hesitate to accept the challenge. As well as recently becoming Vice Chairman of TINYg, Andy is a long standing member of ASIS and serves on the committee of the UK Chapter. He sits on the Validation Board of the Security Institute, and the Finance & General Purposes Committee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He has recently been invited to join the Advisory Panel of CSARN and has been a regular speaker at security industry events internationally and is a contributor to security media.
Andy Williams /
Andy Williams is based in Istanbul with the global security risk management company Temi Group.
Prior to this he was Head of Security for TDIC – a UAE government entity engaged in master development of new city builds.
This appointment was preceded by 15 years in the hospitality industry, principally with Marriott International- Ritz Carlton as a Regional Director of Loss Prevention within covering Europe Middle East and Africa.
On the vocational front, Andy served as a Regional Vice President for ASIS International; is a member of The Security Institute, The Royal Society for Promotion and a former member of the European Institute of Corporate Security Management. He has also worked in liaison with: NaCTSO - The EU Council and United Nations Intelligence Crime and Justice Research Unit on projects relating to counter terrorism and security in public places.