Andy Williams / Co-Global Head of Security, Nomura

Andy Williams /  Co-Global Head of Security, Nomura

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.