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Experienced Risk Manager - Afghanistan/North Africa/Middle East

Location:
Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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DoB: **/**/**** (** Years old)

Nationality: British

Marital Status: Single

A: Flat 4, Merrill House, Farnborough, GU14 6FU

E: acw9ib@r.postjobfree.com

T: +44 7974 673 951

Profile:

An enthusiastic and dedicated security project manager with extensive operational and project management expertise in Iraq, Afghanistan and MENA Region, I have been personally responsible for the introduction of several key strategic defence and technical intelligence projects to specialist units within the Armed Forces. I have assisted several UK governmental agencies as an advisor and subject matter expert on large-scale force protection projects.

Since leaving the Armed Forces in 2010, I have specialised in the field of Operational Consultancy within the private security sector, focused primarily on the MENA region. I have been responsible for the planning, implementation and development of numerous programmes in this region, including for the international media, large multinationals, and INGOs. I have led on the inception and management of several large risk management programmes for INGO projects in Afghanistan and Iraq, and have extensive working knowledge of the Afghanistan Public Protection Force (APPF) and relevant legislation relating to risk management services in Afghanistan.

I have gained professional accreditation in management and security disciplines, and hold membership of the Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Management and Leadership, and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Qualifications:

Developed Vetting security clearance (lapsed)

Information Security Officer Trained – UK Military

Security Cleared to Top Secret (valid to 2016)

Control Risks Group Security & Management Training

Surveillance & Reconnaissance Operations Officer

Chartered Management Level 4 Diploma in Management

City & Guilds Member Instructor in Leadership & Management

Iraq & Kurdistan Multi Entry Visa (valid to Nov 2016)

Iraqi International Zone Access Badge (Grey)

BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Security & Risk Management - 2016

Licentiate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Graduate, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Employment:

2015 – current

2013 - 2015

2010 - 2013

2008 – 2010

2000 – 2010

Control Risks Group Project Security Manager (PSM), ExxonMobil, Basra

Worked closely with ExxonMobil Security personnel during contract phases of the project mobilisation to ensure all security aspects were met and exceeded.

Deployed 19 x fully compliant and trained APTs onto the WQ1 Oil Field Concession, on time and to ExxonMobil scope.

Involved in the compilation of detailed security plans and SOPs for program level operations.

Supported the Regional and Country Management staff with on-going contract amendments and expansion of the program.

Regular client interaction from contract proposal to task completion to ensure a high standard of service delivery and compliance.

Established key coordination links with local and foreign authorities in Iraq and Kurdistan to enable project support and capacity building to occur.

Control Risks Group Central Associate Director, Baghdad & Kurdistan

Effectively managed an operations team within a high-tempo operations centre, operating over several locations and with numerous multi-national clients.

Regular client interaction from contract proposal to task completion to ensure a high standard of service delivery and compliance.

Involved in the compilation of detailed technical tenders following RFPs.

Supported the Regional and Country Management staff with the generation of regional specific policies, SOPs and Evacuation Plans.

Advised several O&G clients in all security matters relating to Northern Iraq leading to the safe mobilisation and deployment of their work force.

Developed and implemented QA/QC policies for operational and training purposes.

Worked closely with client Country Security personnel to project manage several key O&G Projects.

Established key coordination links with local and foreign authorities in Iraq and Kurdistan to enable project support and capacity building to occur.

Pilgrims Group Ltd Operations Manager: Operational Consultancy

Effectively managed an operations team within a high-tempo operations centre, supporting various media agencies and concurrent worldwide deployments.

Regular client interaction from contract proposal to task completion to ensure a high standard of service delivery and SLA compliance.

Managed a budget and associated P&L reports in excess of £1.5m GBP. Authorised signatory for financial payments and responsible for the setting of departmental budgets.

Advised several O&G clients in all security matters relating to Southern Iraq leading to the safe mobilisation and deployment of their work force.

Implemented process change between business development and service delivery in order to maximise profit and customer satisfaction.

Implemented and project managed several large NGO & Media projects in Iraq and Afghanistan during governmental change of security policies and inception of the Afghanistan Public Protection Force (APPF).

Worked closely with client Country Security personnel to project manage several key IRD projects in Kandahar and Kabul in 2012/13.

Established key coordination links with local and foreign authorities in Iraq and Afghanistan to enable project support and capacity building to occur.

The Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing Operations and Team Manager

Team Leader and Operations Manager for The Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing, planning and coordinating operational tasks and mission planning for sections at strategic and tactical level.

Liaison Officer between Special Forces (SF), Special Intelligence Services (SIS), and all deploying units in preparation for deployment on Op HERRICK (Afghanistan), co-ordinating Estimate preparation of operational and tactical tasks.

Unit Second In Command, taking control of operational and HR management at levels above those expected of rank and experience held.

British Army Training Officer and Personnel Manager

On completion of Postgraduate Officer Training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, I specialised in the fields of Covert Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures. Experience of Equipment Capability and Defence Projects includes the trialling of CORTEZ, LIVINGSTONE and DEWDROP Dismounted Force Protection Sensor equipment.

Operated in a wide range of countries, as part of both British and multinational contingents, often teaching and mentoring other nations through the application of Tactics, Techniques and Procedures.

Instructed soldiers and officers at all levels in a range of military and political subjects, developing mental and physical skills, directly improving unit cohesion and performance of up to 120 personnel in a 6-month period. 75% of these soldiers deployed on operations within the year as a result of the training received, directly adding to operational effectiveness of the British Army.

Added to the infrastructure and training capability of several units by developing and maintaining weapons training facilities.

Improved personal leadership skills in peers and subordinates through the planning, delivery and operation of adventurous pursuits and expeditions, making use of my range of qualifications.

Deputised on several occasions, working two levels above my position and rank.

Publications:

Banking Sector Security, City Security Magazine, June 2012

Libya Evacuation Coverage, Surrey Director, Feb 2012

References:

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