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Maritime Security Consultant & Trainer


I am former UK military and former UK civil police officer. I have private security sector qualifications and experience in close protection and training. I am currently a maritime protective security and security systems consultant and trainer and have experience in those roles worldwide and in hostile environments. I am available for short or long term tasks at short notice in any related area, from counter piracy protection to completion of security assessments and plans and newbuild/refit consulancy.


October 2008 – Present

Various security companies

Maritime Security Consultant, Team Leader & Ops Manager

• Security operations on commercial vessels transiting high risk area worldwide

• SSO duties & advice to Master & crew

• Drilling & training ship's officers & crew

Jan 2008 – Present

Eos Risk Management Ltd

Security Operations & Training Manager

• Maritime & general security operations, recruitment & HR management

• Maritime security & general SIA security training course design & delivery

June – Sept 2008


Close Protection Operative & Security Driver

• Personal protection of Middle Eastern royalty

Feb & May 2008

Chiron Resources Ltd

Personal Protection Operative/Security Advisor

•Personal protection of TV crews & journalists

Sept – Dec 2007

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line (USA)

Maritime Security Instructor & Security Consultant

July 2007 – Feb 2008

Greymans Ltd

Surveillance Operative & Insurance Claims Investigator

June - Oct 2007

McKenzie Arnold Security Ltd

Operations Manager & Close Protection Operative

• Security operations & HR management at events

• Personal protection of film industry celebrities

May & Nov 2007

Clearwater Special Projects Ltd

Personal Protection Operative & Close Protection Operative

• Personal protection of music industry celebrities

Apr – Dec 2007

MAD International Ltd

Security & Risk Management Consultant

2006 – 2007

Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line (USA)

Ship Security Officer (3 stripe ship's Officer)


Gaskill’s Investigations Services

Surveillance & Investigations Operative

1989 – 2006

Sussex Police & Cheshire Constabulary

Surveillance Operative – Counter Terrorist Surveillance Unit

CID Crime Car Officer – Advanced Driver

Tutor Constable & Uniform Patrol Officer

Undercover Operative – CID Pro-active Unit

Tactical Firearms & VIP Protection Officer – Counter Terrorist Wing

1983 – 1988

British Army - 1st Bn Kings Regt

Infantry Soldier & Assault Pioneer


University Diploma in Classical Studies (2004)

3 O levels: History, geography & biology (1983)

5 CSEs: English, maths, history, geography & biology (1983)



UK Department for Transport TRANSEC approved transport security instructor & training deliverer (2008)

UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency approved maritime security instructor & training deliverer (2008)

Institute for Learning (IFL) Affiliate Member (2008)

City & Guilds 1886 Trainer in Conflict Management (2007)

City & Guilds 7303 Preparing to Teach in a Lifelong Learning Environment (2007)

Tutor Constable course (1999)


SIA Close Protection License (2007)

Close Protection Operative course (2007)

HSE First Aid at Work certificate (2007)

Close Protection Federation member (2007)

S.I.A Door Supervisor License (2006)

Door Supervisor course (2005)


Royal Yacht Association National Powerboat Certificate (2009)

ISPS Code Ship Security Officer (MCA approved) (2008)

STCW 95 Crowd Management (2006)

STCW 95 Survival Craft Basics (2006)

STCW 95 Basic Fire Fighting (2006)

STCW 95 Basic First Aid (2006)

STCW 95 Human Relationships (2006)


Mobile Surveillance course - National Specialist Law Enforcement Center (2004)

Continual Unarmed Defensive Tactics/Control and Restraint courses (latest 2004)

First Aid courses (latest 2005)

Method of Entry and Police Support Unit/Public Order courses (latest 2003)

Advanced Interview Skills course (2003)

Police Advanced Driving course (2002)

National Test Purchase/Undercover course (1995)

Police Standard Response Driving course (1994)

VIP protection and Intervention course (1992)

Handgun, MP 5 and shotgun courses (1990-91)

Police initial training/ core skills course (1989)


A dedicated, intelligent, honest, reliable and above all professional team player with extensive operational, training and consultancy experience and qualifications. Able to communicate effectively with a range of people from varying backgrounds and cultures.


Crewe, Cheshire,
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