Simon is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), an ASIS International qualified Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP). He is current chair of The Security Institute Middle East Members Group (MEMG) as well as a Fellow of the Security Institute. His current professional memberships include ASIS International, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Association of Security Consultants (ASC) and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).
Simon's career in security started in 1985, as a security surveyor with Honeywell, before progressing to senior management positions with security systems integrators. In 2003, Simon became an independent security consultant, forming SGW, which has grown from grass roots as a home based business, to a now internationally acclaimed and highly respected international consulting practice. In 2010, Simon expanded from his UK origins to establish a strong footprint in the GCC region of the Middle East and is now a Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) licensed Security Consultant, ('formally Dubai Police, Department of Protective Systems'). Simon is also listed in the Red Book as a SABRE Registered Assessor and SABRE Registered Professional in the area of ‘Security Strategy’, ‘Security Design & Engineering’ and ‘Operational Security’. Simon’s SABRE licence number is SLC-004-001, and he is licenced by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
During his 35 year career, Simon has led consulting teams in the delivery and management of iconic CCTV and Security projects in many varied vertical market sectors across the world.
‘Richard is a highly technically competent security practitioner and engineering consultant. He holds an MSc in Security and Risk Management, an MSc in Data Telecommunication Networks and a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering & Communication Systems. He is also a Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP), with extensive experience in the electrical, telecommunications and security design disciplines. Richard has an excellent understanding of the RIBA design stages, taking projects from conception through to completion. He possessed excellent AutoCAD skills and has overseen teams of CAD designers using Revit.
Previous projects include; Vida Jeddah Gate development - Saudi Arabia, Al Hamra tower - Kuwait, the Hyatt Regency – Uzbekistan, the Great Scotland Yard hotel – London, Doncaster railway station, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Queen Mary University London and several public space town centre CCTV schemes in the UK. Richard is a SABRE Registered Assessor and SABRE Registered Professional in the area of ‘Threat Assessment’, ‘Risk Assessment’ and ‘Security Design & Engineering’. Richard’s SABRE licence number is SLC-004-003, and he is licenced by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
Richard has ten years of experience as an independent consultant; specialising in integrated electronic security & life safety solutions. This has enabled him to develop the technical skills and tools to analyse security threats and associated risk; develop security concept designs; schematic / performance designs and procure and implement security systems at every level of detail on a wide range of high security projects, both in the UK and Internationally. Richard's interpersonal and communication skills enable him to successfully mediate between an end user and a security integrator - allowing for simple contract administration, higher quality end products and professionalism across the life-cycle of a project.’
Alan is highly skilled security practitioner with 14 years of experience. His knowledge of risk and security methodologies and theories provides a robust underpinning to the consultancy work he undertakes, allowing him to deliver risk-based projects across numerous environments and sectors. Areas of expertise include the application of Risk Management and the Risk Assessment cycle (ISO 31000), Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Situational Crime Prevention paradigms and Counter-Terrorism strategies. Alan has an MSc in Security and Risk Management, a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) ASIS, BTEC Level 4 in Managing Security Surveys, C & G Level 4 in Security Risk Management and PTTLS Training Qualification. Alan is a SABRE Registered Assessor and SABRE Registered Professional in the area of ‘Threat Assessment’ and ‘Risk Assessment’. Alan’s SABRE licence number is SLC-004-002, and he is licenced by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
Most recently, Alan completed the Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme.
Andrew is a highly accomplished technical design & consulting engineer and professional project manager with extensive experience in project management incorporating technical design, spanning over 35 years. He is confident and versatile with far-reaching and varied knowledge across a broad range of client and employer sectors, with an in-depth understanding of detailed business protocols and practices.
Andrew is experienced in both 2D AutoCAD design and 3D Revit and will support SGW’s business as a design authority developing innovative solutions for our client, using the latest software modelling techniques to assist us to create robust and detailed security and telecoms drawings.
Andrew possesses a strong background in technical design, managing and delivering technical projects within the private and commercial sectors, working across a wide spectrum of large and small client base. In addition to vast technical skills, Andrew possesses strong people skills, which has enabled him to successfully deliver challenging and complex technical projects on time, within budget, and in most instances, far exceeding customer quality expectation.
Andrew has an in-depth understanding of a broad range of industry methodologies; is people and results-focused; is exceedingly resourceful with a demonstrable record of business success.
Farid Mukadam works from SGW’s Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates, from where he is responsible for delivering technical security consulting assignments across the GCC and wider Middle East Region. Farid is a professional consultant, who has been working in security engineering related consulting roles from a UAE base, since 2006, with more than 12 years in the ELV security systems industry.
Farid is fluent in English, Arabic, Hindi & Urdu and has completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management and has a Diploma in Engineering (Industrial Electronics).
Farid has an extensive portfolio of successfully completed security consulting projects, which includes Dubai Parks & Resorts Project, The Avenues Mall – Phase 2 – Dubai, King Khalid Medical City – Saudi Arabia, Four Seasons Hotel – Abu Dhabi, The Crescent Development – Baku, Azerbaijan, Dubai Pearl development, Fairmont Hotel Projects in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, Ras Laffan Port – Doha, Qatar, Manarat Al-Saadiyat Museum and The Royal Office – Oman.
Farid is a Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) approved Security Consultant in Dubai and a Registered member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
Philippe has over twenty years in the private sector background, in the security domain, within specialised companies, integrators and consultancy firms. Philippe brings relevant experience in international projects - France, Middle-East, Africa - especially in the sectors of oil and gas, energy, defence and transportation. Philippe has a wide and excellent knowledge of technologies, standards, risk management methodologies and best practices for the implementation of physical and technical security countermeasures. Recent projects which Philippe has managed includes; Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Safety and Security submissions for YAS Island Theme Parks, Zone 2 and ADPC Kizad Master Plan. He is also a senior consultant on Dubai Properties Group / Tecom Investments projects at Butterfly, DMC and Dubai Design District.
Patrick has almost 20 years of experience of risk engineering, with a focus on risk and performance based assessment and design to suit specific damage tolerability criteria or performance requirements. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institutes of Risk Management (MIRM) and the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES). He has completed numerous projects across the defence, nuclear, oil & gas, insurance and commercial sectors; providing support to consultancies, contractors and manufacturers of façade, window and door products.
Kate holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from St. Joseph’s College, Philippines. She has over 17 years of experience in Human Resources, Administration, Accounts and Logistics, with the last five years focused on Finance and Administration Management of SGW across three offices in the Middle East, United Kingdom and Asia. Kate is also a qualified BSI Auditor and is responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of SGW’s Quality Management System which is externally accredited by British Standards Institution (BSI) to ISO 9001:2008 standard.
Chris is a highly experienced and effective electronic security engineering consultant. Chris’s career in the security industry spans over forty years working for high end integrators’, HM government and as an independent consultant, taking client projects from Operational Requirement stage through to implementation and commissioning. Chris has designed and managed security projects for the UK Nuclear Generation Industry, UK Police and Public safety authorities, HM Government and European wide telecommunication companies. Chris holds formal qualifications in electrical installation and risk assessment. His professional approach enables him to consider the requirements of the security stakeholders first and ensures the end user needs are achieved.
Mohamed is a specialist Crowd Dynamics and Emergency Management consultant. Who specialises in analysing people movement and flow through space under both normal and emergency circumstances, to achieve optimum space performance with higher levels of safety and security. Using cutting edge simulations and robust crowd modelling he takes the unknowns out of the planning and decision making process. His work includes transport, education, hospitality, sports and entertainment venues. Previously Mohamed has worked on projects at Canary Wharf and Abu Dhabi Airport.