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 Chartered Engineer (CEng). 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 center 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 license number is SLC-004-003, and he is licensed by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
Richard has ten years of experience as an independent consultant; specializing in integrated electronic security & life safety solutions. This has enabled him to develop the technical skills and tools to analyze 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 and the Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®) Level 6 Accredited Diploma.
Philippe is a security consultant with over thirty years in the private sector background, within specialized companies, integrators and consultancy firms. Recognized professional in the security industry, occupying management positions and supervising multidisciplinary teams, he was involved in some of the world’s highest security environments on many projects in the sectors of Oil and Gas, Industry, Energy, Hospitality, Defence and Transportation.
Philippe has relevant experience in international projects as he has always been working and developing consultancy services in the EMEA region for major critical infrastructures in multicultural, sensitive and hostile environments like in Yemen, Iraq and several other countries in Africa.
Since 11 years Philippe is based in the Middle-East, leading and carrying out numerous security master plans, risk assessments and designs gaining experience and first-hand knowledge of directives issued by local authorities such as the former Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the Abu Dhabi Monitoring & Control Center (ADMCC), the Dubai Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) and the Saudi High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS).
From master planning and preliminary design through to implementation of the solutions, Philippe assists SGW's customers developing their risk mitigation strategy, with the objective of the best compromise between risk, interests and special needs, budget, company policies, and operational constraints. Philippe has strong expertise in risk management by determining physical and technical measures as well as procedures to mitigate the threats and to reduce the vulnerabilities with hands-on experience and extensive knowledge of methodologies, standards and technologies.
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.