Close Protection Officer
‘Richard served 15 years in the British Army in the ‘Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ completing 8 operational tours including NI, Iraq and Afghanistan where he ended his service as a CSgt. During his military career Richard was employed as Phase 1, 2 and 3 Platoon Sergeant Instructor spending time at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) and the Household Division and Parachute Regiment Centralised Courses (HDPRCC) developing soldiers and officers at all levels.
On leaving the Military Richard has 10 years’ experience working in various Hostile Environments including Iraq (oil and gas contracts) and Afghanistan (American DOD contract) as a Team Leader, Operations Manager and Training
Manager for various Private Security Companies. Richard’s skillset includes Training design and delivery, HSE Consultancy and through his years of experience is a registered ISO Lead Auditor for various global certification companies. Adept in delivering comprehensive expert advice in various fields including Security, Risk QA/QC and HSE/ISO Management with a strong talent for producing viable solutions in remote, sometimes high-risk locations.
Richard has a proven ability to take on any task and apply to bespoke programmes maximising results for the organisation and team whilst understanding the intent. A comprehensive skill set in planning, risk management and training design and delivery for high level military and foreign agencies. Richard portrays a resolute professionalism, is able to work effectively in both corporate and operational environments with a focus on moral courage, integrity and a relentless pursuit of excellence.’