Fellows of the International Security Management Institute (F.ISMI)


Fellowship of the International Security Management Institute is granted to an exclusive section of ISMI® members who meet specific advanced criteria in security management professional development and certification.  For information on how to earn your F.ISMI designation please email Janet Ward enquiries@ismi.org.uk   

Roll of ISMI® Fellows



Nationality: US

Admitted October 2015

Robin Brown is Director of Electronic Security at University of Colorado and his specialist practitioner areas are internal security consulting, physical security design, policy development, CPTED, and consulting with other Colorado universities.   In addition to his duties at the University of Denver, Robin also conducts CPP and PSP preparation programs on behalf of ASIS International and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.   Robin is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board and leads ISMI®’s Fellowship Admissions Board.  


Lyon Pretorius PhD Dip CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: S Africa

Admitted October 2015

Dr Lyon Pretorius is the Regional Security Officer for Siemens in Southern Africa and he also serves as the Director Safety and Security for the Capitol City Business Chamber and is a previous senior military staff officer.  Lyon tutors and lectures in criminology and police science at university level and he consults on a freelance basis. Prior to joining Siemens, he was CSO for BMW South Africa.  He is an exponent of an applied criminological approach to mitigate crime and/or its risks. Education: PhD and Masters in applied Criminology at the University of South Africa, a BA and BA Hons at the University of Pretoria.  Lyon is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board and ISMI®’s Fellowship Admissions Board.  


Tony O’Connor Dip CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted October 2015

Tony O’Connor has prior experience gained in both consultancy and operational security management.  Formerly Head of Group Security for a national retailer, UK and Ireland Security Manager at Microsoft and Head of Security for several prominent universities.  Recipient of SITO National Award for work in addressing workplace violence and delivery of specialist training.  Currently an Independent Security Consultant. Educated to Level 7 (Postgraduate).  


Robbie Nelson BTech Dip CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: S. Africa

Admitted November 2015

Robbie is a key support figure and lead coach for ISMI®, and is based in South Africa.  Formerly the Protection Services Manager, Operations at Bokoni Platinum Mines in Limpopo, South Africa, which employs 6,000 people and produces 160Kt of Platinum-bearing ore per month, where he was responsible for the total security function including security risk management (risk analysis, threat analysis, security design/survey and mitigation), security contingency planning, crime prevention strategies, security investigations, intelligence and counter-intelligence, combating of unrest and instability, security training (people, dogs and firearms), SHE management, budget and costing.  Baccalaureus Technologiae: Security Risk Management from University of South Africa (UNISA). Robbie is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Graeme Steven MA M.Litt Dip CSMP® CPP®,F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted November 2015

Formerly a Divisional Counter-Terrorism Liaison Officer for one of the largest UK Police Forces - involved advising on a wide range of protective security measures (and additional responsibilities). 20 yrs experience in Security and Counter-Terrorism within Military, Police, Government and Research environs. Main qualifications include CSMP®, CPP®, Military and Police Trade Security Qualifications, M. Litt (International Security Studies), PG Cert (Management), MA (Joint Hons – Political Science). Published author on CT and Security (book, chapter & articles) and non-published research papers and projects for government agencies.  Graeme is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board and is very active in supporting students through coaching.


Jacqueline Walker Dip CSMP® F.ISMI MICA Dip (AML) PSP CPP MSyI

Nationality: UK

Admitted November 2015

Jacqueline Walker is Group Security Adviser (Operations and Financial Crime) for Prudential Plc, a leading international financial services group with significant operations in Asia, the US and the UK, serving around 25 million insurance customers worldwide.  Jacqueline’s role within Group Security provides a focal point of contact for advice, guidance and assistance on Operational Security issues, including physical security, personal security, political risk and travel security, to business units throughout the Group. She assists in the creation of corporate security policies, providing advice to those who are responsible for security at a business level, to interpret and comply with the requirements of group policy. She carries out premises current state assessments of critical assets, and buildings across the property portfolio, including building threat and risk assessments, physical and procedural audits and surveys within the Group business areas. 


Bill Scarth BSc MCGI Dip CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: December 2015

Bill works for Control Risks and is currently the security manager for Schlumberger Oil and Gas Services in the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.  This involves providing proactive security advice, risk assessments and security audits as well as the reactive elements of crisis response and local evacuation.  Bill was previously in the UK military for 30 years and concluded his service as the UK’s Defence Attaché to Bahrain. Bill is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board and is very active in supporting students through coaching.


Michael Georg Martin Dipl.Kfm. Hptm d.R. LBA-608Dip  CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: Germany

Admitted: December 2015

As Head of Security for TNT Express Mike is responsible for all security related tasks and questions of more than 6000 employees and subcontractors within the Operating Unit Germany. TNT is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies, delivering close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight within more than 220 countries on a daily base. In addition Mike ensures Export Controls compliance as the Export Controls Country Focal Point. Formerly an officer within German military Special Forces (KSK), he still conducts exercises for the reserves. Mike is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Robert Byrne MJus GradCertStratIntelligence BBus Dip CSMP® F.ISMI 

Nationality: Australia

Admitted: February 2016

Robert is a transport security program manager who delivers capacity building and technical assistance to regulators and operators across South East Asia. His focus is counter terrorism mitigation for the aviation and maritime sectors. Previously, Robert managed State-level border control programs including in the fields of counter people smuggling, illicit drug smuggling and precursor chemical diversion. Robert holds a Masters of Justice (Organised Crime and Corruption Investigation) and is undertaking further studies.  Robert is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Andrea Dobson Dip CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: September 2016

Andrea is the Security manager at University of Sunderland, UK, and has over 20 years experience within the security industry. Andrea’s current role involves the management of several aspects of security including physical and building protection, access control, CCTV, BIDS and the strategic development of departmental objectives to address key risks to the organisation’s community. Andrea also ensures compliance with Art Council sanctions for the storage and movement of exhibitor collections within the University. Andrea is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board and is very active in supporting students through coaching.


Scott Ruddick MBA Dip CSMP® F.ISMI 

Nationality: Canada

Admitted: October 2016

Scott is the global security director for  the Mennonite Economic Development Associates, an international development organization which provides economic aid for the developing world. His focus is security management in complex,  hostile & austere environments. He has worked in 34 countries, and has extensive practical experience in risk analysis, security systems development and crisis management planning for high-risk locales. His security management knowledge is underpinned by his CSMP© designation, an MBA and a Diploma in Law Enforcement. He is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


John Sheeran BA (Hons) CPP Dip CSMP® F.ISMI GCGI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: November 2016

John is currently Head of EMEA Physical Security for The Northern Trust Corporation based out of Canary Wharf. He is a former Control Risks consultant and military officer of 28 years. His primary duties are the protection of Northern’s physical assets across 9 countries with total responsibility all the CCTV and access control systems. He is also responsible for travel security for partners across EMEA and North America. John developed the Global Travel Security standard for Northern Trust and created the EMEA control room to monitor global travel for the organisation. John is responsible for all of the building threat and risk assessments, physical and procedural audits and surveys within the EMEA region. He is a key figure in the new office allocation programme and sits on the project management team for all new buildings projects. He also sits on the internal investigations team and is lead security advisor to Northern’s London Incident Management Team. He has extensive experience in global counter terrorist operations and is an ASIS member and sits in the Executive Committee of the Overseas Security Advisory Council. He holds an honours degree in Criminology, is a Certified Security Management Professional and a Certified Protection Professional. He is also a Graduate of the City & Guild Institute in Leadership & Management.  


Tommy Hansen MA Dip CSMP® CPP F.ISMI

Nationality: Norway

Admitted: January 2017

Tommy is currently a Senior Security Advisor with the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (national agency), were he, amongst others, is responsible for conducting supervisory and regulatory work within the petroleum sector in Norway, offshore and onshore. His experience includes the military, and corporate security.  He holds a Masters degree in International Security, Intelligence and Ethics. Tommy is also engaged in security standardization, and is a member of the ISO/TC 292 WG 6 Security and Resilience, in addition to national standardisation committees. 


Simon Bowskill MBE PGCE MSyI Dip. CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: February 2017

Simon is a former member of the British Military (Army) and the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service. Over the last 15 years he has been working as a Regional Overseas Security Manager for the FCO and has extensive experience of working in high risk and hostile environments where his role has included threat and risk analysis, risk management, contingency planning, crime prevention strategies, security investigations, and security training. Simon is a self defence training instructor, advanced driving instructor and a Trauma Risk Manager (TRiM). Simon is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Steve Casey Dip. CSMP® CPP F.ISMI  FCMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: February 2017

Steve is a senior manager with Cisco International Limited and is responsible for the safety and security of over 15000 employees located within Europe, Middle, East, Africa and Russia. This area of coverage included 63 countries and 127 offices.  He has over 40 years security experience, with leadership roles within the UK Military, Police, and Corporate and commercial environments.  He has been a Certified Protection Professional since 2011 and Certified Security Management Professional since 2014, having attended the first intake. He has also been a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute since 2012.


Stephen Phelps Dip. CSMP® CPP F.ISMI  

Nationality: UK

Admitted: March 2017

Stephen is the Regional Risk and Security Manager for DC Premium Logistics & Solutions Ltd.  In this role he focusses on CRM, business development, and development of new capabilities for the company.  Since completing a full career in the British Army, he has worked throughout Africa.  He has also worked in several countries in the Middle East.  Stephen has specialist knowledge of risk reduction strategies in the extractive industries, maritime security and the design of security training.  He is a specialist practitioner in the design and delivery of intelligence-led security solutions.


Muhammad Aamir, M.Phil, CFE, CMILT(UK), CPP, CSMP®, F.ISMI

Nationality: Pakistan

Admitted: May 2017

Muhammad Aamir is a serving law enforcement officer from Pakistan. He has over 20 years of experience in security, asset protection, counterterrorism, counter insurgency, border security management, anti-drug trafficking, anti gun-running, and protection of logistics and lines of communication. Carries extensive experience of undertaking risk and threat assessments but his main area of expertise is counterterrorism, with hands-on experience by participating in major anti-terrorist operations. Apart from CSMP®, he holds the ASIS CPP and ACFE CFE. He also holds Master of Philosophy degree in International Relations. Presently, pursuing Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs. He has recently been inducted in faculty of Euclid University as a subject matter expert in terrorism. He is also a Chartered Member of Institute of Logistics and Transport, CMILT(UK).

Hugh Parmiter CPP, CSMP®, F.ISMI, MInstLM, AfCGI.

Nationality: UK

Admitted: May 2017

Hugh currently works for Minimal Risk Consultancy Ltd providing contracted counter espionage and security services for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Beijing, China. Previously Hugh served nearly 30 years in the Royal Air Force Regiment specialising in various roles: Communications, Intelligence and Security, serving in a variety of diverse locations. He brings a wealth of practical and information security experience to his present role, having spent time most recently working in Egypt. He has been a Certified Security Management Professional since 2016 and a Certified Protection Professional since March 2017.  He is currently seeking a corporate security role within the UK to enhance his experience and knowledge.


Abdulazeez Muhammad MCMP, MDS, Cert TS, CSMP® CPP F.ISMI

Nationality: Nigerian

Admitted: October 2017

Abdulazeez Muhammad MCMP, MDS, Cert TS, CSMP® CPP has an extensive wealth of experience in business and financial crimes, having worked with one of the biggest banks in Africa for nearly a decade. He is currently the Risk Manager with the British High Commission Nigeria, in charge of the Kano Northern Nigeria Regional Office, where he provides security leadership for British High Commission and UK Department for International Development programmes and personnel.


Sherif A Rashed BA CSMP® CPP

Nationality: Egyptian

Admitted: October 2017

Sherif A. Rashed is Head of Security Operations at Abdul Lateef Jamal, a Saudi-Arabian diversified business with the largest vehicle distribution network in Saudi Arabia with 170 facilities.  Dual-certified with the ISMI® CSMP® and the ASIS CPP, Sherif’s professional qualifications are underpinned by an BA in Law and Police Sciences, which led him into a career with the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior, retiring at the rank of Major.   His police career included many diversified roles including security, emergency planning and strategic planning for major events.


Benjamin Okpoto Ogenyi, CPP, PCI, Dip. CSMP®, CSS, F.ISMI

Nationality: Nigerian

Admitted: October 2017

Ben Ogenyi is a serving senior law enforcement officer in the NDLEA, the Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.   He has over 24 years of experience in law enforcement, specialising in disrupting, dismantling and defeating multi-geographic, multij-urisdictional criminal enterprises. He has been a Deputy Head of the Intelligence Unit, a Principal Staff Officer in charge of Operations and Intelligence, a Principal Staff in charge of Internal Affairs and an Area Commander among other positions in the agency.  His security management CSMP®, CPP and PCI qualifications are underpinned by a BSc, and he is currently studying for MSc in Security and Intelligence. 


Graham Thompson BEM, Dip.CSMP®, F.ISMI, MSyI

Nationality: British

Admitted: October 2017

Graham is a former member of the British Armed Forces with 33 years’ service, fulfilling a number of specialist security roles including the Officer Commanding the Security Training Wing at the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, training the British Navy and Army’s security managers and specialists.   He has now been in Nuclear Security roles for the past 7 years; firstly with Rolls Royce as a Security Operations and Nuclear Emergency Planning Manager and more recently as a Principal Inspector with the Office for Nuclear Regulation, Civil Nuclear Security.  Initially specialising in the assessment of CT contingency planning and exercising across the whole of the nuclear industry, he is now the delivery lead for the assessment of integrated protective security regimes across a range of nuclear sites.  Previously certified as a CPP, has attended the full range of CPNI training courses and has a Master Degree equivalent in Leadership and Management.  


Melt Esterhuizen (Lt. Col Ret.) B-Tech Security Management, Dip CSMP, CORP, F. ISMI, CPP

Nationality: South African

Admitted: October 2017

Dual Board-certified by both ISMI® and ASIS International, Melt is the Head of the Security and Risk Department (Senior General Management) at ALJ Motors Company in Saudi Arabia and is a retired senior military officer – Staff Officer qualified (Lt. Col Ret).  During his tenure in the security world and prior to his appointment at ALJ (10 years) he was a member of Omega Risk Solutions (Gray Security Services) for a period of 10 years.  He is a certified member of NFPA and holds qualifications including an International HR Diploma, Advanced Diploma in Labour Law, Diploma in H&S Management (USA), the ISMI® Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®) Level 6 Accredited Diploma, the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification, is a lead Auditor ISO 9001, SAMTRACK qualified and a registered member of The Institute of Risk Management.  Melt is currently enrolled on the distance learning training with ISMI® for the ASIS PSP (Physical Security Professional) examination and plans to sit the examination in February 2018.


Karl Gibbs Dip. CSMP® F.ISMI M.Syl Dip. YJ

Nationality: UK

Admitted: November 2017

Karl is currently the Global Corporate Security Manager for a worldwide payments processing company which operates in the Fin-Tech arena.  With offices in 19 locations around the globe, Karl has experience of delivering security management in varying geopolitical territories.  Grounded in theory and practice of physical security from over 20 years’ experience in UK HMPS, he is a great exponent of ‘security convergence’; ensuring that he and his team are well equipped to manage across physical and cyber disciplines. He is likewise a strong proponent of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), having developed his own adaptation of the CSMP® Security Risk Analysis methodology to ensure it aligns with that of his employer’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) tool and criteria. Karl has previously published a paper on bullying in prisons and co-lead a 2 year project to ensure that requirements of the Children Act, 1989 (and subsequent revisions) were correctly applied to all young people under 1, in custody in the UK.  He has a fascination for the psychology of criminal behaviour, has previously volunteered with Victim Support and is a qualified Critical Incident Debriefer – helping people to manage the after effects of crime, major incident and injury related trauma.  Karl is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.