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.  

Footnote. Lyon sadly died in June 2019.


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 former Security manager at University of Sunderland, UK, and has over 20 years experience within the security industry. Andrea’s role involved 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 ensured 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 currently runs a small consultancy with clients in the arenas of maritime security, wide-area aerial surveillance, information security and general risk management consulting.  In the 20 years since completing a full career in the British Army, he has worked throughout Africa and in several countries in the Middle East and South-West Asia.  Stephen has specialist knowledge of risk reduction strategies in the extractive industries, maritime security and the design and delivery of intelligence courses and security training.  He is also embarking on a career as an author and has several books planned (and one underway) that are based on his experiences in different parts of the world.


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 CSMP®, F.ISMI, MSyI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: May 2017

Hugh is a former member of the Royal Air Force with 29 years’ service specialising in Communications, Intelligence and Security. He currently works for a UK based security consultancy providing specialist protective services for HMG with extensive experience of working in North Africa, Europe and the Far East. He is a Certified Security Management Professional, a Certified Protection Professional and a member of the Security Institute.


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: British

Admitted: November 2017

Karl is currently a self-employed security professional having formerly been the Global Corporate Security Manager for a payment processing company, with responsibility for 26 locations worldwide. 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 including 4 years spent as an operational adviser to national policy groups.  He is a great exponent of ‘security convergence’; ensuring comprehensive security management 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 alignment with extant Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) tools and criteria. Karl has previously published a paper on bullying in prisons and co-led a 2-year project to ensure that requirements of the Children Act, 1989 (and subsequent revisions) were correctly applied to all young people under 15, 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 De-briefer – 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.


Franz J.H. Polenz Hptm d.R. Dipl.-Pol. M.A. Security-Engineer (BdSI) CBCI CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: Germany

Admitted: January 2018

Franz is a security manager at the Munich global headquarters of Siemens, a  global-leading integrated technology company with more than 350.000 employees worldwide. His responsibilities include global governance and security process management. His main areas of expertise are property protection / physical security, travel and project security.  Before working in the corporate security environment, he briefly worked for an NGO in the Middle East and served as an army officer in the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) for 13 years. Franz holds academic degrees in political science and security management and is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Philip Hamilton-Byrne CSMP® CPP F.ISMI

Nationality: Australian

Admitted: February 2018

Phil is the Deputy Asset Protection Manager for Petroceltic Ltd. in Algeria. After completing a career in the French Foreign Legion, he brings a wealth of practical security experience to his present role, having gained extensive experience working throughout Africa specifically in the energy sector. Dual-certified with the ISMI® CSMP® and the ASIS CPP, he is currently studying to complete the ASIS PSP (Physical Security Professional) qualification.


Glenn Hall CSMP® F.ISMI®

Nationality: Australian

Admitted: February 2018

Glenn is the Manager, Security at Western Water in Victoria, Australia and is a former Detective Senior Constable in the NSW Police Force.  He has worked within the law enforcement and security arenas for the past 30 years and is experienced across many sectors including utilities, transport, warehousing, critical infrastructure, maritime, rail and retail security.  In his current role he is developing the security strategy and framework for the business whilst building security awareness through staff training.  He is hands on in project managing the physical and electronic security design and installation across multiple assets within a diverse and challenging environment.  Glenn also holds a Diploma in Security (Australian Government) and is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Steven Bennett CSMP® F.ISMI®

Nationality: British

Admitted: March 2018

Steven is a former member of the British Armed Forces (RAF) with 22 years’ service, fulfilling a number of specialist security roles including protective security, cyber and investigations. He was also the Head of Physical Security & BCM for EE in the UK before moving to the nuclear sector with the Office for Nuclear Regulation – Civil Nuclear Security. He is a Senior Site Inspector, initially specialising in the secure transport of spent nuclear fuel and the defueling and waste cycle.  He is now the security inspector for a number of nuclear sites across the UK.  Previously certified as a PSP and has attended the full range of CPNI training courses. 


Robert Mavronicolas MSc BA (Hons) Dip CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: S Africa

Admitted: November 2018

Robert Mavronicolas is a security consultant with over 18 years of senior management experience across three sectors of the private security industry, namely training and education, sales and man management. Currently based in the United Kingdom, Robert managed a workforce of security operatives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and was integral to the security event planning around high profile events and ceremonies attended by the likes of the British royal family, international political delegates, as well as A-list film stars and directors. An avid proponent of the quality of training standards, as part of the agenda of an annual research forum meeting conducted by the UK Security Industry Authority, Robert was invited to present his research findings into the effectiveness of security license training. An honourable mention winner of the ASIS International Student Writing Competition, he has authored an article for publication in the prestigious Securitas annual report survey for America's Top Ten Threats. Robert holds a Master of Science degree in Security Management from the University of Portsmouth, a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town and is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Richard Ayrton Dip CSMP® F.ISMI 

Nationality: British

Admitted: November 2018

Richard started his career delivering anti-crime and safer community programmes collaboratively with police forces and local authorities in the north of England.  The programmes focus on partnership building, designing out crime and urban regeneration. Between 2010 and 2018 Richard worked as the Security Manager for a large organisation, specialising in physical security, risk analysis, legal compliance and policy development and with responsibility to strategically develop the service. In October 2018 Richard took the step to work as an independent security consultant and training provider. Expanding upon his security management background, Richard supports clients with the delivery of training programmes, the professional development of staff, and raises awareness of legislation and industry good practice. Richard volunteers as a mentor with local schools and universities, in addition to being a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Cobus van den Heever    Dip. CSMP® | F.ISMI® | CPP®

Nationality: South African

Admitted: November 2018

Cobus is a Security Management Consultant with extensive years of experience and successful track record within high-pressure managerial and advisory environments in the capacities of Asset and Operations Manager, Regional Security and Operations Advisor, Security Coordinator, Project Security and Operations Manager.  He has served within the NGO community, the UN and oil and gas sector.  He previously served with the Security Services of the South African Government in the capacity of a Deputy Divisional Head for a period of seventeen years.  Apart from a CSMP® Diploma, he also holds a CPP® Certificate and is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Kelechi O Obiakwata Dip. CSMP® | CPP | PSP | F.ISMI®

Nationality: Nigerian

Admitted: November 2018

Kelechi is the managing director of Sarabel Logistics and Security Services Limited, Nigeria and formerly Compliance and Security Manager of Travelex Global and Financial Services Limited and Travelex Retail Nigeria Limited.  Sarabel Logistics serves various industrial sectors including but not limited to oil and gas, construction, mining and extractive, manufacturing, government and educational institutions and hospitality.  As a consultant, Kelechi specialises in physical risk management and the delivery of bespoke security solutions.  as a recognised subject matter expert he is a regular face on Nigerian television discussing security issues and suggesting viable solutions to national security challenges in Nigeria. Professionally, Kelechi is a qualified Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) and is triple certified with the ISMI® CSMP®, and the ASIS CPP and PSP.  Such credentials make Kelechi a worthy Fellow of the International Security Management Institute.



Nationality: British

Admitted: Jan 2019

Alan is currently employed with one the UK’s largest outsourcing security providers. With over 30 year of experience within the public and private sectors, Alan brings a wealth of knowledge of both in-house and out-sourced security functions, specialising in manned guarding, physical security, risk analysis and security surveying. Alan completed the CSMP® course in October 2016 achieving 12 exceeded grades. Along with the CSMP® and numerous Police trade qualifications, Alan has qualifications at Lv5 in Corporate Risk & Crisis Management and in Applied Fire Risk Assessment, Lv4 in Managing Security Surveying and is currently undertaking studies for a MSc in International Security and Risk Management.  Actively involved within the Industry, Alan is a Member of the Security Institute and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management and serves on Security Institute’s Membership Validation Board. Alan also serves as an assessor on the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board.


Bouchaib Aboutaj MSc, CPP®, PSP®, Dip. CSMP®, F.ISMI®

Nationality: Moroccan

Admitted: February 2019

Bouchaib Aboutaj is co-founder of Poly Line Morocco, a physical security consulting company. He holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems Security from ESIEA-Paris, and has over 12 years of experience in physical security management, security operations, crisis & emergency management and physical security mentoring. Bouchaib has been involved in many security related projects in Morocco and abroad, often in the role of project manager.  Bouchaib is active in volntary leadership and is Vice-Président of the ASIS Maghreb Chapter.


Scott Walker LCGI, CPP, Dip.CSMP®, F.ISMI®, DipHE, DipPSLM

Nationality: British

Admitted: April 2019

Scott is a highly experienced Counter Terrorism, Policing and Security Training Specialist with 34 years HM Armed Forces and UK Police experience. Scott started his career in the Royal Military Police before moving on to serve in Kent Police, Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary & Police Scotland. Scott’s service in the main has been within the Tactical Firearms, Counter Terrorism/Special Branch and Training fields of Policing including: 15 years as a Special Branch Officer, 7 years as a Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) & 6 years as the Counter Terrorism Instructor & Training Coordinator at the Scottish Police College. As well as the CSMP and CPP, Scott has an LCGI in Counter Terrorism Security Management, Diplomas of Higher Education in Training & Development and Leadership & Management from Napier University, and the Certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University.



Nationality: US

Admitted: April 2019

Eric is the Manager of Global Security Systems and Compliance for Halliburton Energy Services. His responsibilities include overseeing the global security systems, government regulatory compliance, Global Security Operations Centre, risk assessments, licensing and training for personal protection personnel as well as other corporate security functions. Eric’s experience spans over 25 years and includes Chief Petty Officer for Port Security with the U.S. Coast Guard, law enforcement and various private security functions. He holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Business Administration as well as ASIS International certification as a Physical Security Professional and Certified Protection Professional.   

David Swift MSc, Dip. CSMP®, F.ISMI®, CPP, PSP

Nationality: British

Admitted: June 2019

David Swift is the Security Director for The Asia Foundation (TAF) – Afghanistan responsible for all security related matters pertaining to the organisation, including development of the organisations security management procedures, risk management, physical security, and staff training.  David has been in Afghanistan since 2010, and prior to joining TAF was the Security Director for Afghanistan’s only commercial oil and gas exploration project.  Prior to Afghanistan, David completed training and advisory tasks to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s 61 Surveillance and Reconnaissance Regiment, then to the Trinidad and Tobago, Special Forces Operational Detachment.  Prior to this, David served in the British Army for 11 years.  David has a Masters in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester, is a Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®), and is certified by American Society for Industrial Security Board as both a Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). 


Shivashankar B Mangasuli MBA (HR), CPP, CFE, CSMP®, F.ISMI®

 Nationality: Indian

Admitted: December 2019

Shivashankar has over 25 years of extensive experience in Loss Prevention, Intelligence Gathering and Security Management/Vigilance Administration/Fraud Prevention in various Divisions of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore, India, a premier Defense Public Sector Unit under Ministry of Defense.   He has extensive experience in the collection of intelligence, carrying out/supervising investigations, preparing /generating investigation reports.  He is a Member of ASIS International, a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Fellow of the International Security Management Institute, UK.


Armstrong Maina MA, CPP®, PSP®, PCI®, CSMP®, F. ISMI®

Nationality: Kenyan

Admitted: February 2020

Armstrong is a health, safety, and security management professional with over 12 years in Africa working with NGOs across Africa and Asia. Armstrong completed his CSMP® in 2016 and engaged in ASIS certifications, completing CPP in 2018 and PSP and PCI in 2019. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Armed Conflicts and Peace Studies from the University of Nairobi and UK NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. He is currently Global Security Manager with PSI, an International NGO managing organizational risks in over 20 countries.


Matt Dixon CSMP®, CPP, PSP, PCI, F.ISMI®

Nationality: British

Admitted: February 2020

Matt is currently engaged as a senior security consultant for a global engineering consultancy firm.  Having worked as a police officer, Matt began his career in the security as a security manager in the diamond trade.  He spent fifteen years working within the luxury goods and jewellery goods sector, and finished his corporate career working for six years as the security director for the world’s largest jewellery and luxury goods retailer based in London. In 2017 Matt set up his own security consultancy and has worked for a diverse range of clients including the automotive and manufacturing sectors, Government and Ministry of Defence, the Atomic Weapons Authority, and UK Counter Terrorism.  Matt’s current work has seen him consulting on projects in the Middle and Far East, as well as in the UK and across Europe.  He is currently studying for an MSc in International Security and Risk Management. 


Nationality: British

Admitted: April 2020

Russ is a retired Detective Chief Superintendent having served 30 years in both the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Kent Police.

Russ has worked internationally in policing on 4 continents and is an accredited Senior Investigating Officer and previously been Head of Intelligence for Kent Police and a Government (arms length) agency in addition to being Head of Partnerships and Crime Reduction whilst at Kent Police. Russ was Borough Commander at Lewisham (MPS) one of the most challenging policing areas in the UK.

Russ is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Certified Protection Professional and holds a level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership. Currently Russ is a Kent Resilience Team Manager with the Kent Resilience Forum and is chair of the Threat and Risk Assessment Group



Dr Christopher Udoaka D.SyRM MSc CPP, Dip CSMP®, F.ISMI®

Nationality: Nigerian

Admitted: April 2020

Dr Christopher Udoaka is currently the head of Intelligence and Security Operations at the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP). 

Dr Udoaka is the course coordinator for MA Criminology and Security Studies and MA Peace and Security Studies of the APUDI Institute for Peace and Social Rehabilitation of the University of Abuja, Nigeria and is also a part-time lecturer of Postgraduate students of Criminology and Security Studies of the Institute.

Dr Udoaka holds Doctor of Security Risk Management (D.SyRM) of the University of Portsmouth UK. He also holds MSc Professional Practice in Corporate Security Management of the Middlesex University, London. This is in addition to the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Intelligence and Security Studies from the University of Salford, Manchester, and a BSc from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.  He is ASIS Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and ISMI® Level 6 Accredited Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®).



Michael Alan Williams MSc CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: August 2020

Mike Williams is Head of Physical Security and Resilience for the Government Property Agency.  He previously held a similar post in the UK government department leading the delivery of the largest transformation programme for the UK government estate.  He holds direct responsibility for defining and establishing the security and resilience posture that has underpinned the programme’s functional design principles.

Mike has over 35 years’ experience managing and leading the delivery of infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors, initially with the Royal Engineers, then in the private sector in support of utilities companies protecting their Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), and, for the last 4 years, within the UK Civil Service.

He has a commitment to life–long learning and has previously acted as a professional assessor for the International Security Management Institute (ISMI) awarding body.  He has since used that experience to mentor a wider body of staff working within the security and resilience function.  He believes that mentoring colleagues is key to creating organisational resilience through providing the conditions for succession planning.

Mike holds a Master of Science degree in Counter Terrorism studies awarded through London Metropolitan University – The basis of his dissertation was ‘The Application of Systems and Organisation Decline Theory to Countering Terrorism’.



Christopher Loke CSMP® F.ISMI

Nationality: Singapore

Admitted: November 2020

Christopher Loke is currently the Regional Security Officer, Asia-Australia with German engineering giant Siemens, based in Beijing, China. As the Head of Security in the region, Christopher drives Security and Crisis Management programs and effort, developing corporate readiness for the protection of people, business and operations.

Starting from a military career with the Singapore Armed Force till to-date, Christopher has more than 30 years of work experience in various levels of operational and leadership roles, across several industries, countries, legislations, and cultural environments. Christopher is fluent in English, Mandarin, and is able to communicate with Bahasa Indonesia and Chinese dialects including Cantonese (Hong Kong) and Hokkien (Taiwan).

Christopher believes Security can be a key corporate function in providing assurance to the leadership, for their fulfilment of the duty of care obligations and business successes in an increasingly uncertain environment.


Wayne Edmonds CSMP®

Nationality: UK

Admitted: March 2021

Wayne Edmonds is the APAC Regional Security Manager for the Bank of New York Mellon, and is based in Singapore.  Having spent 20 years with West Midlands Police Force (15 years of which were with the Tactical Firearms Unit), Wayne is an experienced tactical firearms instructor/operator and created police approved training manuals, ran national police firearms courses and constructed training programs/lesson plans/assessment criteria and feedback models for students. 

In 2014 Wayne moved to New York and worked as security manager for the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, before moving to SOS Security as their National Training Director.

In 2016 Wayne moved to the Bank of New York Mellon as a C-suite manager and Executive Protection Operator. 

In 2019 Wayne accepted the role as Regional Security Manager for BNY Mellon, based in Singapore, with responsibility for the safety and security of BNY Mellon’s people, buildings and assets across 11 APAC countries.


Derek Lower MSc Dip CSMP® CPP F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted: April 2021

Derek is a security risk management consultant with over 20 years of experience working in the risk management sphere, mainly in complex and challenging environments.  He currently works for a global advisory company in East Africa as the Country Security Manager.  He’s professional interests include travel risk management, organisational resiliency and crisis & emergency management.  Derek believes that practical immersive training is one of the vital foundational components to effective security risk management.  Derek previously served in the British military and holds a MSc in Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management (University of Leicester), alongside thre ASIS CPP® and ISMI® CSMP® professional certifications.


Jack Bleach CSMP® CPP® F.ISMI

Nationality: UK

Admitted April 2022

Jack is a protective security professional for several high-profile English premier league football clubs.  A former member of the British Armed Forces (Parachute Regiment) with an extensive background in protective security, he transitioned to spend several years on a US Department of State contract providing protective security for bomb disposal technicians in post-conflict northern Iraq.  Jack is a member of the ISMI® Professional Assessment Board, an ASIS Certified Protection Professional and is currently studying a MSc in Security and Risk Management at Leicester University.



Nationality: China

Admitted: May 2022

Leon is the lead security consultant for International SOS China. Before joining the private sector in 2017, he was a senior Beijing Police officer with 15 years extensive experience in multiple policing functions including community policing, criminal investigation, digital forensic and counter terrorism. From 2010-2011, he was deployed to Port-de-Paix, Haiti as a UN police advisor for UN peace keeping mission (MINUSTAH). Then after returning China, he worked in INTERPOL Beijing Liaison Office from 2012-2013. As a senior security consultant for International SOS, he worked in a number of high-risk and conflicting countries such as Libya, Pakistan, Ethiopia ,Chad, DRC, Sudan and South Sudan over 1 year. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Technical Security Protection Engineering from China Public Security University and Master Degree in Management from University of Canberra, Australia. In addition, Leon is the first Chinese person to achieve the ASIS Triple Crown Certifications (CPP, PSP, PCI). Now he is the Vice Chairman of ASIS Shanghai Chapter as well as ASIS International Mentor.