Ian Cole retired from the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015 after 32 years’ service. His last role was Inspector in charge of the MPS’s Counter Terrorism Specialist Search Unit within the Specialist Protective Security Command. As a Police Search Adviser, he has operational search experience in major ceremonial events, sporting events and Counter Terrorism operations.
As a Search Coordinator he was appointed the National Search Coordinator for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has a wealth of operational experience in problem solving, completing building vulnerability assessments, multi-agency tasking and liaison, planning and implementing search strategies for newly built venues, iconic sites, events and public places.
He is currently working as a Search Adviser completing building vulnerability assessments, defensive search plans and subsequently manage K9 search teams at sporting venues, concert venues and crowded places.
Steph Roberts is a senior security professional with exceptional leadership and management skills gained nationally and internationally both in the public and private sector. She is highly experienced in intelligence, threat assessment and analysis and crisis management having worked with government, industry and overseas partners to manage and mitigate risk in fast moving and complex environments. She is an effective negotiator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate, influence and create high performing teams.
As a senior police officer in Counter Terrorism Protective Security at New Scotland Yard, Jonathan was one of the UK’s leading and most experienced CT Security Coordinators (CT SecCo). He has devised and delivered numerous protective security operations for major occasions of state involving senior members of the royal family and visiting heads of state. He has protected many of the highest profile and largest public events, in themselves vulnerable crowded places in accessible locations, as well as reviewing security for numerous iconic and sensitive locations. Following his police service Jonathan was head of security and business resilience for a FTSE100 company which owns and operates a commercial property portfolio valued at £14.8bn. He has recently left this role, where his influence extended from the operational level through to the C suite, affording oversight of both incident response and crisis management. Jonathan is a non-executive director and the current Vice Chairman of The Security Institute.
Brian Reilly retired from the Metropolitan police service in January 2017 following 30 years of service. During that time he performed roles in public order, counter terrorism search procedures, self defence and officer safety, teaching, leadership, health and safety as well as operational policing and critical incident management. He retired at the rank of inspector. Brian is an engaging and entertaining speaker with a wealth of knowledge and experience to support his delivery.
Since entering the non- public sector he has kept equally busy! Roles have included the Head of Security at the Old Bailey, teaching on the national police superintendent and inspector courses, teaching security staff at City Hall in London, Lord’s cricket ground and the Old Bailey.
Pete Huckle is a experienced Company Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. Skilled in Crisis Management, Emergency Management, Qualified Mediator, Emergency Planning, and Training Delivery. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from University of Greenwich.
30 years policing experience in a range of skill areas within Bedfordshire Police and the Metropolitan Police Service. A relevant and dynamic trainer and coach with recent development and delivery experience across the policing, charity and commercial sector.
Ian Thompson is an experienced financial risk and cyber intelligence professional. He specialises in C3R; Cyber Response, Recovery & Resilience. Ian has strong, high level relationships across the financial, commodities, energy, healthcare, retail, defence and insurance sectors.
Marshall Kent is a highly skilled and vastly experienced security professional and senior police leader with over 30 years operational experience within the police, government and corporate sectors. Latterly he was the senior Metropolitan Police operational lead delivering Counter Terrorism Protective Security Operations based at New Scotland Yard. He was responsible for specialised terrorist threat and risk assessments based upon intelligence. Leading on the strategy, operational responses, security plans, the deployment of covert security assets, safety guidance, hostile risk mitigation, assurance, preparedness, the management and coordination of public safety, protection of critical infrastructure and the planning and delivery of high profile security operations and major events with critical security partners in London, the UK and overseas.
CorpRisk Consulting specialise in Business Continuity and Emergency Planning services. With a strong background in the public and private sectors Jane Conway and Kevan McCrone offer clients a comprehensive range of services. Their extensive network in the emergency services community provides current and emerging threats and engagement, which is of benefit in their offerings when engaging on projects. CorpRisk works with a range of Clients in the financial, entertainment, retail, security, museum and art gallery sectors and continue to provide their expertise in achieving ISO 22301 International Standard for Business Continuity.
With over 30 years service, Craig Haslam retired from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in 2018 at the rank of Chief Superintendent with a long and varied career that saw him take leadership responsibility for many large public order and ceremonial events including Royal Weddings, State Visits, Trooping the Colour, Remembrance Sunday, Premiership Football fixtures and Notting Hill Carnival. Craig served as The Head of Learning and Development for the MPS before concluding his career as OCU Commander of MPS Taskforce with responsibility for specialist police assets that included Marine, Mounted, Territorial Support and Dog Sections whom Craig led through the terrorist attacks of 2017, the tragedy at Grenfell Tower and numerous large scale protests and demonstrations. Craig has significant experience in identifying and mitigating against organisational, operational & personal risk with a proven ability to collaborate with key partners and other agencies to deliver safe and successful events.