Security Consultants – SCI People and skills
Chris Gordon-Wilson BSc, FSyI, FIPl
Chris Gordon-Wilson founded SCI Ltd in 1994 and has spent thirty years in the fields of military security engineering, crisis management, anti terrorist measures, construction, IT security equipment supply and security consultancy. He has provided security and information security consultancy for a wide range of organisations including The National Bank of Kuwait, English Heritage, Railtrack plc, The Tower of London, Sir Norman Foster and Buro Happold Joint Venture, The Home Office, The Eden Project, Bahrain Oil and Gas, Entebbe, Malta and Kingston Jamaica airports.
Whilst in the Army his specialist training included military parachuting, signals and communications, and he was also a combat infantry weapons instructor. On leaving the Army he was employed on turnkey projects in Europe, the Middle East, and Far East including the construction of the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, the Lloyds of London building and King Kahalid Military City in Saudi Arabia. Chris spent ten years employed in the field of integrated security systems and the security consultancy industry. This included the management of alarms, CCTV systems, installation, service and central station monitoring operations for Honeywell Security in London.
MIPSA, AMIFMSimon heads our Maritime Team and brings along experience and inherited wisdom to the Team. He is supported by Ex-Royal Naval, Royal Marine and Police personnel as necessary, including ISPS Code Inspectors, PFS0s, and other security experts in the maritime field. Each team is selected in accordance with the needs and priorities of the Clients.
Simon comes from a long line of Master Mariners, his Grandfather having had the distinction of being an Extra Master in Sail and Steam and his Great-Grandfather and Great-Great Grandfather, both Owners/Masters of their own ships, having been lost at sea. Prior to the age of 11 Simon harboured a vague desire to be a River Policeman, but as a result of his birthday reading became transfixed by the world of Docks and Ports. He subsequently worked as a Dock Police Officer, Bye-Law Enforcement Officer, Canal Bye-Law Enforcement Officer and Wharf, Dock and Cargo Security Officer. Simon has been a Security Consultant in the area of Docks and Ports ever since, and, amongst others, has worked for Harbour Authorities and International Organisations. Simon remains a very active supporter of projects designed to enhance the co-operation
between Public Authorities and the Private Security Sector.Simon also continues to be warranted as a Fisheries Officer and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Fisheries Management.
Simon is a Member of the Security Institute and holds both a Certificate and a Diploma in Security Management of that Institute.
Simon holds the City & Guilds/Northumbria Police Crime Prevention Certificate and Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Investigators
Simon coordinates the effort of other Maritime Security Consultants who are brought in on a case by case basis.
Colin has been involved with global security since 1968. A government security background gained internationally as a member of the RAF Provost & Security Branch. Colin is a seasoned information security, data protection, risk management and BCP/DR specialist. He is an experienced programme/project manager and a member of the HMG CESG CLAS security consultant scheme. Since as early as 1973 he was engaged on security surveys of installations, including airports, ports, oil pipelines, hospitals, communications facilities, Government-owned buildings and installations, and the residences of Senior Armed Forces Officers and Government Officials (including the former Prime Minister’s private residence). For over three years he was the Royal Air Force’s Anti-terrorist officer covering the Midlands, East Anglia and the North of England. One of his major duties was to provide protection for Her Majesty The Queen, members of the Royal Family, Foreign Dignitaries and VIPs whilst visiting Royal Air Force Stations. Colin worked in the field of Signals Intelligence from 1977 and from 1985 to 1988 he was appointed the head of security at a RAF Special Signals Establishment (controlled by the Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ)). In addition to being appointed a GCHQ COMINT Security Officer from 1985 to 1991. Colin is also a Home Office trained hostage negotiator. Colin is a member of the Security Institute and the Association of Security Consultants where he is currently a member of the Council.
Phil retired from the Metropolitan Police Force with 20 years service. During the last five years of service he was attached to Special Branch (Close Protection), passing courses in Advanced Driving (Class One Grade), National Bodyguard, Anti-ambush and anti-hijack driving, advanced firearms (Qualified “Outstanding”), Armoured (Smith and Wesson and Glock), and off-road driving (Range Rovers). He now runs his own security consultancy specialising in close escort protection and defensive driving training courses.
Andy Farrall FIIRSM CMIOSH CPMSIA MIIAI MInstLM
Andy is highly qualified in both training and health & safety (a field in which he holds international qualifications) and has a special interest in industrial accident investigations and the management of lone worker safety.
E. Marie Gato-Factor
E. Marie Gato-Factor is the Manager of a team of Research Consultants based in the Philippines. She studied Bachelor of Science major in Business Management and has earned the Certificate of Computer System Office Management. A woman with years of experience in the field of marketing research specifically on identifying targeted potential clients and promoting security services to prospect business partners in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Western Countries.
In 2006, Security Consortium International Ltd. (SCI Ltd.) and the Philippine Research Centre jointly founded and established PRC as a research hub headed by Ms. Gato-Factor in the Philippines. The PRC team was set up to focus on designing and developing a series of research strategies to generate Business Marketing leads initially for SCI, in new infrastructure projects and the security consultancy sector. The core task is identifying and collating relevant marketing and sales leads data required by clients to develop their business in a large variety of new potential client sectors.
The Philippine Research Centre now PRC- Virtual Assistant Services (VAS) is now offering a full range Research Service integrating offline and online research for private companies and non-government organisations that would like to build partnerships with prospective business clients and associates.
PRCVA is now also offering the following added value services at the international level: Administrative Support, Digital Editing and Audio, Photo and Video Editing
Ms. Factor is primarily a Researcher, Educationalist and Virtual Assistant for Clients that require Marketing Leads on a wide range of topics.
She is also a Disability Consultant on urban and rural accessibility area design and adaptions at early project stages where she is an advocate for design principles that society should adopt to develop a range of urban design solutions. Her expertise in this field is based on her actual work experience as an accessibility consultant in National Asia Pacific Disability Projects.
| Euan Grant
Customs, Tax and Business Risk ExpertEuan is a graduate of Liverpool University and served for 24 years in HM Customs & Excise, largely in intelligence. He was involved in financial and operational intelligence in relation to drugs trafficking, commercial smuggling and international tax frauds. His final years in HMC&RE were in the National Intelligence Division, specialising in transnational organised crime, and as liaison officer with the UK Cabinet Office and London Metropolitan Police in cross-agency work. He has since worked in European Commission and World Bank law enforcement and revenue reform projects in the ex-Soviet states, especially Ukraine, Moldova and Central Asia, and in West and East Africa.
Euan’s experiences in Customs & Excise convinced him of the absolute necessity of maximising joint working between law enforcement and regulatory agencies and the private sector, particularly in relation to trade, transportation and taxation issues. In Bosnia, he was the EU’s Tax Assistance project’s liaison officer to the EU’s peacekeeping mission – EUFOR – and has ever since been an advocate of ensuring close cooperation between military services and civilian law enforcement agencies, especially in states suffering from insurgencies and terrorism, and those heavily dependent on revenues from natural resources. He continues to support such best practices by broadcasting on UK TV and radio stations on business and political risks in such states. He is an active member of the UK’s Royal Institute of International Affairs (“Chatham House”).
Euan is therefore particularly involved within the Consortium in maximising the opportunities for synergies between the client’s needs and those of its domestic partners and regional and international counterparts and between the public and private sectors. Everything is connected.
| BG Tippett Computer Consultant
Barry has not been a member of SCI Ltd for long but has a very varied career in IT starting with a stint in the Armed forces were he had dealing with anti terrorism and served many years in Northern Ireland. He was also involved in signals and this led to his interest in computers. On leaving the Army he joined Securicor as a security officer, and dealt with vaults and cash handling.In the last few years he has enjoyed many challenges and problem solving in the field of IT .