Chris is the founder and Managing Director of the International Protect and Prepare Security Office (IPPSO). He started the company after thirty years as a Police officer.
IPPSO has provided consulting service to blue chip companies such as Marks and Spencers, BNP Pariba, Sodexo and Aon.
Chris has extensive policing experience. This includes nine years as event commander for major sporting events and concerts at Twickenham Stadium and Wimbledon tennis. As a public order commander he led teams at many hundreds of public order and security events across London.
A very experienced Police Security Co-ordinator (SECCO). In this role he co-ordinated the Counter Terrorist security for visits to the UK from foreign governments and dignitaries. His specialism however is in the field of strategic Counter terrorism advice and best practice.
In six years at the helm of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office He was responsible for training, accrediting, tasking and co-ordinating over 250 Counter Terrorism Security Advisers across the UK.
Within this role he developed National Strategies for a number of significant work streams and especially for the protection of Crowded Places where NaCTSO are acknowledged as world leaders. Some of the training and awareness programmes he has instigated are known worldwide. For example;
•Know Your Customer
•Secure in the Knowledge
•The WRAP programme
•Counting the Cost and the
•Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSAT)
He is one of the few people who can say they are a consultant, speaker and recognised Industry expert and mean it. His speaking typically includes keynote speeches a year at major conferences in the UK and abroad. He has written many articles for magazines and frequently appears as a security expert on all the UK mainstream Television and Radio channels.
Chris is a fellow of the Security Institute.