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MBE, MA Defence Studies, RCDS Graduate
Simon leads our specialist Risk & Security Consultancy helping clients manage political, economic and security risks in complex and often hostile environments. He has a strong track record of strategic risk and security management, with 35 years’ experience working for government departments, corporations, NGOs and the military, is adept at analysing strategic security challenges, winning stakeholder cooperation and implementing effective and innovative solutions.
Prior to joining WYG, Simon was the BBC's Director of Safety, Security & Resilience, working across the corporation to provide safety and security advice to employees working in challenging and dangerous environments. He was also responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of high risk security/safety policies and procedures to protect staff and assets and to ensure business continuity.
Simon served as a British Army infantry officer for 28 years including operational commands in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He has also worked in the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Cabinet Office and has extensive knowledge of UK government security and stabilisation policy, particularly with regard to cross-departmental integration, human resources and programme & project management.