Leadership

Allan Jones QPM

Role and specialisms
Development and operational roll-out of policing strategies relating to counter terrorism, public order, protest management, crowd control and protection of human rights.

Experience
30 years in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland; specialist in counter terrorism; policing civil unrest and violent protest and a complex post-conflict society; specialist in policing and the protection of human rights; international policing advisor Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the US developing and delivering bespoke strategic policing policies and training; advisor and trainer on FIFA World Cup crowd security; awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2007. Allan also has an MSc in Community Safety University of Leicester.

Ken Pennington

Role and specialisms
Counter terrorism operations, strategic and tactical armed response, close protection, policing and human rights.

Experience
30 years with the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland; specialist in counter terrorism, firearms, close protection, psychology of high stress decision-taking; policing and human rights; international lecturer and advisor on terrorism to governments and police forces in Europe, Africa, US; Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) trainer on counter terrorism and radicalisation policies; advisor to UN Rapporteurs on preventing torture and on-line state intrusion; Fellow in modern day slavery and terrorism at the University of Hull; Masters in Terrorism Studies St Andrews University.

Michael Schindler

Role and specialisms
Development and application of customised security solutions and specialist training for clients across industry, finance and government utilising the latest innovations in digital technologies..

Experience
Across aerospace, defence, security organisations, banking and finance, central government; security, fraud, criminal justice and intelligence specialist working at board level and to ministers; UK Serious Fraud Office programme director for transformational change in technology, operations and culture; UK head of security and intelligence SAIC; chief operating officer and deputy chief executive UK National Fraud Authority; advisor to Prime Ministers’ strategy unit on organised crime; consultant to UK Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Alan Spence

Role and specialisms
Client director; business development and project management; political, financial and reputational risk management; media training and engagement.

Experience
Includes journalist with Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times; City of London market analyst; media owner focusing on international security, defence and risk; director Atlantic Council, Washington DC; chief executive Wilberforce World Freedom Summit 2017: Eradicating Contemporary Slavery; university strategic venture spin-out specialist; trustee Royal Air Force Museum; director emeritus Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation. BA Hons. Politics, Philosophy and Economics University of Nottingham.