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NICK ALCOCK

G3

Alcock’s CV certainly lends itself to a career working for a company that prides itself on its ‘synthesis of business intelligence, investigations and advisory’. After working as an investment banker with Barings, where he advised on mergers, acquisitions and capital… Read More

IAN BREMMER

EURASIA GROUP

An influential thinker fluent in global currents, Eurasia’s founder is used to politicos and CEOs beating a path to his door. 2016 was hardly an exception: ‘Every week is packed,’ he says. ‘Settle in for a quiet evening at home… Read More

ROBIN CLIFFORD

CLA CONSULTING

Head of crisis response and information security at CLA Consulting, Clifford says one of the rapidly increasing threats to the safety and privacy of HNW and UNHW and their families comes through the vulnerabilities of their superyachts to cyber attack…. Read More

NICK DOYLE

KROLL

If you look at Nick Doyle’s CV it is jaw-dropping — he’s worked in 50 countries managing over 350 assignments for Kroll, as well as a career before that in the Grenadier Guards in the UK, Germany and Northern Ireland… Read More

OISIN FOUERE

K2 INTELLIGENCE

Even the biggest players in the security and intelligence business have had to expand as the threat from organised crime has grown. Cyber defence, private client services and strategic risk and security are the areas of expansion, Oisin Fouere, managing… Read More

SIMON GIDDINS

BLACKSTONE CONSULTANCY LIMITED

Cyber security is at the forefront of security worries for HNWs and business, says Simon Giddens, the managing director of security company Blackstone Consultancy. ‘The threat is becoming more intelligent, more aggressive, privacy can no longer be taken for granted;… Read More

OLIVER GORTON

ALACO

When you’re dealing in investigations rather than security as Alaco does, the company’s director Oliver Gorton tells Spear’s, it can lead to a pretty interesting client base. ‘Our client base is pretty broad,’ he says, noting that those paying Alaco’s… Read More

ANTHONY J. TESAR

LE BECK INTERNATIONAL

The former bomb disposal officer and UN weapons inspector in Iraq, now CEO and founder of Le Beck, believes the key to security is an education on the realities of threats and risks, and the illusion of control: ‘[Clients’] vulnerability… Read More

DAVID JONES

G3

‘I had to make a few politically sensitive enquiries in my last job,’ says G3’s head of investigation. He joined G3 after spending decades working as a Scotland Yard detective, including a secondment with the National Crime Squad. However, the… Read More

PHILIP KAYE

S-RM

Managing Salamanca’s private client department may not come with the risks the former army officer withstood during tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, but when clients range from entrepreneurs to CEOs, celebrities to sports professionals, there are still enough challenges. ‘London… Read More

NEIL KIRTON

KROLL

First Neil Kirton was an investment banker, and now he’s a managing director of Kroll’s investigations and disputes department. It’s not quite ‘hunter’ to ‘hunted’, but it’s close. Kirton admits that now he can see both sides of the fence… Read More

DARREN MATTHEWS

K2 INTELLIGENCE

The current K2 Intelligence CEO Jeremy Kroll, who founded security and investigations giant Kroll nearly 50 years ago before they decided to found their own intelligence venture K2 Intelligence, proved to be ‘too good an opportunity’ for Darren Matthews —… Read More

MIKE O’NEILL

OPTIMAL RISK

Mike O’Neill doesn’t like to refer to Reading-based Optimal Risk as a security firm, but a ‘risk management’ company, that helps clients looking for ‘discreet advice’ and support mitigating the risks of their lifestyle. Within the usual security offering there… Read More

MICHAEL REGAN

G3

Regan joined G3 in 2010 after a career in the Foreign Office, which took him to a wide variety of posts across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. He tells Spear’s: ‘It seemed a natural fit when… Read More

ARNO ROBBERTSE

G3

Robbertse was just ten when he built his own website. Perhaps uncommon now it was practically unheard of in 1995. Being in on the ground floor of the technology revolution also lead to his first encounter with malignant cyber forces:… Read More