Our People

Charlie Burbridge

Charles burbridge, Managing director

Charles Burbridge is the Managing Director of Risk Management and International Accounts.  His current role followed a successful period as the International Accounts Director for EMEA where he was responsible for the development of large scale international security accounts in G4S. Previously he had managed large scale US Government contracts in post conflict Iraq.  

Prior to joining G4S, Charles was a Head of Strategy and Credit Review, specialising in distressed debt restructuring in the Global Restructuring Group of Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Murray Lauder

Murray Lauder, Director Secure Solutions

Murray joined G4S SS(I) in March 2016 and was appointed as Director of Operations.

Murray retired from the New Zealand Army in August 2007, as a Major with the Royal NZ Artillery after 24 years of service. This service saw him deployed on Operations in Bosnia, East Timor, The Middle East and Afghanistan. He also represented NZ in many exercises and activities throughout the Asia Pacific region. In addition to his operational, training and strategic representational experience, Murray also held a number of Command and Staff appointments, culminating in his final posting as Senior Land Operations Planner at the NZ Joint Force Headquarters.

Upon his retirement from the services, Murray embarked on what has been a highly successful career in the Private Security sector where he has worked as a Project Manager, Training and Development Manager, Business Development Manager and Director of Operations for various organisations. These roles at various times have seen Murray employed at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of the Private Security world and he has gained considerable experience in a full range of security service provision  including: Static, PSD, Aviation, Air Mobile, Convoy and Maritime Security operations. In addition, his employment as a Senior Manager has seen Murray intimately involved in all aspects of Command, Leadership, Management, Client Relations, Business Development, Training, Administration and Logistics.

 

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Simon Carnegie

simon carnegie, corporate development director

Simon is a Security Risk Professional with industry experience of over 30 years in managing projects across a range of complex and challenging environments. He has extensive experience in the UK & Ireland, Middle East, Africa, Central America and Central Asia. Simon has a passion for building relationships and developing partnerships across diverse and culturally sensitive geographical boundaries.

 

Simon has been employed by G4S since 2009 where he has held several managerial and director level posts. He has experience working in many sectors including ports, aviation, oil & gas, nuclear, transport, sporting events, retail, hotel and critical national infrastructure.

 

Simon holds a graduatship in intelligence management having gained his level 6 diploma from the City and Guilds Institute. He also holds IMO qualifications as a Company/Ships and Port Facilities security officer. He holds behavioural detection officer qualifications from the UK CPNI and a BTEC in humanitarian relief operations.

Prior to working in the private sector Simon served a full and exemplary career in the Royal Marines operating globally in permissive as well as hostile and austere environments. Excelling in the security management of some of the UK’s most secure locations including the Northwood Command Centre and Britain’s Nuclear deterrent.  In 2005 qualifying and operating as an Advanced Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Operator and Instructor in the British Armies Special Intelligence Unit in support of Special Forces counter terrorist operations.

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Chris Pook

chris pook, Country director, iraq

Chris served in 2nd Royal Anglian in Celle and West Belfast in the 1980s before commissioning into 1st Royal Anglian and enjoying further tours of Northern Ireland.  After the army Chris gained experience in commercial property development, corporate and investment banking operations and agency broking and dealing, a field in which he ran his own business.
 
Chris volunteered for service in Afghanistan on Op HERRICK 10, serving in Task Force Helmand Headquarters in Lashkar Gah and with the Battle Group in Musa Qala.  He joined G4S Secure Solutions (Afghanistan) in August 2010, becoming the Managing Director of that business in 2011.
 
In the last two years Chris has worked in Kurdistan and in Libya and has spent time travelling in Lebanon and Oman.  Last year he undertook a 407 mile solo walk from Muscat to Dubai, over the Jebel, and through the desert, raising funds for an injured comrade.
 
Chris has a unique combination of skills gained in finance, the military and in the private security industry.
 
He is enjoying the challenge of working in a complex but rewarding environment, ensuring that G4S deliver the best possible service to clients through an extremely able workforce.

 

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Guy Bransby

Guy Bransby, HEAD of SALES

Guy was born in Papakura; New Zealand but completed his education in the UK where he attended the Duke of York's RoyalMilitary School, Dover and the Queen's University of Belfast, graduating with a BA in politics. After University he was an intern with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and based in Croatia for one year before returning to New Zealand and joining the Army. 
In the Army he completed the commissioning course and was posted to the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment and held several command and staff appointments that included operational deployments to East Timor and the Middle East. After seven years of service he left the Army and joined Control Risks.

In Control Risks Guy started as an armed team member on the FCO Baghdad contract before moving into a Security consultant position within Oil & Gas; Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He then became the Operations Manager for Nigeria based in Lagos, before being posted to London as an Operations Manager for Africa. Guy spent almost eight years with Control Risks and specialised in the embedded consultant part of the business where he was responsible for proposal writing, recruitment, financials and daily Operations. He worked closely with all service lines, including analysts, consulting and the training school on numerous diverse projects covering Africa and Europe. During this time Guy gained a foundation degree in Security consultancy and management from Control Risks and Leeds University. Guy finished with Control Risks as the Senior Operations Manager for Africa and Europe.

Most recently Guy finished two years with professional services firm PwC based in Dubai where he was the Regional Security Manager covering MENA. He also supported the Management consulting part of the business in security and military work. During this time he completed an MBA through Imperial College London.
 
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Don Macdonald

don macdonald, ordnance management Director

Don Macdonald spent the latter 13 years of his military service as a Bomb Disposal Operator and licensed on the UK mainland to deal with Improvised Explosive Devices. He has since then implemented and managed Mine Action and Explosive Remnant of War clearance projects in Asia, Middle East, Europe and in Africa.

He has worked for Non – Government Organisations, Commercial companies and the United Nations.

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David Drummond

David Drummond, IT and Electronic security business specialist

David Drummond has 25 years of experience in Middle East and Africa in Information Technology and Electronic Security Business.

Recent projects he has managed include:

• Oilfield perimeter security systems in Iraq
• Oil & Gas storage facilities in Angola; design of Electronic Access Control, IP Surveillance, and Fire Detection systems
• Vulnerability assessment and Electronic Security Design for training facility in South Africa
• Design of Surveillance and Access Control system for Kenyan Health Centre
• Risk Assessment and Perimeter Security Design for Kenyan Beverages Company
• Design of Access Control systems for Angolan manufacturing sites
• Design of Electronic Security Systems for residential estate in Nigeria
• Design of Addressable Fire Detection System to EN 54 standard in Nigeria
• Design of Non-Addressable Fire Detection System to EN 54 standard in Ethiopia
• Electronic security designs for Office facilities in Cameroon
• Perimeter security designs for strategic infrastructure in East Africa

David is a Lenel Certified Professional and holds a Master’s Degree (cum laude) from a leading European Business School.

 
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