Intrepid Security has announced the appointment of Chris Gillam as Operations Manager, bringing a wealth of experience to his new role. Chris has had a successful career within the Royal Navy, having joined at the age of sixteen as an aircraft weapons and electrical engineer, maintaining Sea Harrier aircraft. In 2001, Chris transferred to the Royal Navy Police (RNP) where he finished his career. During his employment within the RNP he conducted several tours during the Gulf conflict, during which he was responsible for the management and protection of a team of 20+ engineers moving throughout the country establishing a communications network for the UK military. In 2007 he took a foreign post and moved to Bahrain for 18 months, in the role of Operations Manager for the United Kingdom Component Commander (UKMCC), which primarily involved the management and safe transit of UK personnel passing through the area on counter piracy operations, alongside providing force protection for UK personnel and assets stationed within the region. During the final years of his military career, Chris was stationed at the Royal Navy Police Headquarters in Portsmouth in the role of Headquarters Operations Manager, responsible for the management of all military policing issues and personnel for the Eastern region. Chris says:” I am enjoying the transition from military life into the challenges of the corporate security industry, operating in a customer focused environment. I feel that I can re-emphasise our service and maintenance efforts and draw from my previous experience to streamline our operations as we move forward, enabling us to maintain a seamless support structure as the company continues to grow and evolve into the future.”
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.