David McCann appointed to risk and resilience director’s role at Cordant Security

David McCann

David McCann

Cordant Security, part of the Cordant Group, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of David McCann to the role of risk and resilience director. McCann will now oversee the risk mitigation and resilience requirements for the company and its clients.

McCann is a specialist in crisis management, counter-terrorism, risk assessment, close protection, operations management and physical security. He joins Cordant from First Security, where he was head of risk working on the company’s contract with the BBC. Responsibilities for that role included directing all security and risk management processes, including legal governance of risk documents and protocols.

McCann has also served as a counter-terrorism advisor for corporate contingency planning and was the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’s lead for company risk.

From 2004 until 2012, McCann served as national training manager at The Senate Group, where he was responsible for providing security solutions for public and private sector organisations alike. He also served as the lead security/training consultant for Government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, the Home Office and the Cabinet Office.

McCann began his career in the British Army, serving for a total of 16 years in The Royal Artillery and leaving as a senior non-commissioned officer.

Brendan Musgrove, managing director of Cordant Security, said: “We’re very pleased to add someone of David’s calibre to our senior management team. This role will play an integral part in the ongoing success and development of our fast-growing organisation. David was the stand-out candidate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across all elements of the industry.”

McCann himself stated: “I’m excited to join the excellent team already in place at Cordant Security. My duties will include supporting clients by carrying out full bespoke security risk assessments of their buildings, chairing the Security Risk Assessment Group meetings and monitoring security horizon issues.”

About the Author
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.

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