Former head of security at 30 St Mary Axe launches new security business

Danny Moody

Danny Moody

A new business that promises a fresh approach towards security consultancy and contract management has been launched by Danny Moody, a senior security management professional with almost 20 years’ experience of protecting high-profile assets.

Tobruk Security Management Services aims to deliver a range of services from project-based consultancy and contract management through to fully-retained and outsourced services for those whose budgets or requirements may not justify employing a full-time head of security.

The company will provide support with managing and running security guarding or electronic security tenders, as well as audits of existing security and processes and penetration tests to determine the effectiveness of existing procedures. It will also conduct detailed desktop exercises for staff and management teams to test their security, incident management, crisis management and business continuity plans.

Former head of security and risk management at 30 St Mary Axe in London, Moody named the business after the fortress city in Libya, made famous during the Second World War. He stated: “I wanted a name that would stand out, become a talking point and that reflected the concept of robust security and dogged determination. It also has personal resonance because my Grandfather was stationed at Tobruk during the Second World War.”

Prior to starting Tobruk Security Management Services, Moody enjoyed a varied career protecting iconic buildings for blue chip companies including roles as security contracts manager at The London Eye, security manager for the London Stock Exchange and head of corporate security at Aviva.

“Having gained experience of working in both senior corporate security roles and directly for security providers, this has given me a valuable and unique perspective,” concluded Moody in conversation with Risk Xtra.

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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