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Pilgrims appoints former UN security leader

by Brian Sims

Sir David Veness CBE, QPM, a counter-terrorism expert, has joined Pilgrims Group as a Senior Advisor. Sir David, formerly Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), the body responsible for the global security of UN staff and operations, will enhance the group’s overseas security operations in both public and private sectors. Sir David, whose experience includes the role of Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Operations) at New Scotland Yard from 1994 to 2005, dealing with counter-terrorism and security, comments:” I’m looking forward to contributing as a Senior Adviser to the development of the group at home and abroad and, in particular, I’m keen to support the exemplary security role Pilgrims plays in this industry, which has already been recognised by a series of awards.” Pilgrims Managing Director, Bill Freear, concludes:” Sir David’s knowledge of how markets are affected by global terrorism and his experience of policing and international staff safety and security at the highest level will be invaluable to our strategic planning and is set to further benefit our clients across all sectors.”

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