CHRIS PHILLIPS, GCGI, FCiiSCM, FSyl
A highly motivated former senior police officer with particular expertise in Counter Terrorism (CT) strategy, protective security, CT training, risk assessment and quality assurance. He has a vast experience of risk and crisis management, with an enviable reputation for delivery at both an operational and strategic level.
Highly skilled in managing change, devising and developing appropriate solutions to organisational problems. Accomplished communicator with extremely strong public speaking skills. A highly effective leader with a proven track record for leading organisational change, managing stakeholders and developing best practice. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to direct policy makers as well as motivational skills to achieve team success.
Widely respected nationally and internationally within law enforcement and Government and business.
He has developed best practice across a range of business sectors. Unparalleled knowledge of the Crowded Places strategy, protection of hazardous sites, Dangerous Substances and the Critical National Infrastructure.
Has well developed contacts within Government, Police and all sections of the Security industry He has built strong reputation overseas and has unique Global contacts
Chris is the founder and Managing Director of the International Protect and Prepare Security Office. He started the company after thirty years as a Police officer. He has provided consulting advice and support to a number of blue chip companies, for example, Aon Crisis Consulting, Marks and Spencer, 3M, Sodexo, Honda UK and Regester Larkin. He has represented the UK government in a number of countries as a Counter Terrorism expert and has developed and trained many Police, Military and Business people in Counter Terrorism. He has developed courses for the private sector related to terrorism issues and frequently travels to South East Asia where he has trained over 250
He has extensive policing experience in both Public order and community based policing. This included event commander for major sporting events and concerts at Twickenham Stadium. During his service he has experience of commanding events such as Wimbledon tennis. As a public order commander he led teams at many hundreds of public order and security events across London.
A very experienced Police Security Co-ordinator (SECCO). He co-ordinated the Counter Terrorist security for visits to the UK from foreign governments and dignitaries. His specialism however is in the field of strategic Counter terrorism advice and best practice. As Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office he had three major responsibilities within the United Kingdom.
The protection of Crowded Places within the UK and to reduce the vulnerability of British nationals overseas from the terrorist threat to crowded places and soft targets. The role involved providing Counter Terrorist advice to all business involved in crowded places including Hotels, Stadiums, Shopping centres, Visitor attractions and licensed premises.
Protecting hazardous sites and dangerous substances. His team worked with the business community to make the terrorist acquisition of weapons more difficult, there-by reducing the likelihood of a successful attack on the UK.
Supporting the CPNI to Protect the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure.
He was responsible for training, accrediting, tasking and co-ordinating over 250 Counter Terrorism Security Advisers across the UK.
Within this role he developed National Strategies for these work streams and especially for the protection of Crowded Places where NaCTSO are acknowledged as world leaders. Some of the training and awareness programmes he has instigated are known worldwide. For example
Know Your Customer
Secure in the Knowledge
The WRAP programme
Counting the Cost and the
Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSAT)
He is one of the few people who can say they are a consultant, speaker and recognised Industry expert and mean it. His speaking typically includes 10 plus keynote speeches a year at major conferences in the UK and abroad. He has written many articles for magazines and is a commentator on Policing, Security and Counter Terrorism matters on all the main media outlets in the UK and has also appeared in South East Asia and Canada. His is widely acknowledged as an expert in Counter Terrorism on National and World media.
Chris is a Graduate of the City and Guilds, a fellow of the Security Institute and the Chartered International Institute of Security and Crisis Management.