Gerry Northwood OBE

Chairman

Since leaving the Royal Navy I have enjoyed applying my operations experience to the commercial sector, where I have been able to play a successful part in improving company performance and developing operational teams. During my naval career I reached the rank of Captain and commanded operations against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and narcotics smugglers in the Caribbean. I was involved in the creation of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) and Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and for this I was awarded an OBE.

My commercial and military experience has placed me in a good position to advise on a broad range of security matters and crisis management. I hugely enjoy assisting clients with finding practical and cost-effective solutions to their security and risk management needs. In addition, I have been an expert witness to a shipping dispute which is currently in the High Court.

I am the Chair of the SCEG (Security in Complex Environments Group) Maritime Working Group and I have written opinion forming articles for the Times, Lloyds List and other maritime journals, including a film review of “Captain Phillips” depicting the Somali piracy attack on the MV Maersk Alabama, in the Guardian.

My interests include International Relations, History, and Economics. I am a keen cricketer and I am Fixtures Secretary to my club, Broadhalfpenny Brigands CC. Windsurfing is another passion I have pursued for many years and I am a member of the UKWA and was the Formula 11.0m class National Champion in 2010. I am a past Rear Commodore (Windsurfing) of the Royal Naval Sailing Association. I am lucky enough to live in the Meon Valley in the South Downs National Park with many opportunities to Mountain Bike on the many unspoilt trails in the Park.

Education

MA in Defence Studies – Kings College London.

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Senior Advisor

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Philip Cable LLM

Chief Executive Officer

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Gerry Northwood OBE

Chairman

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Zoe Pyle

Finance Director

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Chief Technical Officer

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Director, Physical & Asset Protection

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Director Maritime

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PA to the CEO

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Sales Executive (China)

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Corporate, Legal and Compliance Manager

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Maritime Operations Manager

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National Account Manager, Physical & Asset Protection

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