Our team come from a variety of public and private sector backgrounds, across the security, intelligence and risk sectors. Such a depth of knowledge, skills and experience enables our team to provide expert service to our customers, helping them to make more informed security decisions, and create more robust and resilient strategies to better protect their people, assets and environments.
Business Crime & Security
Director of Assurance
Barrie has extensive experience of developing, implementing and operating security and broader resilience strategies across the globe for International organisations such as GE and E.ON.
Barrie started his career as a Royal Marine serving with 40 Commando RM and HQ Commando Forces. In addition to his corporate roles, he has also operated as a Security and Crisis Management consultant across the globe. He has designed and implemented integrated security solutions for a range sectors including, finance, telecommunications, hotels and the critical national infrastructure. An early adopter of convergence having successfully developed an integrated approach to both cyber and physical security programs.
A proven Crisis Manager, having successfully lead corporate response to; terrorist attacks in multiple countries, repatriated personnel from conflict zones, state sponsored and ransomware cyber-attacks, fatalities and violent protestor attacks.
He is also West Midlands Chairman for The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications – CSSC, and a true advocate of public – private partnership working.
Honorary Life Vice President of ASIS Int UK Chapter.
Head of Retail Intelligence
Award winning Security Operations Manager with a passion for intelligence and Crime Analysis. Currently running an industry leading Intelligence-led security operations centre for a major high street retailer. Also leading and developing crime & intelligence teams for several other retail clients, acting as a consult and subject matter expert to clients wanting to expand into this field. 10 years’ experience as a Senior Crime and Intelligence Analyst within Policing/Law Enforcement environment. Member of first Thames Valley Police Talent Management Cohort (by recommendation), due to ‘strategic vision’ and ability to influence, implement and manage key projects.
Key areas of expertise: Intelligence-led deployment of security resources, Critical Incident Response, Project managing implementation of specialist software, developing training and induction programmes for analysts, Strategic and Tactical Analysis, Performance Analysis, and supporting Major Crime and Serious Incident investigations. Leading data-sharing projects between private and public sector organisations.
Specialist skills: Organised Crime Group Mapping, Complex Network Analysis, Serious and Acquisitive Crime Analysis, Interpretation of Telecoms data, Open-source Intelligence and internet investigation techniques, (with a focus on Activism and Domestic Extremism), GIS mapping, Crime Pattern Analysis, Comparative Case Analysis and Geographic Offender Profiling.
Head of Operations
Terry Darnell began his security career as an officer in both corporate and retail sectors in 2001, soon moving into loss prevention roles within retail. Terry remained working in the retail and logistics sector for a number of years. Aside from his security experience, his education and outside work interests are focussed in IT, as such Terry brings with him a unique ability to understand security and risk requirements, whilst also being able to translate this into a technical requirement allowing this to be translated into Global Aware’s development team.
After being a customer of Global Aware for a number of years, he joined Global Aware in 2019 as Head of Operations following the acquisition of Global Aware by Mitie Plc, his focus is on supporting our existing clients to ensure they get the most benefit from Merlin, as well as engaging Mitie’s new and existing clients to understand how software and AI can support clients to reduce spend and enhance protective measures.
Group Head of Risk
Ian is a former Chief Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police with over 30 years’ service in both detective and operations departments. For the last five years of his service his roles focused on Operational Policing and Counter Terrorism and was the Director of Protective Security and Aviation Security. He is a highly experienced Gold Commander.
He had several strategic national security responsibilities including NaCTSO, the Police International Counter Terrorism Unit, the Metropolitan Police Security Co-ordinators and was the Counter Terrorism lead for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games until leaving the police in 2008. He also had the responsibility for the police officers seconded to JTAC, represented policing on the JTAC Oversight Group, as well as being a member of the CPNI Steering Team through its creation and then Strategy Group when operating. He also sat on the National CT PROTECT Board.
Since leaving the police he has had a consulting, advisory and professional services career working for PA Consulting, McKinsey & Co. and Deloitte. He joined Mitie in 2017 and is the Managing Director of Risk, Corporate Security and Assurance Services under the title Group Head of Risk.
David’s experience and background is drawn from 30 years of Counter Terrorist Policing with the Metropolitan Police, concentrated in the areas of Aviation, Maritime, Special Events, Royalty and Diplomatic Protection, Territorial / Public Order and Tactical Firearms Operations, Explosive Search, Risk Assessment and Training at ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) level. David is the founder and International Chairman of TINYg (Global Terrorism Network Group), which is an intelligence-led organisation that services 150 countries, and meets regularly in locations such as New York, Washington DC, Chicago and London.
An active committee member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and a Freeman of The City of London. David is an International speaker on Terrorist and Security related subjects. David is the innovator of the unique and customised software systems which lie at the heart of the Global Aware Group business. David is passionate about innovation, client care and value across the companies multiple sector based business across 77 countries.
Ian Mansfield M.B.E
Business Security Advisor
Ian spent the last 17 years of a 32-year police career working in protective security, advising business partners on how to protect their staff and property from terrorist attack and protestor activity. This helped Ian to build an extensive network of trusted partner contacts, which to this day has helped him to continue to work in this specialist area on retirement from the police. Ian provides specialist strategic and tactical advice to businesses teams and supports them in dealing with any reactive or proactive issues.
Director of Intelligence
Daniel’s experience and knowledge is taken from a career in security and intelligence. As a member of the Intelligence Corps, British Army, he specialised across the spectrum of counter-terrorism and counter espionage. After leaving the military he became a security consultant, working alongside national law and government departments to deliver specialised security advice and guidance as well as managing security transformation projects. He has been part of Mitie’s Group Risk team for the last two years and he has been a key part of developing the COVID-19 response and recovery strategy.
Rachel’s experience and knowledge comes from a career in security and intelligence. As a member of the Intelligence Corps, British Army, she served 12 years specialising in counter-terrorism and counter-espionage which culminated as a specialist instructor in operational risk response.
The solid military foundation was built upon when Rachel became a security consultant, working alongside national law and government organisations. Following that, she held the position of Security Intelligence Manager for both Credit Suisse and Citibank, adding the private sector to her industry knowledge. Her Master’s degree is in Security and Intelligence Studies.
Rachel has a proven capacity to take ownership of strategic risk and intelligence projects, delivering projects to specialists and senior management. She has a Chartered Management Institute award (level 5) in Management and Leadership and has mentored, led and directed a number of intelligence and security teams throughout her career. She is focused on managing and developing the key areas of security assurance and protection services.
Senior Security Consultant
Andy brings comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to achieve robust physical and technical security measures from both a strategic and practical perspective. He regularly manages security assessments and deployment programmes across the globe, often in complex environments.
Using his experience of best-practice frameworks and understanding of security technologies he is able to support organisations in reducing organisational vulnerabilities whilst ensuring efficient use of security resources