Mitie Security are delighted to announce that Barrie Millett recently joined as Director of Assurance in the Business Services Division and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Barrie’s role has been introduced to head up the newly created Global Security Operations, combining expertise from within the Security business including the Merlin24/7 team, global intelligence experts previously known as the Mitie Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC), and risk and resilience specialists from the Source8 team.

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. In addition to his corporate roles has also operated as a Security and Crisis Management consultant in a variety of countries around the world.

Having designed and implemented integrated security solutions for a range sectors including, finance, telecommunications, hotels and critical national infrastructure, Barrie brings a wealth of multi-sector experience to the role. He was also an early adopter of the convergence of security services having successfully developed an integrated approach to both cyber and physical security programs.

As a proven Crisis Manager, Barrie has successfully led corporate response to; terrorist attacks in multiple countries, repatriated personnel from conflict zones, state sponsored and ransomware cyber-attacks, fatalities and violent protestor attacks.

Prior to gaining extensive experience and skills in the corporate arena, Barrie started his career as a Royal Marine serving with 40 Commando RM and HQ Commando Forces. He is also West Midlands Chairman for The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications – CSSC, and a true advocate of public – private partnership working, as well as being Honorary Life Vice President of ASIS Int UK Chapter.

Jason Towse, Managing Director Mitie Business Services, said, “We’re absolutely delighted that Barrie agreed to join us to take forward our Global Security Operations proposition, He has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of the security and risk industry, which made him the perfect candidate for the role. I’m confident he will bring success to our Global Security Operations and reinforce our position as the largest security company in the UK.”

Barrie commented, “I am truly excited to take on the challenge for Mitie. It was an easy decision to accept the role, and I can’t wait to elevate the Global Security Operations proposition to the next level and keep raising the bar that Mitie have set themselves. It’s a great team, filled with some exceptional people. It’s fantastic to be leading the new initiative and it promises to be an exciting new development for Mitie.”