Industry Experts

Industry Experts

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Mr Chris Phillips GCGI, Fellow of the Security Institute and Fellow of the Chartered International Institute of Security and Crisis Management – Counter Terrorism and Security Specialist

Senior Police Commander at Sports Stadia and former Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office responsible for the UK Crowded Places Strategy based within the Centre for the Protection of the Critical National Infrastructure.

He has a vast experience of security, 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.

He has developed best practice across a range of business sectors. Unparalleled knowledge of the Crowded Places Strategy, the Insider Threat and Protection of Hazardous Sites, Dangerous Substances and the Critical National Infrastructure.

He 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. Widely respected nationally and internationally within law enforcement and Government and business. He frequently appears on National and International media commentating on Terrorism and Serious Crime issues.

Chris Phillips GCGI, FSyI, FCIISCM Managing Director
International Protect and Prepare Security Office @cphillips_ippso

Philip Ingram MBE BSc MA is a journalist specialising in the security, counter terror, defence and intelligence arenas. His knowledge is built from a long and senior military career as an intelligence and security officer and strategic planner; he maintains a close interest in global events. Philip runs his own media company, Grey Hare Media, and specialises in delivering informed content.

Philip is frequently asked to comment for BBC TV News and Radio, ITV news, Turkish TRT World TV, Russian RT.com and RTE radio and has given content in the past to BBC Mundo and Japanese NTV. He has presented INTERPOL World TV in Singapore in 2015 and again in 2017.

Philip writes for a lot of trade press and has been published in Security News Desk, City Security Magazine, Counter Terror Business, Security Middle East Magazine and the IoD West Midlands Magazine amongst others.

He writes a lot for the UK Security Expo’s online magazine, HQ: The home of global security, and chairs high level conferences for them. In addition he has chaired Chief Security Officer conferences for the international ASIS organisation and been keynote speaker at several other events.

If that were not enough he retains other business interests in the armoured vehicle arena, specialist molecular detection and he is the Chairman of a specialist Cyber Intelligence company that tracks terrorist activity online.

Philip gives a little back as a mentor with an Institute of Directors (IoD) organised scheme helping business students at a local university in their 3rd year and as a media advisor on the not-for-profit Terrorist Information New York Group (TINYg) board. He is a member of the said IoD and the National Union of Journalists.