He is an ex-Royal Marines Commando Officer and has operational experience in operations and intelligence with wide-ranging expertise in land, maritime and aviation security projects at both strategic and tactical levels.
He has a depth of experience in maritime security, especially anti-piracy. This has included ship security surveys, maritime intelligence, and route planning advice, vessel preparation and crew training; bridge advising. He has operated as a team leader for on-board unarmed / armed security teams for vessel protection in the Indian Ocean and Somali. He also operated as part of a hijacked vessel response and hostage release team.
He has also worked as part of an aviation security team providing operational support to humanitarian aviation operations in South Sudan.