At Global Risk International, we take immense pride in our workforce, a vibrant mosaic of individuals representing a rich tapestry of backgrounds and experiences. Our Senior Leadership Team plays a pivotal role in the meticulous selection of operational and tactical commanders, as well as operators, who are drawn from the absolute pinnacle of operational expertise. This deliberate and thorough process ensures that we possess the precise skillset and expertise required to meet the diverse and rigorous demands of our various task lines.
Each member of our team boasts an exceptional pedigree, with a specific focus on High-Value Asset Protection, Procurement Optimization, Security, Training, Strategic and Operational Planning. These qualifications serve as the cornerstone of our personnel's competence, empowering us to consistently deliver excellence in all that we do.
We specialize in providing security solutions for National Security Assets, including LNG Pipelines both onshore and offshore, as well as offering protection for VVIP chairpersons and CEOs. Our expertise extends to specialists in hostage negotiations and ensures comprehensive Airline Security, both on the ground and in the sky.
Our commitment to excellence and the caliber of our team set us apart, making Global Risk International your trusted partner in navigating the complex landscape of risk management and security solutions. Explore our services to discover how we can meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations.
Message from the Chairman
Dear Associates and Partners,
I am deeply honored to address you as the Founder and Managing Director of Global Risk International, Reverend Ian Gaylard, CMAS. My journey in the fields of Law Enforcement, Security, and Defense has been a profound and rewarding one, spanning over five decades. It began in 1972 and has taken me through a diverse array of public and private assignments. Along this path, I have had the privilege of serving various governments in the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union, and India.
My educational background is grounded in Business Management from McMaster University, with a specialized focus on Terrorism, Criminalistics, and Criminal Science from the University of Penal. I've also been recognized by UNACOC with an award in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Currently, I hold the position of Managing Director at Global Risk International and serve as the Executive Director of Global Security for Projects at Fox Petroleum Group. In addition to these roles, I am a certified Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency analyst and advisor. I am also deeply honored to serve as an Ambassador to Africa for both the International Organization for Educational Development (IOED) and the International Police Commission (IPC). My commitment to global security and intelligence extends further as an Analyst at the OSI Intelligence Foundation.
I am proud to be listed in the U.K. Register of Training Providers, a testament to the credibility and expertise that I bring to the table. Additionally, my certification as an Analyst from INISEG (Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global) underscores my commitment to staying at the forefront of global security developments.
It is with great enthusiasm that I continue to lead and contribute to the critical work of safeguarding nations, organizations, and individuals. At Global Risk International, we are dedicated to providing top-tier security solutions, and I remain committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed your expectations.
Thank you for your trust and partnership.
Rev. Ian Gaylard, CMAS
Global Risk International
Rebecca Gaylard Banus
Executive HR/ Chief Administrative Officer
Rebecca Gaylard Banus, resides in Richmond, Virginia, USA, is a highly accomplished professional with an illustrious career spanning nearly three decades. As the Executive HR and Chief Administrative Officer at Global Risk International, she brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our team.
Educational Background : Rebecca's educational foundation includes studies at Bath Spa University College, where she honed her administrative and management skills. She also holds a prestigious NVQ level 5 in customer service, reflecting her commitment to excellence in serving clients and partners.
Professional Journey: Rebecca's professional journey is marked by her unwavering commitment to office management and administration. Her track record exemplifies her exceptional ability to cultivate and maintain strong business relationships while driving operational efficiency.
Before becoming an integral part of Global Risk International, Rebecca served as an office manager at a renowned Fortune 500 corporation. Throughout her tenure, she consistently demonstrated her exceptional leadership qualities, often being entrusted with spearheading new and innovative initiatives. Her contributions were a testament to her ability to adapt to evolving challenges and her dedication to achieving operational excellence.
Rebecca is known for her proficiency in optimizing business processes and effectively managing extensive customer portfolios. Her capabilities encompass the entire spectrum of daily operations, making her an indispensable asset in the realm of HR and administrative leadership.
At Global Risk International, Rebecca Gaylard Banus plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our team operates seamlessly, fostering a productive and harmonious work environment. Her vast experience and unwavering commitment to excellence make her a cornerstone of our organization's success.
Group Operations Director - Security and Risk Management
Dean Jones, based in York, England, UK, is a distinguished professional in the field of security and risk management. His extensive qualifications and decades of experience have solidified his position as a formidable force in the industry.
Educational and Training Background: Dean's commitment to excellence is exemplified by his comprehensive education and training:
- UK SIA Licensed for Close Protection
- UK SIA Licensed for Public Open Space CCTV
- HSE – 4-day First Aid
- Medical Training – Hostile Environment and Combat Field Trauma Courses
- Action Counters Terrorism CT Course
- CT Training and CPD with Avon and Somerset Police
- Project Griffin and Project Argus CT Project Leader
- Hostile Environment and Deployment (HEAT) and IED Training
- Advanced Security and Defensive/Offensive Driving Courses, including B6 Armored Vehicles
- City & Guilds Level 3 Close Protection
- City & Guilds Level 2 Security
- BTEC National Certificate in Construction Management
- City & Guilds Advanced Level in Construction Technology
- City & Guilds Intermediate Level in Construction Technology
- CITB SMSTS Health and Safety
- CITB CSCS Gold Card
- Sage Financial Controller Trained
Professional Journey: Dean's career as a close protection officer spans an impressive three decades. He has ventured into some of the world's most volatile international conflict zones, where his responsibilities included not only providing armed protection but also managing security for various entities, including governments, NGOs, individuals, and valuable assets.
Throughout his career, Dean has held senior leadership roles within UK-based security firms and global private military companies. His dedication to continuous improvement and his ability to adapt to challenging and adverse conditions are commendable, making him an asset whether working as part of a team or independently.
Dean's confidence, exceptional communication skills, and unwavering commitment to achieving the highest standards in his work and that of his team set him apart. His innate positivity allows him to navigate even the most trying situations with ease.
Notably, Dean Jones is driven by deeply rooted personal family values and a belief that everyone deserves to experience safety and protection in their lives. His commitment to security and risk management is an embodiment of this belief and an inspiration to all who work alongside him.
Richard Evans, based in York, England, UK, is a distinguished professional with a wealth of experience in the field of finance. His educational background, extensive qualifications, and over four decades of dedicated service have established him as a seasoned expert in the finance and wealth industry.
- B-Tech Diploma in Business Studies from Bristol University
- Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACCI)
- Diploma for Financial Advisers from The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Professional Journey : Richard's remarkable career spans over four decades, during which he has held prominent positions within some of the most prestigious financial corporations in the UK and across Europe. His contributions and leadership have left an indelible mark on the finance and wealth industry.
Notably, Richard successfully operated his own wealth management venture for an extended period, a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and financial acumen. His venture was later acquired by one of the largest wealth management groups in the United Kingdom, further highlighting his expertise and the trust he commands in the industry.
Richard's extensive financial knowledge, honed over decades of dedicated service, and his wealth of experience contribute significantly to the effective and smooth operation of Global Risk International. As the Financial Director, he plays a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health and stability of the organization, guiding it towards sustainable growth and success.
Richard Evans's commitment to excellence and his profound understanding of financial management make him an invaluable asset to our team. His leadership and expertise continue to drive our financial operations forward, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our organization and our clients.
Assistant Financial Director
Andrew Parker, based in Lancaster, England, UK, is a Chartered Accountant with a remarkable career spanning more than four decades. His educational background, training, and entrepreneurial spirit have paved the way for a distinguished journey in the field of finance.
Educational Background: Andrew received his training and certification from Ernst & Young, a reputable institution known for producing top-tier financial professionals.
Professional Journey: Andrew's professional journey commenced with Ernst & Young, where he laid the foundation for his expertise as a Chartered Accountant. This early experience equipped him with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the complex world of finance.
In 1992, Andrew embarked on an entrepreneurial venture by establishing his own boutique practice. Over the years, his practice flourished, earning a reputation for providing high-quality financial services to a diverse clientele. Andrew's extensive career has equipped him with invaluable expertise in advising small and medium-sized enterprises within the United Kingdom, as well as serving high net worth individuals. His ability to navigate intricate UK tax regulations and manage accounts is unmatched.
What truly sets Andrew apart is his commitment to offering clear and pertinent guidance to his clients, especially when faced with complex and time-sensitive decisions. His wealth of experience allows him to address client issues with prompt and resolute solutions.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Andrew is deeply dedicated to assisting burgeoning businesses. He has generously contributed his skills and expertise in a voluntary capacity to well-known charitable organizations in the UK, with a mission to aid vulnerable populations. His commitment to giving back to the community underscores his compassionate nature and commitment to social responsibility.
As the Assistant Financial Director at Global Risk International, Andrew brings his wealth of knowledge and extensive financial acumen to the team. His experience, dedication, and commitment to excellence are invaluable assets, furthering our mission of delivering top-tier services and ensuring the financial success of our organization and clients. Andrew Parker is not only a seasoned professional but also a philanthropic leader dedicated to making a positive impact in the financial world and beyond.
Director of Data Management - Head Office
Dan Beyer, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, is a highly respected senior management consultant with a remarkable track record in managing projects and teams across international locations and diverse business segments. His educational background, coupled with his extensive experience, positions him as a seasoned leader in the field of project management.
- Extensive Training in Data Management Principles
- Change Management from Prosci
Dan's professional journey is characterized by his adept handling of complex cross-functional projects designed to enhance operational processes, formulate ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) strategies, optimize supply chains, and facilitate IT platform migrations aimed at boosting productivity.
Throughout his career, Dan has provided consultancy services to some of the world's largest corporations, including renowned names like Nike, T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Hospital Corporation of America, and Community Health Systems. His expertise in data management and procurement transcends various industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, consumer goods, and public utilities.
One of the standout achievements in Dan's remarkable track record is his ability to deliver substantial savings, amounting to over $243 million for his clients over the past five years. His approach revolves around streamlining operations, optimizing procurement expenditure, and bolstering data management. Dan specializes in fostering transparency through data analysis, crafting comprehensive phased change management plans, and meticulously monitoring progress using advanced tools like Alteryx and PowerBi.
As the Project Director at the Head Office, Dan Beyer plays a pivotal role in driving forward the mission of Global Risk International. His ability to manage complex projects and his commitment to delivering substantial cost savings align with the organization's goals of excellence and efficiency. With his leadership, Global Risk International is poised to continue its tradition of delivering top-tier services and exceeding client expectations. Dan Beyer is not just a seasoned professional; he is a visionary in project management, committed to making a tangible impact in the corporate world.
Project Director (IT & ITES)
Sandeep Sinha, based in Gurugram, Haryana, India, is a visionary leader with a wealth of experience and expertise in operational risk management, profitability (P&L), and diverse operational facets. His educational background, along with over two decades of professional experience, has positioned him as a strategic force in the world of project management and risk mitigation.
Educational Background : Business Administration and Management from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Telecommunications from Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Professional Journey: Sandeep's professional journey is marked by his exceptional ability to strategize and navigate complex operational landscapes. His expertise spans various sectors, allowing him to effectively address operational risks in global companies, encompassing projects, critical assets, data centers, and facilities.
He excels in the formulation, execution, and auditing of strategies that encompass a wide array of domains, including contingency planning, safety measures, security protocols, business continuity, risk control design, security technology, environmental risk assessment, and sustainability initiatives.
In addition to his proficiency in profit and loss (P&L) leadership, Sandeep oversees multifaceted operations at client sites, leading multiple teams. His skill set extends to business intelligence, covert and overt fraud investigations, white-collar crime prevention, due diligence execution, 3rd-party risk assessment, IPR infringement resolution, and asset tracing.
Sandeep's advisory role further extends to assisting companies in compliance, framework development, and the creation of policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Within the realm of defense and procurement, he is a seasoned navigator of the industrial ecosystem. He identifies market opportunities, mitigates key risks, and shapes market entry and growth strategies. His expertise includes technological assessments and life-cycle management, along with formulating responses to Expression of Interest (EOI), Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), and contract compliance in accordance with Indian Defense Procurement Procedures.
Sandeep's career encompasses the management of a substantial portfolio, exceeding $125 million USD, spanning complex organization-wide projects. This includes overseeing submarine upgrades, telecommunications initiatives, SATCOM, electronic warfare (EW) systems, weapons development, navigation systems, training simulators, and related infrastructure.
His extensive experience also extends to maritime operations, where he plays a critical role in ensuring maritime security, fleet asset deployment, position tracking, maritime domain awareness, satellite communication, and logistics.
Sandeep Sinha's career is a testament to his dedication to mitigating operational risks and driving success in a diverse range of industries. His ability to strategize, execute, and adapt to dynamic challenges makes him a valuable asset, not only to Global Risk International but to the broader business and defense landscape. His vision and leadership are instrumental in shaping a secure and sustainable future.
Ya’acov (Jack) Shooshan
Project Director (India Subcontinent, Europe - Pipeline, and Aviation Globally)
Ya’acov (Jack) Shooshan, hailing from Israel and currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a highly accomplished professional in the field of security. With a rich educational background and over three decades of experience, he stands as a beacon of expertise and leadership in the security industry.
- Electro-Optics Practical Engineer from Hadasa Technological College
- AVSEC Manager from Israeli GSA Security Academy
- AVSEC Professional Manager from Concordia University: John Molson School of Business & ICAO
- MARSEC Port Facility Security Officer from SurtyMar & IMO
- L4 - Foundations of Security and Risk Management / L5 - Corporate Risk and Crisis Management from ISRM
Professional Journey: Jack's illustrious career is a testament to his profound experience in the security industry. His journey began as a former Special Agent in Charge and Security Detail Leader in the Israeli Secret Service, where he was entrusted with the safety and security of high-profile individuals and critical assets. His tenure in this elite service laid the foundation for his expertise and unwavering commitment to security.
Throughout his career, Jack has contributed his skills and knowledge to esteemed organizations such as El-Al Israeli Airlines, Visual Defence Inc., and Defence Unlimited International Corp. His diverse background includes a wide range of roles, from serving as a security guard to acting as an air marshal, team leader, and manager. His assignments have covered an array of sectors, including civil aviation, maritime security, embassy protection, and the safeguarding of dignitaries and critical assets.
In addition to his operational roles, Jack is well-versed in consultancy facets, including project planning, implementation of large-scale initiatives, operations management, and leading sales efforts targeting government bodies, military establishments, police forces, and private organizations. His extensive knowledge and experience make him a seasoned leader capable of providing steadfast and resolute guidance within the security industry.
As a Project Director with a global focus on Pipeline and Aviation in India Subcontinent and Europe, Jack brings a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of security operations. His ability to plan, execute, and manage complex security projects positions him as a valuable asset to Global Risk International and its mission to deliver excellence in the realm of security and risk management. Ya’acov (Jack) Shooshan is not only a seasoned professional but also a guardian of security and a leader in the industry. His expertise and dedication continue to shape a secure and resilient future.
Richard Markham Banus
Project Director (Middle East - Pipeline and Aviation Globally)
Richard Markham Banus, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA, is a distinguished professional with a career spanning over three decades. His journey is marked by a commitment to delivering results and a remarkable trajectory in the field of audio/visual technology and account management.
Educational Background: Richard holds a High School Diploma, a testament to his dedication, hard work, and hands-on experience in the field.
Professional Journey: Richard's professional journey began within the audio/visual domain, where he started as an installation specialist. His rapid ascent in this field reflects his expertise and dedication, culminating in his role as a site foreman. Throughout his career, he has been entrusted with a broad portfolio encompassing the design, installation, and supervision of projects for prestigious institutions.
His projects have included work for esteemed entities such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Navy, the Consulate Training Facility, the Department of Defense Inspector General, the Smithsonian Museums, and numerous Fortune 500 enterprises. His meticulous approach, technical acumen, and commitment to excellence have made him a sought-after professional in the audio/visual industry.
With over 25 years of field experience, Richard transitioned into the role of accounts manager, where he has consistently demonstrated his ability to augment revenue, elevate client satisfaction, and nurture enduring relationships with top-tier brand advocates. His unwavering focus on delivering results, coupled with his exceptional communication and leadership skills, has been instrumental in building a strong rapport with clients and stakeholders.
As a Project Director with a global focus on Pipeline and Aviation in the Middle East, Richard brings his wealth of experience and deep understanding of project management to the forefront. His expertise and ability to manage intricate projects in diverse sectors make him a valuable asset to Global Risk International and its mission to deliver excellence in the field of security and risk management. Richard Markham Banus is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success and a commitment to exceeding expectations.