Director of Operations – Europe
Christopher has been part of the British Olympic and Paralympic security team for several years having deployed to Beijing and Vancouver to advise and oversee the security arrangements on behalf of the team. He was chosen to be the embedded police security advisor for both Team GB and Paralympic GB for the London 2012 games seconded to the teams for the duration. He subsequently deployed to Sochi and Rio to carry out the same role.
He developed a command-and-control strategy for the department, and this was used for many high-profile events such as G20, NATO Summit, the Royal Wedding, Afghan Summit and many others. He deployed as control room manager for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games ensuring that resources and contingencies for visiting dignitaries were in place and that they not only fitted within the Gold, Silver and Bronze command structure, but also that protection officers were cognizant of them. Christopher oversaw the project to overhaul the Specialist Protection departments radio systems ensuring that reliable and user-friendly essential communications were linked into the wider security community.
Christopher was part of the small team responsible for the recruitment and training of officers into the close protection command where he utilized his teaching qualifications to instruct officers in how to deliver close protection.
Since leaving the service in 2015, Christopher has formed his own security protection company. Managing his team of experienced operatives, he has continued to provide advice and protection to ultra-high net worth and executive clients in the UK and overseas.