G4S strengthens maritime risk consultancy23 April 2012
G4S Risk Management, a leading provider of risk mitigation and secure support services, has appointed Martin Ewence OBE, as its new Head of Maritime Security, Risk Consulting.
Martin will focus on strengthening G4S’s maritime risk consulting business, building on G4S’s already proven capability in providing solutions to the global shipping industry.
A former Commander in the Royal Navy, in which he served for 30 years, Martin has extensive experience dealing with international maritime security issues, ranging from fishery protection through to command of a destroyer in war and high level diplomatic missions. His most recent appointment was as Chief of Staff to the NATO Counter Piracy Squadron in the Somali Basin. He is also a member of the Maritime Security Working Group within the Security in Complex Environments Group, the UK Government's industry partner for the regulation and accreditation of private security providers on land and at sea.
Chris Chapple, Group Managing Director, G4S Risk Management, commented: “We are delighted to have Martin on board. He brings with him tremendous expertise and experience gained from his time with the Royal Navy, that will be instrumental in strengthening G4S’s maritime risk consulting business.”
Martin Ewence commented: “I look forward to strengthening this area of G4S’s business. With its well established global expertise in providing security solutions and an excellent track record in anti-piracy operations, G4S has a rich resource which can be drawn upon to provide an enhanced service to the maritime industry. I look forward to aiding the development of G4S’s maritime security offering and working with our clients to enable them to operate more securely and effectively.”
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.
G4S Risk Management
G4S Risk Management is the leader in providing risk mitigation and secure support services to governments, international agencies and multi-national corporations requiring critical services and infrastructure while operating in high threat and complex environments. It provides risk advisory and consultancy, premium protective security, ordnance management and specialist training services.