Kemp House, 152 - 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX

brit-alliance

Working Hours

09:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs Monday to Friday

Kyle Thorburn

Kyle Thorburn

Managing Director

Kyle possesses extensive experience in both executive and hostile environments worldwide with a vast understanding of foreign cultures and politics. He has 10 years experience in international business, security operations, training, recruitment and management in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He Served 8 years military service with the Parachute Regiment / Special Forces Support Group, in direct support of UK Special Forces and other government agencies. He was part of several training teams world wide providing training and mentoring to foreign armies in Africa, Asia and The Middle East.

Martin Gray MBE

Martin Gray MBE

Operations Director

Experienced and professional security consultant, Licenced Close Protection Officer (SIA) and former British Army Warrant Officer with distinguished service. A Fellow from the Charter Management Institute and Experience and proven record in the management of personnel and projects during operations. Martin provided Training to Afghan and Iraqi newly form unit. Other roles in Close Protection (CP) Consultancy, Project Management, Investigation, Intelligence gathering and reporting, Surveillance and Protective Surveillance, Media Backwatch and Medical Cover.

24 Years in the British Army, leaving as an Infantry Company Sergeant Major. Martin has been involved in a key planning role for Security of Visits by members or the British Royal Family, Prime Minster Gordon Brown, US Senator Barak Obama, G20, Members of the UN, NGO. Providing protection for the British Ambassador (Afghanistan, Romania), Commander British Forces along with other UK fact finding missions like London Metropolitan Police and Human rights watch in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Operational Service in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan with deployments to Europe, USA, Asia, Pakistan, Cyprus, Jordan, Canada, Hong Kong, Philippines and Brunei.

In the Private Security Sector, I have been operational from 2009. My clientele has ranged from National and International Heads of States and Diplomats, CEO’s, Actors and Actresses, Families, Documentary Crews, News Gathering team in Hostile Environments, Oil and Gas Sector Clients in Hostile Areas, Banking and Leasing Sector and Private Military Companies. Provided training to Media staff and UK Gov FCO in Hostile environment training to operate safely.

Worked in the UK, Romania, Bulgaria, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland, Hungary, Moldova, Germany, France, Ukraine, Iraq, Crimea, Dubai, Kuwait, Greece, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Kurdistan, Syria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, India, China, Lebanon, Mexico, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Kenya, Switzerland and Holland

Kevin James

Kevin James

Director – Non-Governmental Sector

Kevin served 12 years’ in the British military, serving on operations in Sierra Leone, Iraq and Northern Ireland. During his time in Iraq, he spent large periods of time training and mentoring Iraqi soldiers, on live operations, at both platoon and company level. Upon leaving the military, he moved straight into the commercial world, where he led security teams on both United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State (DoS) contracts, in hostile/uncertain environments. In the later years, he also consulted for non-governmental organisations (NGO) and has a deep understanding of the geopolitical situation in the Middle East and South-Central Asia.

Dave Connel

Dave Connel

Medical Director

Dave is a survival and medical subject matter expert with over 30 years of experience working in the most remote wilderness and hostile areas of the world. Firstly, with UK Army Medical Services and Medical Support Unit UK Special Forces Group and second, upon retirement, with international medical life support companies including co-founding Exmed UK and then as COO Global Operational Resources Group.

Dave offers clients a sensible, professional approach to managing projects overseas. Dave has considerable and varied experience supporting TV and Media productions, oil & gas projects, humanitarian operations in permissive and semi-permissive environments, and in supporting various security industry projects both on land and at sea.

Martin-Brown

Martin Brown

Compliance Director

Martin B is the CEO of Security CPD Global, providing specialist Professional Development to the Security Industry and is a Security & Training development consultant, who has over 30 years’ experience within Operational Security ranging from UK Military Special Forces to protecting Civilian National Infrastructure assets, such as the Secure Stations project where he worked with the Department of Transport and British Transport Police to ensure over 500 railway stations met national standards for safety and security, whilst doing this he received commendations from Members of the UK Houses of Parliament, He was also responsible for security and protection of the Queens Train during the G8 Summit. Within his security career he has been operational at senior level on such events as the Glenn Eagles PGA Golf Championships, the Olympics, the Protection and Security of the F1 Formula E Teams at Donnington and other Racing Circuits involving high value Asset and VIP protection.

Currently he is involved with World renowned institutions providing Physical Penetration Infrastructure Testing and Covert Operations for the protection of Assets.
Within Educational development, Martin is a fully qualified IQA/EQA and well-respected instructor within the Security Industry for SIA training and within Specialist Covert Operations for the Police, Civilian and Military entities. He has written several courses for blue chip companies in TSCM, Covert CCTV Deployment, Level 4 Incident Investigation and Penetration testing. His counter Terrorism course has been used by 5 different United States Police Forces and is now being developed as a course for the UK.
Martin has successfully developed several new qualifications which are on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) allowing covert operators for the first time to gain a Diploma in Covert Technical Operations, QNUK Level 4 Covert Operations & Threat Management and QNUK Level 4 Physical Penetration Testing

Commendations

AOC in C Royal Air Force No 1 Group Tornado for service to the RAF
Multiple Commendations from MP’s for the Secure Stations Awards
RIAT for service to the RAF Benevolent Fund
Put forward for an MBE by OC TTTE Cottesmore

Memberships

SIIRSM – Specialist of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

ABI – Full Member of the Association of British Investigators

M-Syl – Member of the Security Institute

IIAI – Member of the International Institute of Accident Investigation

ISRM – Member of the International Strategic Risk Management

Achieved Bronze Member of the Force Covenant for his work promoting veterans’ education and employment and is expected to be but forward Silver or Gold award for his work with veterans