Baroness Henig CBE
Baroness Henig joined SecuriGroup after completing two successful terms as Chair of the Home Office Regulator, the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Her commitment to security and policing is well documented having held the post of Chair of Lancashire Police Authority and the Chair of the Association of Police Authorities in England and Wales which led to the award of a CBE in 2000 for services to policing.
She was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire in 2002 and made a life peer in 2004 as Baroness Henig of Lancaster. As a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness Henig takes her place on the European Security Committee on Foreign Affairs and is a member of the Independent Policing Commission.
Alan Morton founded the organisation in 1994, leading it to its current position as one of the UK’s fastest growing security companies. As Chief Executive, supported by the non-executive board, he takes overall responsibility for corporate and financial strategies.
Russel Kerr BSc (Hons) MSyl
A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Russel Kerr joined the board in 2001 before his appointment as Managing Director in 2003. Russel is currently a Regional Chair of the British Security Industry Association, a member of the Security Institute and sits on the Security Industry Authority’s Strategy & Standards Group.
Allan Burnett QPM BSc (Hons) FSyI
Allan Burnett QPM joined SecuriGroup as Operations Director in 2010 following a distinguished 30-year policing career, having held positions as Assistant Chief Constable and ACPOS Coordinator of Counter-terrorism. Based in the London SecuriGroup offices, Allan offers strategic and hands on support to both regional and national management teams.
Allan is uniquely experienced in counter-terrorism and threat mitigation and is a regular media contributor on counter terrorism issues. In his position with SecuriGroup, Mr Burnett regularly delivers high-level security reports and presentations to SecuriGroup’s clients, strengthening the integrity and safety of each operation.
David Wilson, originally from Northern Ireland, entered the Scottish security industry in 1998 as a part time door supervisor whilst studying at the University of Edinburgh. Following a sabbatical year where he served as Vice President of his Students’ Union and Vice President of SUSF (Scottish Universities Sports Federation), he joined full time as an Area Manager in June 2000 with responsibility for the Leisure and Retail Operation in Edinburgh.
In David’s current role as Operations Director he utilises his extensive personal experience of the private security industry to oversee the deployment of over 1000 licensed security personnel.
Andrew McAllister BA
Client Services Director
Andrew McAllister has been involved with the security industry since 1993 and joined Up Front Security in 1997 after graduating with a BA in Marketing. Andrew applied his skills and extensive knowledge of the industry and attained the role of Operations Director in 1999. His efforts contributed to the ongoing success of Up Front and helped to establish it as a leading security provider.
Andrew has now taken up the role of Client Services Director and is responsible for group sales, marketing, client retention and public relations.
Dr Mark Hamilton FdA MA
Mark Hamilton brings over 40 years’ experience of security, safety and crowd management to SecuriGroup. During his long and varied career, Mark has held responsibility for security at a number of illustrious sporting events across the world, including Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Grand National, Aintree, and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition, Mark has managed the security and crowd management of a number of high-profile music events including T in the Park, V Festival and Live 8, and was awarded the Nordoff Robbins Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to the live music industry. Mark employs his unparalleled experience in his role at SecuriGroup to ensure we continue to deliver ‘best in class’ security services to our events clients.
Mike brings over 30 years of experience in the insurance and risk management industry, having been a Managing Director of Marsh and previously Aon.
His areas of expertise include transport, construction, retail, and food and beverage, developed through the management of risk and insurance advice.
Mike is also a director and trustee of Business in the Community and chair of the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) for HRH The Prince of Wales.
His expertise in business resilience, management of risk, and his extensive network will add further depth to the board, support the organisation's growth goals, and further establish the company's outstanding reputation for service delivery.
Beginning his career with SecuriGroup in 2000, Peter is one of the company’s most experienced employees.
Peter was appointed to National Operations Manager in 2012 which included operational responsibility for the company’s leisure division SGL. In 2014 he was SecuriGroup’s Senior Manager responsible for the Ryder Cup ensuring the safety and security of over 250,000 spectators.
In the summer of 2018, Peter was responsible for our support of the prestigious European Championships. His role also encompasses operational strategy for Scotland with oversight of the daily deployment of 1,700 employees.
As an experienced Chartered Management Accountant, Jonathan joined the organisation in 2016. As the interim Finance Director during this period, his appointment reflects a long-term plan for the organisation as it continues to expand its operations.
A natural leader with significant expertise developed through a number of prestigious posts, including New York Stock Exchange-listed companies, Jonathan brings a great deal of experience to our accomplished finance teams.
David Waddell MIFSM
Our systems department is led by Technical Director David Waddell, a security specialist in business fire & security systems. Working in the private security industry since 1999, David changed his focus to the growing electronic security industry.
David has an extensive knowledge of current and emerging technologies and is an expert in sourcing and installing electronic fire and security equipment.
He brings years of experience in surveying and consultancy and is an active member of The Institute of Fire Safety Managers.