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Richard Cumming is a Director of London Security Group Ltd. He retired from the City of London Police Fraud Squad in 2004 as a Detective Inspector, having spent the previous 13-years working on complex fraud and money laundering cases, including a period of secondment to a sensitive section in the Foreign Office targeting international organised crime.

Richard passed the advanced UK National Police Training Course on investigation of money laundering/asset tracing and was engaged in the most serious money laundering and fraud investigations involving international and organised crime, for example, leading an investigation on the £100 million collapse of a City of London merchant bank which resulted in the Chairman receiving a term of imprisonment of 7-years. He also led investigations and developed intelligence involving the extent to which so called "Russian Organised Crime" had penetrated the UK.

Richard was also engaged in the delivery of anti money-laundering training in the UK and abroad. He was security vetted to the highest level and frequently called on to investigate particularly sensitive cases outside the conventional Fraud Squad remit. For example, the compromise of computer systems involved with UK National Security. He received several commendations from Chief Officers of the City of London Police.

Since his retirement, he has continued in an investigative role in the private sector, forming his own company, Mondrago Investigations Ltd, which has conducted investigations on behalf of several major corporations as well as an extensive private clientele. His work in the private sector has included travel to the USA, Canada and several European countries to conduct enquiries and led to the development of contacts in numerous other parts of the world.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Investigators and also has membership of the World Association of Professional Investigators and International Association of Arson Investigators.

Andy Noad is a Director of London Security Group Ltd. He served 25 years with the City of London Police, retiring in 2005 at the rank of Detective Inspector.

During his service, Andy spent approximately 18 years as a member of the City Police Fraud Squad, first as a detective investigating the first major bank collapse, Johnson Matthey in 1987 and then later, in conjunction with the Serious Fraud Office, investigating the three largest and most complex frauds ever seen, BCCI, Barings and the manipulation of the London Metal Exchange copper market by Sumitomo Corporation of Japan.

He was also responsible for investigating suspected corruption in connection with the procurement of highly sensitive IT systems within the UK police service and was seconded to a sensitive agency of Central Government and was responsible for intelligence gathering operations in respect of serious international financial crime.

In the last three years of his service, Andy was Head of Training for the City of London Police Economic Crime Department, where he managed the development of a new Fraud Investigation course and assisted in the development of training for Financial Investigators in relation to the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act. He was also responsible for other training required by Fraud Squad officers as well as training and presentations to the business community in the City of London.

When he retired from the City of London Police, he formed his own company, ASN Associates Ltd, and has conducted investigations on behalf of major corporate and private clients. Such investigations have included fraud in the workplace and misconduct by employees and contractors, suspected arson, and theft. Amongst the work undertaken has been the review of substantial amounts of documentation in relation to company acquisitions and subsequent advice as to the likelihood of successful civil and/or criminal action. He has been retained by a major financial institution to advise on standard operating procedures for investigations staff.

Tony Waters is a Director of London Security Group Limited and served for 30 years in the British Police. The majority of his service was as a supervising Detective on the Fraud Squads of the West Midlands Police and City of London Police where for 10 years he was seconded to the Serious Fraud Office in London on high profile cases such as BCCI, Barings Bank/Nick Leason and many other cases.

In 2000 upon leaving the Police he was appointed a Director (Deputy Managing Director) of a large central London security consultancy (BSB Group) and had responsibility for the Fraud Management Division and Investigations Division where he provided services to many 'blue chip' UK companies, Government Departments, Banks and Law Firms.

On forming his own company, C13 Associates Ltd, he was retained as a civilian consultant to the Serious Fraud Office and had other C13 Associates staff deployed there and at other UK Government Departments (Dept of Health and FCO) as investigators and trainers. Tony is a Consultant to the Government of Malaysia in the field of Law Enforcement training and Fraud Investigation training.

Tony is qualified in law and business and holds a Law Degree LLB (Hons), a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Law (LLM) that was awarded by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) following focused study into the Regulation of Financial Markets, Commercial Fraud, Police Powers and International Trust Law.

He is a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), a Business Mentor to the Princes Trust, a Member of the Association of MBA's, a Member of the Association of Lawyers for the Protection of the Financial Interests of the European Community (ALPFIEC), a Member of IPSA (International Pen and Sword Association - former Fraud Squad Officers) and a Member of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

He is the external examiner to the Centre for Hazard and Risk Management at Loughborough University supervising their Masters Programmes in Security Management.

Tony became a Freeman of the City of London in 2000 and is a member of the Royal Commonwealth Club (Whitehall), the National Liberal Club (Whitehall), the Oriental Club Mayfair and the Royal Overseas League (St James).

CONSULTANTS

John Burrell is a consultant with London security Group Limited. He has over 40 years' experience of fraud investigations, criminal enquiries and large-scale security operations in both the police service and the private sector. A specialist in undercover and surveillance operations, he pioneered the use of these techniques in combating commercial fraud and counterfeiting.

As Managing Director of Chancery Consultants Ltd from 1981 to 1998, Group Managing Director of Maxima Group plc from 1998 to 2002, and most recently, Managing Director of OVAG Limited, he has led a series of successful high profile investigations related to fraud, corporate contests, and the recovery of assets.

He has pursued long-term assignments for major corporate and governmental clients in the fields of security, investigation and training.

He has routinely liaised at senior level with major police forces throughout the UK and internationally on cross-border investigations.

Behrooz Nezhad is a consultant with London Security Group Limited.  His role within the organisation is that of Director of Procurement.  His background is that he originally worked for Iran’s Imperial Government at the time of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi but left Iran in 1974 some years before the last Regime Change.  He has never been back and has not worked for the present Regime.

Since then, Behrooz has worked worldwide, particularly in the USA and UK, as a consultant and investigator.  His work has included Risk Assessments, Surveillance and Counter Surveillance, Investigations into security breaches at government and private establishments and Procurement projects.

Now Behrooz is a British Citizen living in London, United Kingdom.  For further details about his work as a Freelance Security Consultant for governments and also in the private sector please visit www.bbnsecurity.com

After 9/11 he was invited to join a new security company as their Executive Vice President with a wider operational basis.  Please visit www.prcassociates.com

He is currently working on several international projects with London Security Group Ltd to provide solutions for problems faced by governments of developing nations.

Ned Pullin is a consultant with London security Group Limited. He was a detective with the City of London Police for 30 years and has extensive experience of investigating large-scale and complex frauds and conspiracies in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
He served within the Fraud Squad for six years and was also responsible for a series of undercover police operations which attracted a total of nine commendations from the Commissioner and trial judges.

He has particular expertise in detecting conspiracies to defraud credit card companies and clearing banks, payroll fraud and counterfeiting.

On retirement from the police service he entered the private sector as a Senior Consultant with Maxima Group plc and as Director of Operations with OVAG Limited.

Malcolm Hebron is a consultant with London security Group Limited. He is a proven investigator with almost 40years experience. Formerly a senior detective serving 31 years in the UK police service, latterly as an Area Commander on the National Crime Squad with responsibility for combating organised crime groups at national and international level.

He has many years experience of managing large scale investigations of serious crime ranging through drug trafficking, money laundering, kidnap, murder and terrorism.

During his police career he was seconded to the Royal Hong Kong Police for 2 years and served as a Divisional Commander and as Head of Intelligence for the Kowloon Region.
He has particular expertise organising and managing covert operations. Since leaving the police service he has worked in the private sector on behalf of Corporate organisations and Governments investigating fraud, money laundering and corruption cases as well as supporting legal teams in litigation.

Ian Hoskins is a consultant with London Security Group Limited. He served in various departments of the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, both at New Scotland Yard and at Gatwick Airport, finally specialising in Middle East matters.

He was later responsible for the security of a prominent Middle East family before becoming Director, Security, for R J Reynolds Tobacco International (now Japan Tobacco International) with global responsibility for the security of the company’s personnel, premises, products and proprietary information.

In recent years he has assisted Chancery Consultants Limited, Maxima Group Plc and OVAG Limited, notably on the physical, technical and procedural security of new and vulnerable installations, either for foreign governments or non-governmental organisations.

Stephen Baugh is a consultant to London Security Group Limited. He retired from the City of London Police in March 2009. He joined the Isle of Man Constabulary in March 1979 before transferring to the City Police in April 1984.

Stephen had served in the Force’s Economic Crime Department since 1987 which included attachments to major investigations such as the Johnson Matthey Bank and Bank of Credit and Commerce International cases. He has also considerable experience in the investigation of major and complex fraud cases, gained whist on attachment to the Serious Fraud Office.

Since 1995, when he was selected to be a member of the newly formed Financial Investigation Unit (FIU), he conducted Money Laundering, Confiscation and Cash Seizure investigations, both nationally and internationally, which by their very nature included asset tracing and recovery. He regularly gave presentations to City institutions and commercial organisations covering anti-money laundering processes and procedures and money laundering typologies.

William Callahan is the New York strategic partner of London Security Group through his company UNITEL a well-known and highly regarded international security and risk consulting company (www.unitel.com).

William is a noted authority on international security for corporate clientele worldwide. He formed UNITEL in 1978, and has been a special advisor to companies and governmental clients for anti-terrorism, airport and maritime security needs. He has been an advisor to ABC News in New York on breaking terrorism stories. William was formerly with the US Justice Department assigned to a White House Task Force Group on narcotics and money laundering enforcement in the administration of President Nixon. He is a member of the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). He is an active member of The Association of the United States Army, as well as a member of The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). In addition, William is a member of the U.S. Sea Ambassador program – dedicated to keeping the U.S. Navy as a strong naval force and deterrent to terrorism. Earlier in his career, he served in the US Navy on active duty as an electronic countermeasures specialist.

UNITEL’s clients have included many of the world’s largest companies, law firms, and financial institutions such as New York State, Columbia University, Caterpillar Corporation, and Virgin Enterprises (UK). The company specializes in the following:
• Corporate Security Consultants
• Maritime Security
• Protecting personnel, equipment, and asset base against terrorism, fire, sabotage, criminal acts, and other incidents that affect lives and valuable assets.
• Working with engineers and developers of new technology in the security field.

Richard Lee is a business development consultant with London Security Group Limited.  In the course of a successful business career he travelled throughout the World and has, in particular, conducted difficult business negotiations in the Middle East and China.  He is a fluent German speaker and exponent of several martial arts.  He is also a  Member of the Institute of Professional Investigators. Richard has been engaged in several client facing roles with London Security Group, particularly in relation to projects involving German speakers and those with a client protection aspect.

 

 

 
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