CORPS CONSULT, the independent consulting and advisory unit resident within the social enterprise that is Corps Security, has appointed James Henderson FdA MSyI in the role of security consultant.
Henderson is a security and close protection expert who brings with him a wealth of security management, consulting and covert surveillance experience gained over 30 years across various sectors.
Having served in the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Military Police and the Greater Manchester Police, Henderson holds a front line close protection licence, is vetted by Her Majesty’s Government to Security Cleared and is as an active member of The Security Institute.
Further, Henderson is currently working towards being part of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, a status that 75% of the Corps Consult team holds.
A key part of Hendersons’s role as a security consultant for Corps Consult will involve advising corporations in both the public and private sectors on a range of security and risk-related issues, including the drafting of security policy and strategy documents and carrying out security reviews, audits and surveys.
Henderson’s appointment follows on from that of Chris Nickols CB CBE DL, who took on the role of chair of Corps Security in December last year, and Fiona Strens, professor of practice on security and resilience at the University of Strathclyde, who joined the Board as a non-executive director three months prior to Nichols’ arrival.
All of this is part of a strategic move to ensure the Corps leadership team comprises the most experienced, knowledgeable and specialist individuals necessary to drive the business forward.
Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, executive director of Corps Consult, informed Security Matters: “I’m delighted to welcome James to the team. His broad knowledge and experience of the security sector will be invaluable to our clients as they look to ensure their security and risk mitigation provision is as robust as it can be.”
Drawing on experience
Commenting on his new role, James Henderson noted: “It’s a phenomenal feeling to come from military service in overseas hostile environments and join such an inclusive and welcoming team. I feel privileged to be part of a company which has such a rich military heritage. I’m keen to contribute to Corps Consult by drawing upon my own knowledge and experience in counter-terrorism and executive protection. I’m also incredibly proud to be working for a social enterprise that supports charity partners like Combat Stress.”