MANAGING DIRECTOR & OPERATOR
Damien Heim began his security career back in 2003, when he joined the 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 Para), which in 2005 became the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). While serving with the SFSG, Damien served in countless operations in: Northern Ireland, multiple tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.
On leaving military service, Damien moved to the high-risk International Private Security Sector in 2011. Within this industry sector, Damien started his career as an Executive Close Protection Operator where again his work took him to some of the worlds, most hostile and volatile areas. Climbing the ranks he led 6-man multi-national teams on countless tasks in some of the worlds most dangerous environments. In addition Damien has undertaken Diplomatic Protection task in the Middle East & Europe. With a proven track record as a consultant and team leader and extensive experience in numerous facets and applications of Security Services, Damien now owns, leads and operates Ares Risk Management Limited. Damien is a member of ASIS and the Charted Institute of Security & Crisis Management.
HEAD OF CYBER SECURITY & OPERATIONS
With over 24 years experience in international business development, operations and project management, Anna has unique creative and technical capabilities in Business and Information Technology Systems. A solutions provider of some note with a proven track record and unparalleled experience, she has supported the growth of numerous companies and projects across many industry sectors, in the UK, USA and Africa.
Anna's background is in Computer Science, having started her career with IBM as a network design engineer. She has consulted on many interesting projects, including satellite communications, online learning platforms, community development and clean energy. She holds a Post-Graduate degree in Business Management, and professional qualifications in Computer Science, Cyber Security and Project Management. She is a specialist in International Business Standards and Compliance in: Quality Management, Risk Management, Data Protection & Information Security. Anna is a member of ISACA.
With over 20 years experience in the Events Industry and having worked for some of the leading corporations in the City of London, as well as some of London's most prestigious venues, Linda comes to us with a strong pedigree in Corporate Event Management.
Linda works in close co-operation with the Management and Training Team, playing an active role in the delivery of our Training & Development Events.