James Butler has been working within the corporate security and investigative executive search space for 17 years, placing both local and expatriate security professionals into organisations spread across 40 countries. Before founding enteles Search with Chris Meager, James held various leadership roles with several security recruitment companies, where he led their security search businesses across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as the Asia Pacific region. James is passionate about the subject of diversity, actively encouraging his clients to embrace a more diverse and inclusive approach to their recruitment processes.
James is an active member of the Security Institute, ASIS and The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, James also holds membership of APSCo, the leading industry body for the Executive Search profession.
James can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 20 3884 2303 or connect via LinkedIn.
Chris Meager has spent twenty-two years working within the security profession, which has seen him work on CSO level searches for some of the largest multinationals in the world and place people in over 45 countries. Chris regularly speaks at industry events both in Europe and the US, on subjects ranging from Diversity & Inclusion, through to how a business’ culture can affect a CSO and the security management function. He has worked with companies to help them increase the diversity of their security and resilience functions, successfully targeting diverse candidates for roles ranging from CSO, to Regional Security Directors, and niche SMEs in intelligence and investigations.
Chris holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Security Management from Leicester University and is a member of ASIS International, the Security Institute and the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals. Chris also holds membership of APSCo, the leading industry body for the Executive Search profession and has the Certificate in Recruitment Practice from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
Chris can be reached on email@example.com, +44 20 3884 2306 or connect via LinkedIn.
Neil Fletcher is a qualified accountant, experienced investigations & compliance practitioner and forensic accountant with 20+ years’ professional experience. Neil accumulated his experience in regional business facing and global HQ roles for international companies (BP Plc; LafargeHolcim; Citibank, Sandals Resorts and AMP), whilst in forensic accounting/investigation consulting roles (Grant Thornton, Ballamy Woodhouse and Mazars), in assignments at the UK Financial Conduct Authority and UK Serious Fraud Office, and from service with the police and military.
During his professional career, Neil has successfully carried out recruitment campaigns, including practical technical competency assessments, and hired professional investigative, forensic accounting, digital forensics and para-legal staff at a range of levels, in contract, part-time and full-time roles. Several of these hires have gone on to become FTSE 100 Head of Business Integrity, Head of Investigations, Director of Investigations, Digital Forensic Managers, Forensic Accounting Managers/Directors/Partners.
Neil uses this professional experience to understand the needs of a client in detail, the technical competencies the client is seeking in the ideal candidate and the cultural fit, and search for and locate suitable candidates to meet that client need. The candidate search can include, if the client wishes, a practical technical competency assessment involving case studies, a role-play interview and report writing exercise. Neil also uses his experience to understand the goals and professional skills of candidates, and proactively represent candidates to organisations in his extensive network, to help candidates find their first role or their next career role. Neil is a Certified Practicing Accountant (Australia), a Certified Accounting Technician (UK ACCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a post-graduate diploma in Fraud Investigation.
Paul Ballard started his career in Investment Banking before joining the MOD. He has 4 decades experience managing C-Suite key account relationships and delivering both niche and global talent, search and selection solutions in the public/private sectors. He managed the tripartite relationship between government, commercial suppliers and major critical national infrastructure organisations to successfully deliver a new national cyber apprenticeship programme.
He was the Client Partner for a cyber assessment JV between a global software giant and the UK government (which had major brand protection issues) and has led outsourced re-structuring projects in the Health, Transport and Planning sectors. Paul successfully delivered a sales-driven Pan-European ‘people-audit’ talent strategy for a niche access-management security business. Paul has talent-led the establishment of a fusion centre for $multi-billion global software solutions business and project-managed the establishment of a data-secure UK Shared Service as part of a major reorganization of a FTSE 100 company. Paul jointly-led the first leadership development programme for an intelligence-led UK agency and was the business-lead for a Pan-European IT due diligence contract, as well as project leading the restructuring of a UK physical security organisation.
Paul is also a BPS qualified assessor and has designed and delivered both one-to-one and volume assessment programmes for both government and commercial clients, as well as writing Home Office policy on the fair and objective assessment of candidates with special needs.