A full career in The British Army is guaranteed to provide the fullest motivation : motivation in all matters - team building, team leading, getting the job done, finding and effecting solutions, reliability and always striving for the very best. British Army- Be The Best, and the legacy lives on
Concurrently with the position of Olive Group Security Consultant, Trainer of English to the local East European community (Moldova, Romania, Poland, Hungary). Trainer and teacher of English so as to equip and prepare the East European immigrant community for a stable and regular position of employment in Scotland. In addition, Security Consultant for The UK Cooperative Group (Scotland) in the refurbishment of the North East Store re-opening
Tasked by Constellis (USA), Olive Group (Dubai-based) was further contracted by HQ The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, to carry out Security Risk Assessments (SRA) on Japanese Schools world wide. With my language skills, I was appointed to carry out the various SRAs in Europe (Finland, France, Belgium and The NL). Upon conclusion of the SRA, detailed reports (Main Report and Executive Summary) would be compiled, with full and comprehensive recommendations being translated into Japanese, and despatched to Tokyo.
Operations Manager for The Douneside House Hotel. After a $8 million investment, the newly-renovated and newly-restored Douneside House was formally opened on11th July 2016 by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. As Operations Manager, instrumental in effecting and implementing all security measures for the formal opening, working in close coordination and consultation with The Metropolitan Police Force, The Royal Household, The Close Protection Squad. Overall responsible for the long term and strategic operations and marketing of the Establishment
As Deputy Bursar (Operations Manager) , I was overall responsible for the day to day running of the academic retreat, based in Angus, Scotland. To assist me in this task, I had a staff of 3 gardeners, 3 cooks, a barman and 8 housekeeping ladies. The task typically centered around an 18 hour day. One was obliged to be flexible, adaptable and enjoy a marked sense of humour.
Instructor & trainer to members of Italian Naval Forces and HQ NAMSA (NATO HQ) at Taranto, southern Italy, in preparation for maritime assistance to refugees operations (Mediterranean area of operations)
Trainer of Members of Federal Armed Forces of Germany in preparation for deployment to Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Congo for Election Monitoring Operations. Instructor to German Armed Forces for preparation to conduct operations in Afghanistan, Balkan area of operations
British Army Officer world-wide - a full career spanning 35 years
Attached to The Foreign & Commonwealth Office London, working as a Desk Officer in The United Nations Department.
Intensive course leading to qualification as Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages : passed with Distinction
Qualified as Trainer and Teacher of The English language (for use with members of The Federal Armed Forces of Germany) at The Federal (Germany) Institute of Languages (Bundesprachenamt, Huerth) on 19/20 January 2004
Graduated as a BA (Hons) in German Language & Literature from The University College, University of Maryland USA on 30 May 2001
Attendance and graduation at The UK Joint Armed Forces Staff College qualifies the Officer an MA in Defence Studies at The University of Westminster
A two year intensive course at The UK Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) that included defence studies, an academic year (Hebrew and Italian languages) as well as UK and world politico and strategic studies. Graduated 18th out of 150 cadets.