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Non Executive Directors

Keith Winstanley

Keith spent 33 years in the Royal Navy reaching the rank of Commodore. During his career he operated all over the world and in every class of warship from minesweeper to aircraft carrier. He has considerable command experience both afloat and ashore including command of all UK maritime assets in the Gulf for 2 years. Concurrently he was the Deputy Commander of the multi-national Coalition operating in the area – 22 different Navies in 3 Task Forces, 115 ships and over 35 aircraft.

Keith has a Masters Degree in Defence Studies with King’s College London and completed a Research Fellowship at Oxford University into maritime security. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University,a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, an alumnus of the Manchester Business School and was awarded the freedom of the City of London in 2005. 

He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Group Strategy Director for the Alazen Group which operates globally in the acquisition and integration of sensing and situational awareness solutions for risk reduction and asset protection. Their markets span the fields of maritime and port security, critical national infrastructure, transportation, logistics and supply chain management. Alazen has entities in the UK, US, UAE, and China, centred on Shanghai.

Andy Philp

Andy, a former British Army Colonel in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, enjoyed a career spanning over 30 years in the British Army as an aeromechanical engineer concentrating on Land & Rotorcraft Systems. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Since leaving the Armed Forces in 1994, Andy has pursued a career in industry with Smiths Aerospace - now GE Aviation - as their Sales & Marketing Director (Military) and latterly as a Principal Consultant with W. S. Atkins. He has worked closely with the MOD and major defence companies bringing his military experience and expertise to bear on a number of joint projects.

Andy ensures the Executive Board work within their strict compliance and corporate governance guidelines. This is a key role bringing a high level of certaintly and security to both candidates and clients alike.


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