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Security Forward was created as a forum for Corporate Security Directors to meet and network with their peers four times a year and share intelligence, including interactive presentations from Security experts. Membership is by invitation only and limited to a select number of Corporate Security Directors.

The Group's mission is to focus on security issues related to business, including analysing the threat from terrorism, and to identify ways in which companies can cost-effectively ensure the protection of their employees and corporate interests throughout the world.

The Group addresses a critical need for pragmatic, sensible solutions, based on unbiased assessment of risk and cost-benefit analysis. The Programme Chairmen are Peter Fraser-Hopewell, CMG, MBE and Christopher Smith, assisted by Intelligence Analyst Crispin Black MBE, who serves as Senior Advisor. The Group monitors strategic developments in Europe, the Middle East, USA and globally and helps Members to frame the business perspective and identify pragmatic corporate solutions for both physical security and data protection. The Group is cross sector and open to Members based anywhere in the world. The Group provides Members with access to the information and resources they need to address today’s fast-changing security challenges in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The annual fee for membership and four private meetings a year is £3,000 pounds to include afternoon sessions with a guest speaker plus a presentation from Crispin Black and dinner.

LT COL CRISPIN BLACK MBE, Senior Adviser & 'Speaker in Residence'

A former Lt Colonel in the Welsh Guards, Crispin Black has served in Northern Ireland, headed the U.K. Defence Intelligence Staff's Yugoslav Crisis Cell, and was posted to the British government’s Cabinet Office to work for the Joint Intelligence Committee and COBRA. Since leaving the British army he has been director of analysis at a leading U.K. security firm with extensive interests in Iraq, written a book on the London Bombings of 7 July 2005, and is currently a highly sought-after commentator for the UK and US media. He is a Fellow at Chatham House.


Peter was Head of Group Security for Enrichment Technology (ETC) Company Limited from October 2008 to 2019. ETC Ltd operates in the Nuclear Power industry manufacturing, transporting and installing highly proliferation sensitive equipment where appropriate Security is a key priority for the CEO and Board. The consequence of a loss of technology can have worldwide strategic implications.

Peter joined ETC Ltd after a long and interesting Army career within Conventional and Special Forces where his leadership was recognised in the operational awards list on 5 occasions. Retired from full-time work Peter does a small amount of consultancy work, is active with the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals as a trustee and actively supports a number of charities including Combat Stress.


Chris has spent over 30 years in senior corporate security roles in the leisure industry (Marriott, Four Seasons and Trust House Forte), financial services (Deutsche Bank and HSBC) and currently in media and advertising (WPP). His responsibilities have included fraud risk, physical security, business continuity, cyber security, geopolitical risk, insider risk and crisis management. Chris started life in law enforcement and intelligence. He is a founding Fellow of the Security Institute, an Advisor to the Asia Crisis & Security Group and past Chair of OSAC (Hong Kong & Macao). He is a Board Trustee and Chair of the fund raising committee for Hostage International. Chris has an MSc in Criminology from Leicester University.

KEITH N T HOLLAND, Programme Chairman Emeritus

Keith Holland has broad international experience in Corporate Strategy, Organisational Development and Corporate Security management. He also brings to the table more than three decades of professional experience in the Middle East and Afghanistan. He has worked in financial services, run an MBA programme in the Middle East and consulted for a broad range of commercial clients. He has spent the last decade working with major multinationals based in the UK and Ireland, Greece and Turkey.

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