Dave is a former police officer with London’s Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) who served in uniformed, investigative, training and intelligence fields before retiring as a senior detective after 30 years and having been awarded a number of commendations. His relocation to South Africa saw a move into security risk management in the role of Chief Advisor to Group Security at Eskom, and the achievement of international board certification as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Professional Certified Investigator (CPI) through ASIS International. The Eskom role included conducting operational risk assessments and operational security planning for major events, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup, major infrastructure projects and the development of an enterprise Security Management Framework and Security Operating Model. He also contributed to the development of training for the private security industry in South Africa as a member of a SASSETA Task Team reviewing training material and assisting SAQA with a revision of the national policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning. The transition into the private sector has resulted in Dave being a frequent speaker at international security conferences. In additional to his professional accreditations, Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training and a Diploma in Security Risk Management.