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Our Board of Directors
Ades, Andrew, MBE
Andrew spent over 35 years in the British Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defense and Foreign & Commonwealth Office and was honored the MBE for services to Queen and country during his time in Washington DC and New York. He brings to ETS a wealth of managerial experience in risk-management, training and security. Andrew spent much of his formative life in the Royal Air Force, where apart from flying he qualified as a combat survival (Arctic, Desert and Temperate) and resistance to interrogation instructor. Later moves saw him command a squadron and a station before moving to the UK MoD as a director of training. In this capacity he had authority over all management and leadership training throughout the Service, with annual throughputs of some 10,000 at NVQ2 levels through 1000 at university certificate, 700 at diploma and 100 at masters levels. He has been fortunate to study at post-graduate level in 1 university in the USA, 3 in the UK and 2 in Latin America, and has lectured at certificate and post-graduate levels.
Andrew worked with and in the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the USA (Washington DC and the United Nations HQ in New York) and in Latin America, where he was a senior representative grade diplomat, and first became involved in security and intelligence matters in the early 1970s.
In retirement from full-time public service, Andrew held a ministerial appointment as chair of a statutory non-departmental public body for 10-years, being appointed successively by 3 Secretaries of State to each of whom he had direct access in order to monitor and report on the service delivery of a major government department, and a Privy Council appointment regulating a professional clinical body. He has also practiced successfully as a management consultant and is approved by the UK Local Government Association, the National Health Service and the Equality and Human Rights Commission as an expert provider. His testimonials include several from Ministers and very senior officials in the UK and elsewhere.
Nicholas Connon has been an advisor to the board of ETS from its inception, and now brings to the companies Board of Director’s years of experience in operational security and intelligence. He has impressive management and operational experience working through various national and global operations and training projects with U.K Government, military and other international government agencies. Nicholas is a Director and CEO of Quintel Intelligence and a shareholder in Quintel Overseas and is responsible for operational oversight of Quintel Intelligence.
Nicholas joined the British Army in 2001, specializing in the domestic and international counter terrorism effort. Since leaving the Army in 2012, Nicholas has significantly developed his understanding of the financial markets, international compliance and the real application of intelligence in law. Nicholas has 15 years of experience within the international intelligence community, directing and conducting investigations at the highest government and commercial levels and has worked on a variety of high profile investigations including cases presented in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and the High Court in London. He specializes in accountable legal intelligence, allowing his clients to form the most robust legal position possible. Nicholas has particular experience operating in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Before becoming a member of the Institute of Professional Investigators Nicholas completed an MSc in Security and Risk Management from Leicester University. Nicholas brings a strong operational and management experience to ETS.
Deane, Mark - Chairman
Mark Deane B.A. (Hons) is the CEO of ETS and his experience stems from his career as an Operational Officer for the British Government specializing in domestic and international counter terrorism. During his career Mark was lucky enough to be involved in some of the largest counter terrorist and espionage operations in the past 20 years.
As CEO of ETS Mark has planned, managed and implemented numerous security and risk management operations at both a government and corporate level. Within the field of risk management and security his clients in the corporate world include Fortune 10, Ultra High Net Worth’s, energy companies, multinational organizations including multiple Fortune 500, and scholastic organizations. He is an experienced project manager who leverages years of counter-terrorism, security and risk management experience to deliver a range of unique services precisely adapted to meet client requirements.
Mark's focus on providing intelligence-led security solutions, utilizing tailored risk assessments prepared in-house, and an in-depth working knowledge of locations has grown ETS a loyal customer base. This process provides clients the confidence that procedures and personnel requirements will be accurate, commensurate with risk, and therefore the perfect balance between appropriate levels of security and cost. ETS, via the guidance of it's Board of Directors strives to remain an innovative risk management company, pushing simplification and customer relationship management at every juncture.
Katherine A. Lemire (Katie) has a unique background, combining local law enforcement and federal prosecutor work with private sector compliance. Katie brings to ETS extensive experience in investigative due diligence, advice and counsel on legal issues and an extensive knowledge of the industry. She is the founder of Lemire LLC, an investigations firm which offers a variety of services, including corporate fraud investigations, banking compliance, construction integrity compliance, and investigative due diligence.
Previously, Ms. Lemire served as federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where she investigated complex federal crimes including allegations of public corruption, racketeering, campaign finance fraud, and other white collar crime. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Lemire led investigations targeting federal and local elected officials as well as high-ranking members of the U.S. military. She also investigated and prosecuted violent gangs.
Before founding Lemire LLC, served as Counsel to the Police Commissioner (NYPD), Raymond W. Kelly. In that position, Ms. Lemire managed a broad portfolio of operational, legal, and managerial matters for an agency comprised of more than 53,000 employees. She also served as a principal advisor to the Police Commissioner, providing advice and counsel on a wide range of work conducted by the NYPD, including intelligence-gathering and counterterrorism operations.
William Rooney (Bill) brings to the ETS Board of Directors a vast amount of international crisis and security management experience, coupled with an impressive global network of contacts. Bill was a senior executive and field operations officer who retired from the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Directorate of Operations with more than thirty-five years of experience. He served the majority of these years in difficult, dangerous and challenging overseas environments. He has been recognized by the Agency for his many important leadership skills and talents, including program management, problem solving, crisis management, budget management.
Bill has been awarded a number of coveted honors, and has been singled out for his vision, capability to think out of the box, decision-making, team building and ability to close deals. He has had a distinguished record of accomplishments throughout his exciting career. Bill was the recipient of the CIA founder’s William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan award and the Distinguished Career Intelligence medal.
After retirement Bill worked at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation’s (AMTRAK’s) Office of Inspector General (OIG) before converting over to corporate Amtrak where he served as Amtrak’s Vice President for Security. He directed a number of security improvements and team building strategies aimed at deterring and defeating terrorist attacks.
Bill received his undergraduate degree from King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and his Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He was also a graduate of the State Department’s prestigious 33rd Senior Seminar. Bill is fluent in four languages and having traveled extensively, lived and worked abroad for many years in a range of environments is excellently positioned to advise and direct ETS in travel risk management strategy.
Turner, Stephen - Vice Chairman
Stephen Turner brings to the ETS Board of Director’s 25 years of experience in defense and security operations with government agencies and commercial groups. His analysis and assessments of operational situations (and the freedoms and constraints presented by certain situations) have become the benchmark of training, consultancy and awareness that we seek to deliver across ETS’s operational packages. Stephen’s presence on our board brings a wealth of experience to the forefront of our operational and training packages.
Following an early career in engineering, Stephen joined the British Army Corps of Royal Engineers (RE) in 1988 and joined 22 SAS Regiment in 1998 and during this period completed a full operational tour with the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR). During his 17 year career in the UK Special Forces, Stephen specialiszed in surveillance, expeditionary intelligence gathering techniques and dynamic targeting and completed several clandestine operational tours including operations in the Balkan States, Mainland UK, MENA region and West Africa.
Since leaving the Army in 2005, Stephen has worked in the commercial sector, including spending time as a Senior Security Advisor to global media organizations and to the International Federation of Journalists in Baghdad; his work has meant providing security in challenging environments such as in Iraq, Lebanon, the West Bank and Liberia.
Stephen is a founding Director of Quintel Intelligence and a shareholder in Quintel Overseas and is responsible for technical oversight of both of these businesses. In addition to Quintel Intelligence and Quintel Overseas, Stephen is also a co-founder and Director of the Providence Group of companies, including; Providence Global Ltd, Providence UK Ltd, Providence BNLX BV, Providence SA LLC, Providence Australasia Pty Ltd, Counter Threat Solutions Ltd and Tac-Up BV. The philosophy underlying Stephen’s approach is that the disciplines of physical, technical and covert operations management must work in unison to ensure the effectiveness with which a program or operation can be delivered. In particular, his commercial skills have ensured that equal weight is given in these packages to prudent budget management and a robust framework of health and safety risk assessments alongside the technical aspects of the training.
Global Risk Management and Intelligence-Led Protective Services
ETS takes a simplified and proven approach for our risk management and security consulting services. We offer flexible and personalized solutions based upon your specifications and needs. We offer customer service, attention to detail, communication and responsiveness throughout.
ETS is a registered ISO 9001 business and ISO 31000-2009 Compliant. We underwent and continue to undergo strict and regular external auditing to ensure that the Quality Management Systems that ETS adopted, work to improve the business. By adopting an approach that starts out to implement more efficient working practices and focuses on the business objectives of the company, ETS will constantly aim to improve our levels of customer satisfaction.