Meet the Team – East Midlands

East Midlands Regional Management Board

Andrew Nicholls – Chairman – CSSC East Midlands

Andrew Nicholls has been involved with the CSSC project since it was established as part of the security planning for the Olympics. He was originally an Industry Sector Lead and then became a member of the Senior Management Board. In December 2017 Andrew was delighted to be invited to take up the role of Chairman for the East Midlands Region.

Andrew was previously Chairman of the Food and Drink Security Association and a member of the Metropolitan Police Strategic Business Crime Forum. In 2015 he received a Chief Superintendents Commendation for his work during National Counter Terrorism Awareness week. In 2017 Andrew was voted the top influencer in security management at IFSEC and in 2018 received the George van Schalkwyk Award in recognition of his contribution to security management.

Prior to retirement Andrew was employed as the Head of Security for Mitchells & Butlers Plc and was also a Main Board Director of the Security Institute.

Andy Bunce – Wing Commander – Royal Air Force Police

Wing Commander Andy Bunce joined the RAF in 1986 as an RAF Police Officer and subsequently served in the UK, Germany, Gibraltar and Turkey completing operational tours in the Falklands, Afghanistan and Bosnia.  His duties have covered a range of activities including policing, investigations, security, instruction, planning, defence engagement and strategy.  His most recent appointments were Commanding Officer Defence Cultural Specialist Unit and Deputy Director RAF Innovation Programme.

Andy has an MSc in Security and Risk Management and a BA in Geography. He is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Fellow of the Information & Knowledge Exchange Institute.

Anthony Day – CTSA Manager – Leicestershire Police

Tony works for Leicestershire Police and is currently attached to the East Midlands Special Operations Unit. He has 39 years police service as both a Police officer and a member of police staff working within Neighbourhood Policing, Community Safety and Crime Reduction.  In recent years his focus has been on managing a protective security team in the East Midlands who deliver protective security advice and support to the public and private sectors, in particular to the business communities within the crowded places sector.

Graham Osborne

Graham is an Inspector within Nottinghamshire police where he has served for 24 years.  He has been an Inspector for the last 15 years working in a wide variety of roles including community policing, response, performance management, custody, public order training and the Force Control room. He has experience as a tactical firearms commander, public order commander and pursuit manager.  However, Graham says the role that gave him most satisfaction was when he was seconded to the Home Office working from Winterbourne Gunner where he helped to develop and train the national police response to a CBRN threat.

Graham is now the lead for business crime within Nottinghamshire Police and has responsibility for producing and delivering the Force strategy.


Jon Lloyd – Chief Inspector – Northamptonshire Police

Jon is a temporary Chief Inspector with Northamptonshire Police, and has been seconded to the East Midlands Special Operations Unit since 2016. Prior to taking up his role as the regional lead for protect and prepare Jon was head of Special Branch in Northamptonshire. Jon has 28 years’ police service, and has worked in uniform including being a dog handler for 7 years. Jon has a real passion for proactive and covert policing operations. Jon was a force control room inspector manging all incident of threat risk and harm. He is a tactical firearms, pursuit and critical incident commander.

Paul Crane – Head of Security – Cavendish Nuclear Ltd

Paul started his security career in the Royal Military Police where he served in Germany, the UK and Iraq enjoying a spell within Close Protection. From there he moved to work within the Government sector as a security adviser focusing on executive protection, risk assessments and combating ‘the insider’ theat. He’s currently the Head of Security at Cavendish Nuclear, a precision engineering firm that provide end to end solutions to the nuclear industry who have a global footprint and a major role with the Hinkley Point construction.

Ruth Nixon – Managing Director – Zycomm Electronics Ltd

Ruth Nixon has worked within the Security and Communication industries for over 18 years. Ruth’s current role as Managing Director of Zycomm Electronics, who are an East Midlands based Communication and Security company, sees her providing solutions to businesses, local Government or Trusts around the UK whether this be a national pub chain, well known holiday park or NHS Trust to name a few.

Ruth has been a member of the Security Institute since 2015 and has recently been appointed onto the board of the East Midlands CSSC.

Steve Goad – Senior Manager Global Security – Capital One

Steve leads the UK Global Security team for Capital One (Europe) plc and is responsible for delivering a wide portfolio of enterprise security services across the UK business footprint.

Steve believes that creating a secure environment, which facilitates effective business operations, is an essential art form and believes that CSSC can significantly contribute to the safety of employees, assist police operations and limit business disruption in the event of a security incident. Steve has worked in the security field for over 30 years with the police, the military, and has held leading roles in the private security sector, international telecommunications and the financial services. He is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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