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 – Deputy Chairman

Andy Bunce served in the Royal Air Force for over 32 years. He has an extensive background in devising complex planning and operational work in diverse and fragile environments. Accomplished in influencing organisations within the UK military, cross-Government and internationally on operations as well as security, policing and cultural issues from the strategic to tactical levels. He has worked operationally and in headquarters appointments within the United Kingdom, Germany, Gibraltar, the Falklands Islands, Turkey, Afghanistan and Bosnia. Born and raised in South Yorkshire, Andy read for a BA in Geography at Portsmouth University and MSc in Security & Risk Management at Leicester University. He is a Chartered Security Professional and a Fellow of the Security 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.

Chris Haward – Deputy Chief Constable

Chris is currently the Head of the East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU). This is the largest crime investigation collaboration in the UK responsible for Counter Terrorism, Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime, Forensic Services and On-Line investigations in support of regional and national operations. EMSOU also provide specialist capabilities including surveillance, covert methods, digital investigation and digital forensics and intelligence support to local and regional teams. Prior to this Chris was the Assistant Chief Constable in Derbyshire responsible for local policing, uniform operations and response, criminal justice, victim care and the force Control Room.

Chris is a graduate in Law from the University of Leicester and went on to obtain a master’s degree in Public Order at the Scarman Centre at the University.

Graham Osborne – Inspector – Nottinghamshire Police

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.


Rob Flowerdew

Rob is the HSSE Insight Manager for E.ON UK within the energy solutions business’ HSSE function. He is responsible for the identification of HSSE risks and threats to E.ON’s UK
businesses and supporting proactive risk management. Rob also supports emergency and crisis response.

Rob’s previous roles at E.ON have given him experience in security risk management and the reactive side of security; including criminal and conduct investigations and civil litigation.
Rob is supplementing his Law degree by studying towards a Masters Degree in Security and Risk Management at the University of Leicester having recently achieved his Post Graduate
Certificate in the subject. Rob is the ISL for the energy sector and was the winner of the ISL Award in 2018.


Ruth Nixon – Director – Ten Four Communication & Security Solutions Ltd

Ruth Nixon has worked within the Security and Communication industries for over 18 years.


Ruth’s current role as Director of Ten Four Solutions, 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.

Stephen Teatum

Steve started his security career in the mid 90’s and has over 23yrs experience of managing risk within the Retail, Corporate HQ, Warehousing and Logistics environments. Steve is a self-confessed ‘engine of change’, always looking to further enhance profitability through cost effective initiatives while driving innovation.

Steve is the Group Head of Loss Prevention (Security) for Next Plc and assumes responsibility for their 518 UK Stores, Distribution & Logistics network, Corporate HQ, e-commerce business and provides a safe and secure environment for Next’s c30k employees and millions of customers visiting its outlets each year. Steve was previously Head of LP/Security for Warehousing & Distribution at Next Plc for 20 months until his recent promotion. Prior to joining Next Steve has held other Head of LP/Security roles for UK, US & European based retailers over the last 15yrs.

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.


Theresa Cameron – Associate Consultant – CLH Management Consultancy Ltd

Theresa first became involved with security and safety management while working at the head office of Bass Leisure in Nottingham where she held the role of Administrator for the Security and Safety Team. Since then she has spent 17 years working in the rail freight sector at Deutsche Bahn Cargo as the Regional Security Manager with responsibility for the East Midlands area. Theresa later became an Internal Auditor for DB Cargo covering all aspects of their business across the UK.

Theresa is now working as an Associate Consultant at CLH Management Consultancy Ltd who are based at Long Eaton in Derbyshire. CLH Specialise in health, safety, environmental and quality management systems. Theresa works with a number of small businesses to assist them to achieve compliance with legislation and help them to apply for appropriate standards including ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015.


Edward O’Grady

Eddie is the UK Safety & Security Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company UK Ltd. He is responsible for the safety of partners (employees), customers and assets for the Equity owned stores in the UK as well as pursuing opportunities to remove complexity and improving efficiency while maintaining integrity within the operational standards of the company. 

Prior to his time at Starbucks, Eddie worked for DSG International in a number of retail roles, including managing Curry’s Superstores, before moving into the internal security function where he held regional and central security positions. Eddie has been involved with CSSC since its formation and is now an ISL for the East Midlands region.

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