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Shaun Ryles MBE


Drone / Counter Drone Lead

Shaun Ryles MBE

Shaun is a Principal Associate of GSDM, and the specialist Drone / Counter drone Team lead. Shaun has over 30 years of experience in planning and delivering counter-terrorist protection activities for the Royal Air Force in high threat environments. As an experienced force protection officer, he has commanded security units and specialist training teams in the Middle East, Africa and South America in the protection of airfields from all forms of kinetic attacks including drones.

During the past 3 years he has been the UK Ministry of Defence subject matter expert on the integration of military counter drone capabilities into civilian airports and major national events in the UK to counter drone incursions. Specifically, he deployed at short notice to Gatwick and Heathrow airports to lead the military response to those drone incursions. He has also been used as the UK Ministry of Defence subject matter expert for counter drone activity to assist UK defence diplomacy activity with foreign Governments.

More generally, he is a highly qualified organizational resilience director, widely experienced in leading, managing and developing high profile, multi-national business resilience teams both in the UK and in hostile environments overseas. He has extensive public and private sector experience working with strategic level decision makers, including through his own company (Initio Resilience). Security cleared, he brings extensive operational experience. He is also the non-executive Chief Communication Officer to a multi-national resilience consultancy. Security cleared, he brings extensive operational experience.

Our Expertise

We have extensive legal and multi-disciplinary expertise uniquely spanning many aspects of security, disaster management and resilience planning. This includes conventional as well as emerging man-made and technological risk. Such breadth of expertise allows us to customise our client services and solutions to many different types of threats, risks, sector and geographical contexts..


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T: +44 (0)2381 920193

Global Security & Disaster Management Ltd
Stag Gates House,
63-64 The Avenue,
Southampton, SO17 1XS

Company Registration: 10659715
VAT Registration: 299420761

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