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Christopher Newman - Skybridge Security Managing Director - Specialist Security Team

Christopher Newman - Skybridge Security Managing Director

An experienced security professional and a veteran of the first Gulf War, Christopher served with the 22 SAS D Squadron. His qualifications acquired whilst serving with the SAS include:

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Close protection operative and instructor
Weapons instructor
Counter-terrorist instructor
Hostage negotiator
UK police-trained advanced and fast pursuit driver
Advanced Special Forces patrol medic (NHS trained)
Internationally qualified German mountain guide (Heeresbergführer) and DSV International
German Ski Instructor

Other qualifications include:

  • Helicopter and fixed wing pilot
  • SIA close protection operative and instructor
  • 1st Kyu in Shotokan Karate
  • Instructor qualified to teach medical courses (AED, Oxygen Therapy, FAW, etc.)
  • Teacher trained in methods of instruction & conflict management

During his military career, Christopher handled trauma medical training for Special Forces patrol medics; from tracheal intubation and advanced trauma to long-term medical care behind enemy lines. He also trained Special Forces of various countries and provided Arctic and mountain training for Special Forces squadrons and Special Units of foreign countries to prepare for snow and rock operations.

Christopher's military background is supported by almost 20 years of commercial experience at the very highest level - governmental, presidential and royal. Christopher protected and advised some of the world's best-known corporations and personalities, operating and providing services across five continents. He ran major security operations for Kroll UK, trained Whitehall security drivers pre-deployment to hostile zones and designed, implemented and managed distinctive security plans (including global standing operating procedures), disaster recovery and evacuation plans, as well as threat and crisis management from a corporate level to a country level. His full CV is available upon request.

Christopher holds an M.Sc. in Security Management (Distinction) from Loughborough University. Christopher's dissertation on maritime security resulted in him being a finalist for two prestigious awards: Wilf Knight Academic Award by the Security Institute and the Imbert Prize for the University Dissertation Award by the Association of Security Consultants. Both awards honour the very best student of security management whose written work made a valuable contribution to the field of security management.

Robert (Bob) Dobson, Head of Medical Division at Skybridge Security - Skybridge Security Managing Director - Specialist Security Team

Robert Dobson, Head of Medical Division - Skybridge Security

After active service in Northern Ireland in 1973-75, Bob became a front line crew for London Ambulance Service (LAS) and in 1988, became one of the UK's first paramedics. The following year he became a founding member of the LAS team, setting up the National Paramedic course and training London's first 180 paramedics.

Major incidents Bob attended as a Paramedic and Senior Training Officer include:

  • Clapham, Paddington and Southall rail crashes
  • Numerous explosions during the IRA bomb campaign in London during the 1970s and 1980s
  • Behind-the-scenes role during the July 7th London bombings

Bob held the post of senior training officer with LAS for over 20 years, engaged in training LAS staff as well as outside agencies, including Special Operations and Special Forces. Additionally, he was responsible for contingency planning and training for stadia events around London following the Hillsborough football disaster. Bob is also an advanced driving instructor. Bob retired from LAS in December 2010.

Major command roles include:

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Silver (tactical) and Bronze (operational) commander of the Safety Team at Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Rugby Stadium,
Lords Cricket Ground, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea, Fulham, and Arsenal.
Bronze Commander in London's Parliament Square during the Millennium New Year's Eve events with one million people
in the immediate area.
Managing public national events including the Notting Hill Carnival and Trooping the Colour.

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