Meet The Team

Meet the people that matter.

We base our business model and the way we operate on a ‘circle of care’. This can be summed up as follows – we look after our colleagues who look after our clients, who, in turn, look after our company by retaining our services long-term.

Want to join us?

We’re always looking for people who want to make a difference and be part of something that’s good for society. If that’s you, you can find out more about joining Corps here.

“I hope that my deep understanding of threat assessment, as well as physical and technical security, will bring value to Corps and its customers.”

Corps Security - Chris Nickols

Chris Nickols


Chris Nickols CB CBE DL heads up the Corps Security board. He has been on the board as a Non-Executive Director since March 2020 and was a shareholder Trustee for the seven years before that. Having completed a full career in the Royal Air Force, commanding at all levels and gaining extensive experience in security operations and public sector governance at the highest board levels, he is the perfect person to lead the board and support the organisation as a whole.

“I am honoured to be part of an organisation that offers more than simply security. As an organisation we can be proud of the support we offer veterans and the social values that we stand for.”

Corps Security - Lynn Thomas

Lynn Thomas

Company Secretary

Lynn Thomas is a qualified solicitor specialising in Employment and Commercial Law. He joined Corps Security in 2008 as Company Secretary and is also now responsible for the HR function. Lynn has had many years experience working for blue chip companies in the support services sector and brings a wealth of specialist legal knowledge to his role.

“I am delighted to be supporting the Corps Security team to develop the organisation to meet the needs of its customers, employees and the social causes it supports.”

Corps Security - Shrinivas Honap

Shrinivas Honap

Non-Executive Director

Shrinivas is a chartered accountant by profession and served with Vodafone, Capita, KPMG and Egg during his executive career. He holds a number of other non-executive roles including Non-Executive Director and audit committee Chair for the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Low Level Waste Repository Financial Ombudsman Service and UK Space Agency. Honap has particular interests in large transformation programmes, risk management, finance and developing technology.

“I am both delighted and proud to be part of the world’s oldest security company that is also able to boast social enterprise status.”

Corps Security - Fiona Strens

Fiona Strens

Non-Executive Director

Prior to her position as Professor of Practice leading on Security & Resilience at the University of Strathclyde, Fiona spent ten years leading CrowdVision, the video analytics company she co-founded. Her career has spanned Government (UK Ministry of Defence), and consultancy, always with a focus on strategies and innovations for enhanced security and business efficiencies and productivity.

“Corps provides security with social value. We exist to make a difference through the delivery of our services and are the only major social enterprise in our sector. We are committed to doing the right thing – for everyone.”

Corps Security - Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock

Chief Executive

Mike is passionate about security with purpose and oversaw the attainment of Corps Social Enterprise status. Working with Corps Trustees, Mike ensures profits generated by Corps are used for good – working on strategy to improve our security offering and practices but also to improve the working conditions, and ultimately lives, of all Corps colleagues. A strong advocate of the Living Wage, Mike sits on the Living Wage Foundations advisory board.

“Our security guarding services are delivered by skilled, competent and passionate teams of experts. Our colleagues are trained to the highest levels, but more importantly are valued and rewarded – which translates into a better service for our customers.”

Corps Security - Paul Lotter

Paul Lotter

Managing Director

With more than 20 years’ experience in the guarding sector, Paul is a genuine security expert. As Managing Director for our guarding business Paul works closely with our operational teams to develop new and innovative approaches to service delivery, whilst developing strategy and keeping Corps connected to the wider industry.

“Being a Trust based business means we have the financial freedom to reinvest in our business and make contributions to support our social mission – to support veterans.”

Corps Security - Paul Craggs

Paul Craggs

Chief Financial Officer

Paul joined Corps Security as Chief Finance Officer in February 2009. After graduating from Manchester University, Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Corps Security, Paul spent 12 years working for a large FTSE Business Services Group, within a variety of Finance Director roles and brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to Corps Security.

“As a Social Enterprise we are able to work with our customers to provide industry leading security solutions that make a valid and positive contribution to meeting their own Environmental, Social and Governance targets.”

Corps Security - Andy Topp

Andy Topp

Sales and Marketing Director

Heading up the sales and marketing function, Andy brings over 20 years of commercial experience, of both tactical and strategic to his role. Working collaboratively with the Corps management team he is seeking sustainable growth opportunities which make a positive impact to the business and are fully aligned to Corps social values.

“Our work in monitoring is not just about assets, but protecting the most important element of your business, your people. Safety is everything, especially when working alone or at risk.”

Corps Monitoring - Andrea Strong

Andrea Strong

Managing Director – Corps Monitoring

Responsible for the operation and management of Corps Monitoring and our industry-leading Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), Andrea’s focus is on the development of the CCTV, Intruder and Fire Alarm monitoring solutions and the development of contemporary solutions in personal protection services. Andrea’s focus is also on the development of interconnected solutions with all divisions of the Corps Security family.

“As an ex-serviceman working for Corps allows me to be a part of something much bigger than just a job. It allows me to make a difference, to actively contribute to the something I feel so passionately about – helping other veterans into rewarding careers post service.”

Corps Security - Nigel Horne

Nigel Horne

Divisional Director – Regions

Nigel joined Corps in 2008 following a career serving in the British Armed Forces and uses all his skills and depth of experience to help shape our service delivery strategy. This includes effectively managing large teams and getting the very best from his people. Now as Divisional Director Nigel delivers a strategic role, with oversight of our operations outside of London. He ensures a connected service, with a focus on embedding Corps strategy and values within every contract, whilst creating strong partnerships with both frontline colleagues and customers alike.

“At Corps we work proactively to reduce our carbon footprint across our organisation but we also look at how we can help our clients meet their environmental targets through our project delivery.”

Corps Security - Tony Frost

Tony Frost

Project Director

With a vast experience working within the security sector Tony has extensive knowledge across various businesses and IT disciplines which range from strategic, tactical and operational dimensions of the profession. Tony is responsible for leading on project delivery methodology and of course IT.

“Our work with some well-known, iconic organisations means we truly understand brand protection. Our people become customer ambassadors and we provide them with the skills and confidence to excel.”

Corps Security - Seetan Varsani

Seetan Varsani

Divisional Director – London

Seetan joined Corps in 2016, assuming his current role in 2022. As Divisional Director, Seetan maintains major connections across the capital, both within the world of security but also around local policing and counter terrorism. He oversees service delivery to our customers in the region, including our group of major accounts which brings together some of Corps most prestigious, complex, and demanding clients. He is the founder and SMT lead for our equity, diversity and inclusion programme Corps Together which sets providing an inclusive workplace as a true priority for our business.

“Corps Consult offers more than 70 years combined experience in a range of specialist areas. Our experts use this experience to advise customers and design solutions to not just manage risk, but to enhance overall performance and create something special.”

Corps Security - Neil Shanks

Neil Shanks

Director – Corps Consult

Having worked in a range of high security environments and with an MSc in Security Management Neil knows a thing or two about risk mitigation and designing security solutions. Neil specialises in regulation and security and risk management which enables him to work with our customers to design and develop security strategy whilst optimising operational performance in line with sector specific regulations.

“Corps Consult helps customers to identify specific security needs and implement creative and efficient solutions. Our approach is based on partnership, guiding our customers to protect what matters most.”

Corps Security - Mike Bluestone

Mike Bluestone

Executive Director – Corps Consult

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in specialist security services and joined Corps in 2010 founding our consultancy business. Widely viewed as leader in our industry Mike is now an Executive Director, supporting our consultancy team to develop our service offering in this area and leading on high level, complex projects specifically around risk management and mitigation as well as security training.

“’If you are passionate and are focused on achieving your true potential then we want you on our team. Corps are a family, and we support our colleagues to build rewarding careers.”

Corps Security - Magda Jablonska El-Aasar

Magda Jablonska El-Aasar

Head of HR

A true HR professional Magda leads our team of HR team developing strategy which supports our company values – always with a focus on people and colleague wellbeing.  Her experience spans all areas of HR with a particular focus on employee relations from an operational perspective. Magda is passionate about inclusion and works with our wider operational teams to ensure diversity and that Corps provides an inclusive and supportive workplace for everyone.

“I feel passionately about giving back where it’s most needed. This passion is supported at Corps because that’s exactly what the business is all about. I’ve seen first hand the difference Corps makes and it pushed me on to do more.”

Corps Security - Salman Shamim

Salman Shamim

Charity Partner Lead

Salman joined Corps in 2010 and works closely with our teams across the north of the country, developing customer solutions to meet even the most diverse requirements. Salman is passionate about giving back and as Charity Partner Lead develops new ways in which we can support those who need it most. He focusses on our partnership with Corps company charity Combat Stress, developing our relationship and strategy whilst strengthening our community links.

“Technology is developing at an unprecedented pace, becoming a fundamental element of our service offering. It’s my aim to ensure Corps continue to deliver a sophisticated IT function, staying ahead of the curve whilst protecting our assets, data and reputation.”

Corps Security - Paul Hawkes

Paul Hawkes

IT Director

Paul has been leading IT operations in dynamic environments for over 15 year’s and is an analytical software architect and developer. He joined Corps three years ago and has overseen the development and implementation of a range of in-house programmes. As IT Director, Paul ensures Corps IT systems operate efficiently and continue to meet the needs of our business and our customers. He oversees bespoke customer requirements and facilitates systems integration when this is needed.

“Our national accounts structure provides the backbone of customer support, connecting customers, sites, and colleagues to ensure a consistent, and excellent service. I focus on creating partnerships across the portfolio, encouraging collaboration and the sharing of best practice, for the benefit of everyone.”

Mark Taylor

National Accounts Director

With a security career spanning more than 30 years, Mark joined Corps in September 2022. He plays a vital role in the delivery of services to our national account portfolio, ensuring a linked up, collaborative approach across multi-site, multi-region, and often complex contracts. Mark focusses on identifying smarter ways of working for his customers, leveraging technology and innovation to achieve the best results.

“As a social enterprise we strive to make a positive difference to our communities. With no shareholders and a clear social mission, we are able to use our profits to achieve great things.”

Corps Security - Amy Wilkinson

Amy Wilkinson

Social Value Lead

Amy works in collaboration with Corps charity partner Combat Stress, as well as other much deserving causes to define how the business can improve social impact. She helps develop social strategy and identifies how Corps can unite colleagues, customers and communities to ensure everyone benefits from the organisation’s activities.

Glen Taylor

Head of Central Support