Chris Nickols CB CBE DL has been named Chairman of Corps Security. 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.
Nickols 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. In his final role he was Chief of Defence Intelligence – Ministry of Defence. In this high-ranking role, he acted as one of the principal intelligence advisors to the UK government. He was also the leader of international and UK national intelligence collaboration and relationships and was responsible for security and management of some of the UK’s most sensitive sites.
Nickols will head up the Corps board comprising: Nick Pearch, Non-Executive Director; Fiona Strens, Non-Executive Director; Shrinivas Honap, non-executive director, Mike Bullock, Chief Executive Officer; and Paul Craggs, Chief Financial Officer. He will take up the position in January 2022.
Nickols’ appointment follows that of Fiona Strens, Professor of Practice on Security & Resilience at the University of Strathclyde, who joined the board as a Non-Executive Director earlier this month.
Chris Nickols said: “I am delighted to be heading up the Corps Security board after almost 10 years supporting the organisation. I hope that my deep understanding of threat assessment, as well as physical and technical security, will continue to bring value to Corps and its customers.”
Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security commented: “I’m very pleased that Chris Nickols has taken on the chairmanship of our board. His broad knowledge and experience of the security sector and military veterans will continue to be invaluable to us.”