Stuart Osborne is Group Head of Risk for Mitie Group, including our Risk Advisory practice within Source8. His extensive career in the public and private sector includes as a former Chief Police Officer retiring from The Metropolitan Police as a Deputy Assistant Commissioner where he held several national and international policing portfolios. More recently he has worked as a senior executive in a FTSE top 50 defence organisation with global responsibility for risk and security.
His current role has included implementation of new risk governance structures for all group businesses and 56,000 staff and contractors, This included the development of unique threat assessment and risk management tools and processes resulting in the design of risk and vulnerability resolutions that have reduced costs and improved business confidence. In a prior role, Stuart designed and led a Group-wide Risk, Security and Operations Business Transformation Programme that reduced organisational cost; enhanced client and employee confidence; and delivered increased shareholder value.
As Senior National Coordinator for UK Counter Terrorism, Stuart was the lead for all Counter Terrorism Investigations and Intelligence within the UK and for British interests overseas. He specialises in holistic security, resilience and risk management, security and business development, specialist protection and investigations and strategic leadership. Stuart has worked extensively in partnership with international business, government, military, worldwide law enforcement agencies and British security and intelligence services. He has held various International portfolios covering counter terrorism, risk assessment to prevent financial loss and personal injury, espionage investigations, insider threat prevention and anti-corruption practices.
Stuart was made a life member of the UK Association of Chief Police Officers in 2013 and he is a full member of the FBI chaired International Association Chief Police committee on terrorism. He is an Advisor to the UK government protection of the national infrastructure chaired Register of Security Experts and Specialists. Stuart was awarded the Queens Police Medal for leading organizational change and Counter Terrorism in 2011.
He has a Master of Science Degree in Security Management, Post graduate Diploma in Advanced Criminology and has written extensively on the motivation and methodology of those who commit ‘Tiger Kidnaps’.