Securing Your World

Our executive team

  • Ashley Almanza, CFO

    Ashley Almanza, Chief Executive Officer

    Key strengths and experience:
    Extensive board and executive management experience and strong track record working across international borders in complex businesses. Held a number of senior executive roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012, including Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2011 and Executive Vice President from 2009 to 2012. As Executive Vice President he was accountable during 2009 and 2010 for BG Group’s UK, European and Central Asian businesses. He also led a consortium of global companies through complex government negotiations in Central Asia. 

    He holds an MBA from London Business School.

    Current external commitments:
    Non-executive director of Schroders plc and Noble Corporation. Board member of the Ligue Internationale des Sociétés de Surveillance. He retires from the board of Schroders on 28 April 2016.

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  • Claude Allain

    Claude Allain, Regional President, Middle East & India

    Claude joined G4S as Regional President Middle East & India in January 2016.

    Claude has a proven track record leading global organisations. Prior to joining G4S, he was vice president and general manager for Johnson Controls Middle-East & Africa and he had several general management position in Southern Europe, Eastern-Europe and North America and Middle-East.

    Claude brings a wealth of experience in service and technology industries, having previously held senior business development and general management roles in Honeywell, Emerson and Invensys.

    Claude holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Physic Science from University of Rennes, a Master in Finance from ICG and also graduated from INSEAD.Back to top
  • Martin Alvarez

    Martin Alvarez, Regional President, Latin America & Caribbean

    Martin joined G4S as Regional President, Latin America and Caribbean in 2013. 

    Martin has extensive experience working and living in the Latin America Region for over 15 years and a wealth of experience in strategic commercial and operational roles. Martin joined G4S from Dell, where he served eight years in regional roles, finishing as executive director of multi-country Latin America (MCLA), responsible for 38 countries, more than US $1 billion in revenue and the Americas Shared Service Centre with over 3,000 employees. Prior to Dell, Martin spent 10 years with DHL holding various management and leadership roles including Sr. Vice President, DHL Mexico, and General Manager for several other countries in the region and Global Accounts Director.

    Martin has an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and a bachelor’s degree in International Trade and Finance
    from Louisiana State University.

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  • Mel Brooks

    Mel Brooks, Regional President, Africa

    Mel was appointed Regional President, Africa in May 2015.

    Mel’s previous roles within G4S  as Group Strategy & Commercial Director and CEO for G4S India have shown Mel’s ability to transform businesses, focusing on key customer segments and improving customer service and sales.

    Prior to joining G4S, Mel held a number of senior line and functional roles in the defence and technology industry where he was responsible for service line and commercial strategies, technology development and leadership of a number of business unit turnaround programmes.

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  • Jon Corner

    Jon Corner, Regional President, Asia Pacific

    Jon was appointed Regional President, Asia Pacific in October 2015.
     
    Jon joined G4S in November 2012 as Regional Sales Director and has led the transformation of the commercial function across the Asia Middle East Region over the past three years.
     

    Prior to joining G4S Jon was the executive vice president for Inchcape Shipping Services, a maritime services company with offices in 65 countries. Jon held various line and functional roles with Inchcape Shipping Services over a 13 year period.

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  • John Kenning

    John Kenning, Regional CEO, North America

    John joined G4S in November 2014 to lead the diverse range of services the North America businesses provide such as consulting, investigations, security, technology and youth services solutions across multiple private and public sectors.

    John joined G4S in November 2014 to lead the North America region. John has a proven track record leading global organisations. Prior to joining G4S, John was executive vice president and president, commercial business for OfficeMax where he led the global, business-to-business division. John was formerly president, North America commercial for ADT/Tyco Security Services, where he led the transformation of the business to a technology services leader and also led the separation of the residential and commercial security businesses in North America.

    John is a board member for Miami University Advisory Athletic Board and past board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. John holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University.



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  • Graham Levinsohn

    Graham Levinsohn, Regional CEO, Europe

    Graham became Regional CEO, Europe in November 2013. Graham has more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry, having joined Securicor Cash Services in 1994 as general manager. 

    Since then, Graham has held a number of commercial and line management positions in both the cash and security lines of the business. Graham was responsible for the creation of the UK cash centres outsourcing business in 2001 as managing director, before moving on to become divisional managing director for G4S Cash Services UK, and then regional president, Nordics. He became group strategy and development director in 2008 and joined the executive committee in 2010. 

    Graham is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a director of COESS, ESTA and member of the Ligue Internationale des Sociétés de Surveillance.

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  • Jenni Miles

    Jenni Myles, Group HR Director

    Jenni became Group HR Director in July 2015 and has extensive experience in employee engagement, talent management and organisational development, in addition to an understanding and insight of working with one of the largest private workforces in the world.

    Jenni joined G4S in 1998 and has held several senior HR roles at both a group and regional level. As Director of Employee Engagement & HR, Jenni led the group’s employee engagement and labour relations strategy and held general HR responsibility for Africa, Asia, Middle East & Latin America. As Chief HR Officer for the Americas region Jenni led the people and organisation strategy across 30 countries and over 100,000 employees. 

    Prior to joining G4S Jenni held HR positions in a variety of business sectors such as automotive, FMCG and consulting. Jenni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD).

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  • Soren Lundsberg Nielsen

    Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen, Group General Counsel

    Søren began his career as a lawyer in Denmark and since 1984 he has had a wide range of legal experience as general counsel for international groups in Denmark, Belgium and the US before joining Group 4 Falck in 2001 as Group General Counsel. 

    Søren has been involved in a wide range of successful mergers and acquisitions during his career, including the acquisition of Wackenhut and the Group 4 Falck merger with Securicor. 

    Søren has overall responsibility for all internal and external legal services for G4S as well as the group’s insurance programme. 

    Søren is non-executive director of Basico A/S, a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society, a member of
    the advisory board of the Danish UK Chamber of Commerce and author of the book Executive Management Contracts, published in Denmark.

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  • Peter Neden

    Peter Neden, Regional President, UK & Ireland

    Peter became Regional President of UK & Ireland in January 2015. Peter was previously Regional managing director of G4S Outsourcing Services for the UK & Ireland region. 

    Previous roles included responsibility for the business development programme within G4S in the UK and Africa regions, as well as a number of senior positions in both the commercial and government
    businesses across the group. 

    Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, Peter was Securicor’s development director, having joined the company in 2001. Peter’s early career included a number of sales, marketing and general management roles within Centrica. 

    Peter has a degree in economics from the University of Nottingham.

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  • G4S Management

    Himanshu Raja, Group Chief Financial Officer

    Strong track record as a financial executive in global services businesses. As well as having responsibility for all core finance functions including tax, audit, treasury and investor relations, Himanshu oversees IT and procurement for G4S globally.

    Prior to joining G4S, Himanshu was CFO at Misys, and from 2010 to 2012 he was CFO of Logica plc. Himanshu worked for more than 10 years at BT Group in a number of divisional finance director roles including Chief Financial Officer of BT Global Services, BT Design, BT Operate and BT Wholesale. His early career included finance and systems roles at Worldcom International, UUNET and MFS.

    Himanshu is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an honours degree in law.

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  • Jesus Rosano

    Jesus Rosano, Group Strategy and Commercial Director

    Jesus joined G4S in March 2014 as Regional Business Development SVP to lead the implementation of new commercial structures and processes through G4S Latin America.

    In 2015 his responsibilities expanded to Chief Operations Officer adding to his commercial role the responsibility to implement restructures and efficiency programs in operations across the Latin American businesses including Cash, Manned Services and Technology businesses.  Jesus was appointed Group Strategy and Commercial Director in January 2016.

    Jesus joined G4S from DHL, a logistics B2B global company, where he held various line, functional and regional roles in different markets in Latin America and North America over 11 years period. Before DHL Jesus worked in strategy consulting and investment banking with projects in diverse industries. Jesus holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Administration from ITESM University, Mexico.

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  • Debbie Walker

    Debbie Walker, Group Corporate Affairs Director

    Debbie is Group Corporate Affairs Director, heading the corporate communications team which focuses on the group’s key audiences – media, government, employees and customers. Debbie is also responsible for the group’s CSR and human rights strategies. 

    Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, Debbie held a number of senior marketing and communications roles within the Securicor group from 1993 to 2004. 

    Debbie is also vice chairman of the CBI South East Regional Council (the representative body for all CBI member companies based in the South East of England and the Thames Valley), having previously served as chairman for two years.

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