Our Executive Team

Ashley Almanza

Ashley Almanza, Chief Executive Officer

Chief executive officer

Appointed: May 2013

Skills and experience: Degree in Commerce from University of Natal and an MBA from the London Business School. Extensive board and executive management experience in complex international businesses.

Career experience: A number of senior executive roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012, including CFO from 2002 to 2011 and Executive Vice President from 2009 to 2012, during which he led BG Group’s UK, European and Central Asian businesses and the group’s commercial strategy in Central Asia. A non-executive director of Schroders plc between 2011 and 2016.

Current external commitments: Non‑executive director of Noble Corporation and Board member of the International Security Ligue.

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Tim Weller

Tim Weller, Chief Financial Officer

Chief financial officer

Appointed: Chief financial officer since October 2016 having served as a non-executive director since April 2013

Skills and experience: BSc (Hons) Engineering Science degree from the University of Exeter. An accountant by training and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with significant experience of the energy and utilities sectors.

Career experience: Joined KPMG in 1985, rising to partnership in 1997 before joining Granada plc as director of financial control. He held CFO positions with Innogy. a leading integrated energy company at the time, RWE Thames Water and United Utilities Group plc. He was CFO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc between 2010 and 2011 and CFO of Petrofac Limited between 2011 and October 2016.

Current external commitments: Non‑executive director of the Carbon Trust.

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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks, Regional President, Africa

Regional President, Africa

Appointed:
May 2015

Skills and experience: Mel joined G4S in 2012 and his roles included Group Strategy & Commercial Director and CEO for G4S India, where he led the transformation of the business, improving operations, customer service and sales. Prior to joining G4S, Mel held a number of senior line and functional roles in the defence and technology industries 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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John Kenning

John Kenning, Regional CEO, Americas

Regional CEO, Americas

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: John has extensive commercial experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University and prior to joining G4S in 2014, John’s previous roles included executive vice president and president, commercial business for the global division of OfficeMax. He was also president, North America Commercial for ADT/Tyco Security Services, where he led the transformation of the business to a technology services leader. He is a board member for Miami University Advisory Athletic Board and a past board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Graham Levinsohn

Graham Levinsohn, Regional CEO, Europe and Middle East

Regional CEO, Europe and Middle East

Appointed: November 2017

Skills and experience: Graham has more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry, having joined Securicor Cash Services in 1994. He 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 and divisional managing director for G4S Cash Services UK. He became Group strategy and development director in 2008 and joined the executive committee in 2010. He then assumed responsibility for Europe as Regional CEO in November 2013 before assuming responsibility for the Europe and Middle East Region in November 2017. He is a director of CoESS and a director of the International Security Ligue. Graham is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Jenni Myles

Jenni Myles, Group HR Director

Group HR Director

Appointed: July 2015

Skills and experience: Jenni has extensive experience in employee engagement, talent management and organisational development, having held HR leadership roles in G4S business units and regions across both developed and emerging markets. She also spent a number of years in head office as Director of Employee Engagement & HR, leading the Group’s employee engagement and labour relations strategy. Prior to joining G4S in 1998, Jenni held HR positions in a variety of business sectors such as automotive, FMCG and consulting. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD).

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Soren Lundsberg

Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen, Group General Counsel

Group General Counsel

Appointed: 2001

Skills and experience: 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. He was involved in the Group 4 Falck merger with Securicor and a number of other acquisitions by the Group. 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 Association and author of the book Executive Management Contracts, published in Denmark.

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Peter Neden

Peter Neden, CEO, Care and Justice services

Divisional CEO, Care & Justice Services & UK Facilities Management

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: Peter joined G4S in 2001. His roles included responsibility for the business development programme in the UK and Africa regions, as well as a number of senior positions in both the commercial and government businesses across the Group, including Regional President UK & Ireland. Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, Peter was Securicor’s development director. He has a degree in economics from the University of Nottingham and his early career included a number of sales, marketing and general management roles within Centrica.

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Jesus Rosano

Jesus Rosano, CEO, Cash Solutions

Divisional CEO, Global Cash Solutions

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: Jesus joined G4S in March 2014 as Latin America Chief Operating Officer and since January 2016 was Group Strategy and Commercial Director. Jesus holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Administration from ITESM University, Mexico. Prior to joining G4S he held senior line, functional and regional roles at DHL, in a number of markets in Latin America and North America over an 11-year period. Before DHL, Jesus worked in strategy consulting and investment banking.

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Stephane, Verdoy, G4S, Sales

Stephane Verdoy, Group Sales and Marketing Director

Group Sales and Marketing Director

Appointed: February 2018

Skills and experience: Stephane joined G4S in May 2014 in the role of Regional Sales Operations Director and moved in to the role of Sales Director for the Europe region shortly afterwards. Stephane holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and distribution. Prior to joining G4S he held many different roles in sales, sales operations and Field marketing at Fedex. His last position at Fedex was Vice President Global sales and Sales Operations Europe.

 

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Sanjay Verma

Sanjay Verma, Regional President, Asia

Regional President, Asia

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: Sanjay joined G4S in May 2017 as Regional President Secure Solutions – Asia Pacific. Sanjay has extensive business experience operating across Asia Pacific having been based in India, China and Hong Kong. Sanjay joined G4S from Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm. During his 17 years in that company he held a number of leadership roles including CEO, Asia Pacific and Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services, covering 16 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Sanjay is a graduate in electrical engineering and has a MBA in finance & marketing. 

 

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Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker, Group Corporate Affairs Director

Group Corporate Affairs Director

Appointed: March 2004

Skills and experience: Debbie is responsible for the global communications function which focuses on engagement with the Group’s key audiences – customers, governments, and employees. She is also responsible for the Group’s digital, CSR, human rights, crisis communications and media engagement strategies. Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, she held a number of senior marketing and communications roles within the Securicor group, having joined in 1993.

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