Our Executive Team

Ashley Almanza

Ashley Almanza, Chief Executive Officer

Chief executive officer

Appointed: May 2013

Skills and experience: Extensive board and executive management experience in complex international businesses. Holds an MBA from the London Business School.

Career experience: 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. Formerly non-executive director (chair of Risk and Audit) of Schroders plc between 2011 and 2016 and Noble Corporation Inc between 2013 and 2018.

Current external commitments: Chairman of the International Security Ligue.

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Tim Weller

Tim Weller, Chief Financial Officer

Chief financial officer

Appointed: October 2016 having previously served as 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.Held CFO positions with Innogy, a leading integrated energy company at the time, RWE Thames Water and United Utilities Group plc. 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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Claude Allain

Claude Allain, Regional President, Middle East & India

Regional President, Middle East & India

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

Prior to joining G4S he was vice president and general manager for Johnson Controls Middle-East & Africa and he had several general management positions 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.

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Martin Alvarez

Martin Alvarez, Regional President, Latin America & Caribbean

Regional President, Latin America & Caribbean

Martin joined G4S as Regional President Latam in 2013.

Martin has extensive experience working and living throughout Latin America. 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 Prior to Dell, Martin spent 10 years with DHL holding various management and leadership roles including Sr. Vice President, DHL Mexico 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

Regional President, Africa

Appointed:
May 2015

Skills and experience: Mel joined G4S in 2012 and his roles included Group Strategy & Commercial Director and CEO India and South Asia, 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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Jon Corner, Regional President, Cash Solutions – Asia Pacific and Middle East & India (AMEI)

Regional President, Cash Solutions – Asia Pacific and Middle East & India (AMEI)

Jon was appointed to a newly created role of Regional President, Cash Solutions AMEI in May 2017. Jon joined G4S in November 2012 as Regional Sales Director and led the transformation of the commercial function across the Asia Middle East Region before being appointed Regional President, Asia Pacific in October 2015.

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 senior line and functional roles with Inchcape Shipping Services over a 13 year period.

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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 member of 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. He has held a number of commercial and line management positions in our cash and security businesses. Graham was responsible for the creation of the UK cash centres outsourcing business in 2001. He became Group Strategy and Development Director in 2008 and joined the executive committee in 2010. He was appointed Regional CEO, Europe in 2013 and the Middle East was added to his portfolio in 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 has had a wide range of legal experience as general counsel for international groups in Europe and the US before joining the Group in 2001 as Group General Counsel. Søren has overall responsibility for all internal and external legal services for G4S Group and 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 Chief Operating Officer, Latin America. In January 2016 Jesus joined the executive committee as Group Strategy and Commercial Director and was appointed to his current role, on 1 January 2018. 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 Latin America and North America. Before DHL, Jesus worked in strategy consulting and investment banking.

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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 corporate communications team which focuses on the Group’s key audiences – media, government, employees and customers. She is also responsible for the Group’s CSR and human rights 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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