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G4S Announces Director of Global Ports Solutions

Leading global security solutions group G4S today announces the appointment of David Fairnie as Director – Global Ports Solutions as part of its continuing strategy to strengthen its key sector capabilities
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David joins from DP World where, as Director of Security, he was responsible for developing and implementing a global security strategy to guarantee regulatory compliance at all DP World terminal operations, and ensuring compliance with emerging global supply chain security programmes and initiatives.

David was also responsible for successfully implementing the world’s first ISO 28000 standard for supply chain security management systems, initially at DP World’s head office in Dubai and subsequently across the company’s global terminal portfolio.

Prior to his time at DP World, David worked for Hart Security as Director of Maritime and Supply Chain Security where he was responsible for developing the company’s Maritime and Supply Chain consultancy services. At Hart, David led a team of consultants who worked for government and private industry clients conducting Port Facility Security Assessments and designing security solutions to comply with international legislation.

David’s appointment is the latest in a number of senior level sector head positions being created by G4S as it looks to strengthen its total outsourcing capabilities and become a strategic business partner in sectors where security is key.

G4S has been providing a wide range of security services to ports throughout the world for a number of years, including provision of security related services in Gothenburg, Sweden, Bergen in Norway, and Dover in the UK. G4S’ expertise ranges from providing the full suite of daily security needs to port operators as well as supporting their compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code legislation and additional relevant national regulations.

David, who is based in Dubai and has recently started his role, will create a strategy for developing business in the ports sector focusing on large outsourcing opportunities, and will work in collaboration with relevant G4S regions and businesses to build on existing expertise and customer relationships globally.

David reports to G4S Group Strategy and Development Director Graham Levinsohn, who said: “This new role will strengthen our capability in one of the key sectors that is central to our strategy. David brings with him a wealth of experience within the ports sector, and his expertise in new and evolving compliance, systems and supply chain integration requirements will be pivotal in helping us take advantage of the global opportunities existing in the port and maritime supply chain sector. “

David said: “I am delighted to be joining G4S at a time when the organisation is embarking on an exciting business strategy that will transform how it does business. As port security standards continue to evolve and improve, G4S is positioning itself to provide high value adding, end-to-end security solutions that will help revolutionise 21st century port security.”