David Collett MC

On-call expert security consultant

Personal background:

An experienced ex-Special Air Service officer and military helicopter pilot with 15 years spent first as Director of Operations and then Director of Security Services at ArmorGroup (1997-2008) responsible for:

  • 5000 ArmorGroup staff in Africa and the Middle East;
  • senior management of international security consultancy and programmes in sectors that included: oil, gas, mining, governments and NGOs;
  • immediate response to the unexpected often involving high risk situations.

Since 2009, completed security consultancy projects as an independent in: Afghanistan, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Iraq, Libya, Mozambique, Oman, Tanzania, UAE and UK.

Consultancy skills and personal qualities:

A strong team leader with extensive operational experience, an acute commercial awareness, cultural awareness and a tight focus on achieving project objectives. His specialist training and skills enable him to deliver high grade assessments of the status of the current and future security situation on sensitive sites and in challenging environments and then plan and build sustainable resilience within multi-cultural organisations.


  • The Military Cross for service in The Parachute Regiment in The Falklands Islands (1982);
  • The Sultan of Oman’s Distinguished Service Medal for the set-up and command of the Sultan of Oman’s Special Forces Regiment (1990-1996).