Evolving the way organisations achieve resilience

By providing an organisation-wide solution, we empower every industry to achieve and maintain optimal levels of preparedness, adaptability and response in the face of dynamic risks and disruption of any scale.

Leadership team

Chris St. George

Chairman and Co-Founder

Chris has been Restrata’s co-founder and Chairman since 2006. He is an investor, entrepreneur and business operator with a 20-year track record of building business and creating shareholder value. Delivering consistent and high returns, operating in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets and complex sectors.


Botan Osman


Botan was appointed as CEO in 2017 having previously served as Global Director for Business Development and as Country Director Kurdistan. Botan joined Restrata in 2013 from the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, where he founded the KRG Department of IT and served as its head. 


Tim Surridge


Tim is an experienced finance professional with a track record of working with growth companies to create value. He was the CFO of Olive Group, a Dubai based security solution provider, and was previously CFO and an Executive Director at Dangote Cement plc, Nigeria’s largest cement producer.


Jonathan Barrett

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Jonathan oversees and strategically guides Restrata’s global go-to-market operations. He has a wealth of experience in growing businesses and creating customer value gained in leadership roles at technology brands such as Cisco, Dell and Microsoft and more recently in start-up and hyper-growth scale-up organisations providing SaaS solutions.


Nick Wright

Chief Product Officer

As CPO, Nick is responsible for driving Restrata’s global product strategy and operations. With over 20 years in product and technology, Nick has successfully built and exited a number of SaaS startups including co-founding Crowdicty, a global leader in Enterprise Collaboration software. Crowdivcity was successfully acquired by Madallia Inc and continues to thrive.


David Ives

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, David drives the Technology function to scale the current platform and deliver new product lines. David has over 20 years of experience in Technology, with more than 15 as a technical leader. Throughout his career, David has led organisations in sectors including Fintech, Healthtech and Martech. His focus has always been building exceptional teams to deliver business growth.


Raluca Donea

Marketing Director

Raluca drives Restrata’s marketing strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 10 years' B2B tech and SaaS marketing experience, helping businesses at different stages of growth and maturity to successfully develop their value proposition or reposition to drive adoption, improve retention, accelerate growth and scale successfully.


Anna Sheward

Head of People

Anna is responsible for all people functions, overseeing the company’s HR and Recruiting operations. Anna has over 15 years of HR and Recruitment leadership experience, holding positions including Head of Resourcing, and Group HR Manager for Olive Group. She started her career working as a headhunter focused on emerging markets.


Customer outreach

Emily McDonald

Head of Customer Success

Emily is responsible for all Customer Success activities at Restrata. Her experience sits firmly in delivering customer value, and ensuring customers are set up for success from onboarding and implementation, through to launch and beyond. Emily brings experience in managing customer projects across a range of technology focused industries, and in both public and private sectors.


Tim Willis

Customer Engagement Director

Tim's focus is to grow the business with existing and new clients across various industries. With over 20 years in the military and corporate security spheres, he has extensive security operations experience having supported clients in managing crises across Africa and the Middle East, working for some of the world's leading risk consultancies and security assistance companies.


Greg Simpson

Business Development Director, Europe

Greg joined Restrata in 2019 and is responsible for the delivery of services for existing and new customers across Restrata’s Emergency, Crisis and Continuity Preparedness, 24/7 Monitoring and Response and Restrata Platform service lines.


Senior advisors

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John Donlon QPM

Senior Advisor

John Donlon advises Restrata on Policing, Port Security, Critical National Infrastructure Protection, Major Sporting Events and Counter Terrorism. John joined Restrata after 34 years with the Police Service where he was a Chief Officer within the National Counter Terrorism Policing Command. He provided the strategic policing lead on all matters within the Protect and Prepare portfolios of the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy, CONTEST.

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Alex Baird

Senior Advisor

Zimbabwean born entrepreneur  with interests in Energy, Telecommunications, Mining, Agriculture and the Petroleum sectors. Alex holds a postgraduate (MBA) in international business and is an Electrical /mechanical engineer by profession. Over the last 25 years, Alex has been predominantly involved in the acquisition and delivery of large scale technology focused Infrastructure projects  for National Oil companies.

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John Yourston

Senior Advisor

John is a highly experienced security and business sector professional with a proven track record of commercial success. Following an accomplished  career in the British Army, he transitioned to the commercial sector and as a founding director of Olive Group, was instrumental in building a small start up company in a niche sector of the security market to a multimillion dollar turnover,technology integration and training organisation. 

Board members

David St. George


David was the co-founder and Co-Chairman of Olive Group, a Dubai based security solution provider, from 2003 until its merger with Constellis Holdings in 2015. David was previously a Director at Union Bancaire Privée, where he managed portfolios of hedge funds on behalf of private clients.


Join our team

Restrata are always on the lookout for ambitious and safety-conscious individuals. If you share our vision, why not join us?

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