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

Chief Executive Officer

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

Chief Financial Officer

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.


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 Crowdicity, a global leader in Enterprise Collaboration software. Crowdicity 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 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 solutions, with a focus on incident and crisis management, continuity preparedness, 24/7 monitoring and response. Greg has helped global organisations achieve resilience and improve their response at local, regional and global levels.


Hemen Askary

Regional Country Manager

Previously owning and managing his own business, Hemen has over 7+ years experience in introducing new products into new markets. Since joining Restrata in 2018 Hemen has been responsible for go to market and SAAS growth, focused on Iraq and moving into levant and Central Asia regions.


Talal Shawwa

Regional Vice President Sales MEA

Talal drives go-to-market plans for Restrata’s software sales in Middle East & Africa. He has over 20 years of experience and track record of achievement in MEA and GCC in particular. Before joining Restrata, he worked in sales leadership roles at Hexagon ALI, PAS Global, Oracle and Bentley Systems. 


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Dan Tostado

Vice President Sales, Americas

Dan is focused on expanding Restrata's business throughout the Americas. He has over 20 years experience in the international Oil & Gas industry delivering impactful technology solutions, including several years working in the high-tech sector. Dan recently spent 10 years at Ikon Science in leadership roles and is based in Houston, Texas.


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. 


Mike Osborne

Senior Advisor

Mike Osborne is the former Vice President Global Security and CSO for Kinross Gold Corporation based in Toronto, Ontario.  Mike served in that role for 15 years.  Upon retirement, Mike began providing advisory services for mining, manufacturing and technology companies.  Mike is a security professional with over 30 years of combined federal law enforcement and international corporate security experience.  Mike is board certified by the American Society for Industrial Security as a Certified Protection Professional.  Mike is also recognised as a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mike’s areas of expertise include conducting complex fraud investigations throughout the world, developing and implementing security compliance and governance programs, and managing multifaceted global security matters.  

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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