ABOUT RESTRATA

Restrata has over 15 years of experience maximising
safety and security procedures for our clients.

WHY DO WE EXIST?

We are determined to challenge the duty of care status quo. From the Latin “Res” for resilient and “Strata” for layers,
we strive to ensure every business and every person is protected

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OUR STORY

Since 2006, Restrata has been on a mission to optimise business operations with the effective management of safety and security risks. With offices across the world, a strong heritage of projects in the UK and Europe, and a focus on expansion across the Middle East and Africa, Restrata is here to share our knowledge and expertise across the globe as we help develop critical infrastructure and national security strategies. 

Following a successful merger with the Stirling Group in 2016, Restrata occupies a unique position in the industry. Our team has the expertise, knowledge and experience required to consult, deliver, manage and outsource effectively in order to meet our clients needs even in the most demanding workplace. 

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

In a world of evolving risks, Restrata’s founding principle was to overcome technological frontiers in order to enable improved security and safety outcomes. Since then, we have been protecting assets and managing incidents in some of the most challenging environments on earth.

Technology is still at the heart of our operation. Using our platform and services, Restrata is committed to driving the digitisation of safety and security to ensure organisations can achieve maximum resilience.

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MEET OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Chris Stgeorge

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. He has delivered consistent and high returns operating in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets and complex sectors.

Botan Osman

Botan Osman
CEO and acting CTO

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.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor
CFO

Since January 2016 Mike has served as Finance Director following the merger with Stirling, where he was Finance Director from 2015. Mike originally joined Restrata as Head of Planning and Treasury within the group’s holding company. In this role, he assisted in the execution of several group acquisitions.

Will Follett

Will Follett
Vice President Sales, MEA

Will has been involved in Workforce Development for over 15 years, and has managed, directed and led training, assessment development and a variety of projects across Government and Private Sector organisations. Since joining Restrata in 2009, Will has managed safety, security and risk management initiatives in over 35 countries.

Greg S

Greg Simpson
Sales Manager

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.

David Grey

David Gray
Director of Marketing

David joined Restrata as Marketing Director in March 2021. With a background in promoting innovative technology and software in start-ups and SME organisations, he brings the capability required by the business to promote the products and services Restrata offers.

Hiran G

Hiran Gunaratne
Head of Software Delivery

Hiran joined Restrata in 2019 as Head of Software Delivery and brought with him over 20 years of experience in driving teams to deliver innovative, value-adding enterprise IT solutions to leading global companies in airline, airport, retail logistics and safety management industries.

Alex Craxton

Alex Craxton
Product Manager

After several years managing the SAP Concur Locate solution, Alex became Product Manager of the Restrata Platform in 2019. Alex’s background in product management, design and strategy involved growing many innovative start-ups through early stages into acquisition.

Justin V

Justin Vaughan
Head of Partnerships

Joining Restrata in October 2017, Justin is a key member of the security consultancy division, responsible for delivering physical security and technology consulting projects for clients across the MENA, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. He has experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, critical national infrastructure and government.

Neil P

Neil Purcell
Head of Consultancy

Neil oversees various security and design projects around the globe in his role leading Restrata’s consultancy team. He is a seasoned professional within the Security field with over 20 years experience of Electronic, Physical, and Integrated Security System design, Threat and Risk Assessments, and Project Management.

Stephen Morte

Stephen Morte
Head of Projects & Training, MEA

Steve leads the team responsible for the creation of training courses and programs, as well as client delivery. He has experience across general management, operations management and manufacturing management.

Simon Marwick

Simon Marwick
Head of Global Operations Command Centre (GOCC) and UK Operations

Already an experienced military officer, since joining Restrata in 2014 Simon has continued to build upon and improve a large number of standard operating procedures within the Global Command Center and response consultancy.

Lisle

Lisle Skriker
HR and Business Support Manager

Lisle became HR manager at Restrata in July 2019 after initially joining in January 2018 as HR Executive. Lisle has assisted in setting up the Business Support Team and oversees Restrata’s administration requirements and office management in the Dubai office.

Craig Menzies

Craig Menzies
Head of Emergency, Crisis and Continuity Preparedness

Craig joined Restrata in 2013 following a 30-year career in Police Scotland. He has vast experience in dealing with complex incidents and crises in his roles as a Police Commander, Force Control Room Manager, Firearms Commander, Royalty Protection Officer and Command and Control Instructor at the Scottish Police College.

Nagisa S

Nagisa Shibata
Business Development Director — Asia Pacific

Nagisa has over 10 years’ experience in security and risk management in both the public and private sector as a services provider. She previously served as Programme Director for a group company (Olive Group/Constellis), building firm relationships with the government and leading Japanese corporations.

SENIOR ADVISORS

John Donlon

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.

Alex Baird

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.

John Yourstone

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 Stgeorge

David St. George
Co-Founder

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. 

Tim Surridge

Tim Surridge
Director

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.

OUR TEAM

Chris Stgeorge

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. He has delivered consistent and high returns operating in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets and complex sectors.

Botan Osman

Botan Osman
CEO and acting CTO

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.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor
CFO

Since January 2016 Mike has served as Finance Director following the merger with Stirling, where he was Finance Director from 2015. Mike originally joined Restrata as Head of Planning and Treasury within the group’s holding company. In this role, he assisted in the execution of several group acquisitions.

Will Follett

Will Follett
Vice President Sales, MEA

Will has been involved in Workforce Development for over 15 years, and has managed, directed and led training, assessment development and a variety of projects across Government and Private Sector organisations. Since joining Restrata in 2009, Will has managed safety, security and risk management initiatives in over 35 countries.

Greg S

Greg Simpson
Sales Manager

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.

David Grey

David Gray
Director of Marketing

David joined Restrata as Marketing Director in March 2021. With a background in promoting innovative technology and software in start-ups and SME organisations, he brings the capability required by the business to promote the products and services Restrata offers.

Hiran G

Hiran Gunaratne
Head of Software Delivery

Hiran joined Restrata in 2019 as Head of Software Delivery and brought with him over 20 years of experience in driving teams to deliver innovative, value-adding enterprise IT solutions to leading global companies in airline, airport, retail logistics and safety management industries.

Alex Craxton

Alex Craxton
Product Manager

After several years managing the SAP Concur Locate solution, Alex became Product Manager of the Restrata Platform in 2019. Alex’s background in product management, design and strategy involved growing many innovative start-ups through early stages into acquisition.

Justin V

Justin Vaughan
Head of Partnerships

Joining Restrata in October 2017, Justin is a key member of the security consultancy division, responsible for delivering physical security and technology consulting projects for clients across the MENA, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. He has experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, critical national infrastructure and government.

Neil P

Neil Purcell
Head of Consultancy

Neil oversees various security and design projects around the globe in his role leading Restrata’s consultancy team. He is a seasoned professional within the Security field with over 20 years experience of Electronic, Physical, and Integrated Security System design, Threat and Risk Assessments, and Project Management.

Stephen Morte

Stephen Morte
Head of Projects & Training, MEA

Steve leads the team responsible for the creation of training courses and programs, as well as client delivery. He has experience across general management, operations management and manufacturing management.

Simon Marwick

Simon Marwick
Head of Global Operations Command Centre (GOCC) and UK Operations

Already an experienced military officer, since joining Restrata in 2014 Simon has continued to build upon and improve a large number of standard operating procedures within the Global Command Center and response consultancy.

Lisle

Lisle Skriker
HR and Business Support Manager

Lisle became HR manager at Restrata in July 2019 after initially joining in January 2018 as HR Executive. Lisle has assisted in setting up the Business Support Team and oversees Restrata’s administration requirements and office management in the Dubai office.

Craig Menzies

Craig Menzies
Head of Emergency, Crisis and Continuity Preparedness

Craig joined Restrata in 2013 following a 30-year career in Police Scotland. He has vast experience in dealing with complex incidents and crises in his roles as a Police Commander, Force Control Room Manager, Firearms Commander, Royalty Protection Officer and Command and Control Instructor at the Scottish Police College.

Nagisa S

Nagisa Shibata
Business Development Director — Asia Pacific

Nagisa has over 10 years’ experience in security and risk management in both the public and private sector as a services provider. She previously served as Programme Director for a group company (Olive Group/Constellis), building firm relationships with the government and leading Japanese corporations.

SENIOR ADVISORS

John Donlon

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.

Alex Baird

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.

John Yourstone

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 Stgeorge

David St. George
Co-Founder

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. 

Tim Surridge

Tim Surridge
Director

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.

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