Advisors

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Michael Gradon

Senior Advisor

Michael Gradon

Senior Advisor

Michael studied law at Downing College, Cambridge and then qualified as a solicitor and practised corporate law at Slaughter & May as a trainee solicitor. He spent 20 years at FTSE 100 conglomerate The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). Roles at P&O included Group Company Secretary...

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Michael Gradon

Senior Advisor

Michael studied law at Downing College, Cambridge and then qualified as a solicitor and practised corporate law at Slaughter & May as a trainee solicitor. He spent 20 years at FTSE 100 conglomerate The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). Roles at P&O included Group Company Secretary, Group Commercial & Legal Director (twice nominated as one of the leading five lawyers in business in the UK), member of the Main Board for 8 years, Chairman P&O Estates, Chief Executive London Gateway (a £1.5 billion infrastructure project to create Europe’s largest business park and one of its largest ports) , and Chairman of the La Manga Club resort, Spain. Since leaving P&O following its takeover by Dubai Ports World, he has been NED and Remuneration Committee Chair of Grosvenor Limited (a major UK real estate company), Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Modern Water plc (an AIM-listed developer of new technologies for the water industry), 15 years on the Board of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and Wimbledon Championships, the world’s premier tennis club/tournament serving as Chair of Committees with oversight of global TV rights, retailing, licensing, digital, Official Suppliers (sponsors) , hospitality, finance, risk and HR, and NED and Compensation Committee Chair of Genesis Lease (a NYSE-listed aircraft leasing company). Currently He is a Non-executive Director of Aercap Holdings NV, the world’s largest owner of passenger aircraft owner and largest aircraft leasing company with assets of about US$40 billion, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Non-executive director of Exclusive Hotels, a family owned collection of UK country house hotels including Pennyhill Park Hotel, base of the England rugby team, and Co-founder/CEO of Game4Padel aiming to be the UK market leader of padel tennis, the world’s fastest growing racket sport. He represented Cambridge University in tennis and real tennis and Northamptonshire in tennis.

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John Donlon

Senior Advisor

John Donlon

Senior Advisor

John Donlon advises Restrata  on Policing, Port Security, Critical National Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism. John joined Restrata after 33 years with the Police Service where he was working for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism and Allied Matters)...

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John Donlon

Senior Advisor

John Donlon advises Restrata  on Policing, Port Security, Critical National Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism. John joined Restrata after 33 years with the Police Service where he was working for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism and Allied Matters). He is an internationally recognised intelligence and protective security expert for designing security and risk management strategies and policies. He is a specialist in development of different counter terrorist tactics and technologies for the physical protection of people and premises. John is also a highly effective facilitator and negotiator, who uses well developed interpersonal skills and has strongly influenced and shaped central governmental policies over a number of years. He is currently the President of European Association of Airport and Seaport Police, a Director of the International Interport Police, a Fellow of the Security Institute and an Executive Board Member of National Aviation Security Committee.

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Alex Baird

Senior Advisor

Alex Baird

Senior Advisor

Zimbabwean born entrepreneur of dual nationality (British & Zimbabwean) with historical family business interests in Africa centred on Energy, Telecommunications, Mining, Agriculture and the Petroleum sectors. Alex holds a postgraduate (MBA) in international business and is an Electrical /mechanical engineer...

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Alex Baird

Senior Advisor

Zimbabwean born entrepreneur of dual nationality (British & Zimbabwean) with historical family business interests in Africa centred on 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 / programs for International / National Oil companies, Government initiatives in Defence / Security, Multinational organisations, Mining and Power corporations across the Middle East, Africa and Asian regions.

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Nagisa Shibata

Business Development Director - Asia Pacific

Nagisa Shibata

Business Development Director - Asia Pacific

Nagisa has over 10 years’ experience in security and risk management in the public and private sector as a services provider. Before joining in Restrata, She worked for a group company (Olive Group/Constellis) and she served as a Programme Director at Olive Group / Constellis and...

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Nagisa Shibata

Business Development Director - Asia Pacific

Nagisa has over 10 years’ experience in security and risk management in the public and private sector as a services provider. Before joining Restrata, she worked for a group company (Olive Group/Constellis) and she served as a Programme Director at Olive Group / Constellis and built firm relationships with government and leading Japanese corporations. She provided a wide range of security services for Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and other challenging countries to support the said clients in managing the security risks emanating from terrorism and crime, and preparing for crisis situations. Nagisa has over 20 years’ experience on client relationship management. She is committed to the clients satisfactory and long lasting client relationship.

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John Yourston

Senior Advisor

John Yourston

Senior Advisor

John is  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...

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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, broad spectrum security, technology integration and training organisation.  Following 6 years of active operational leadership in the Group's rapid growth and commercial success, John let the Group to assist Royal Dutch Shell corporate security department in preparing their strategic entry strategy to Iraq. As their senior advisor on security operations,  he oversaw the operational implementation and co-ordination of all security projects in support of Shell's hydrocarbon endeavours in the Southern Iraq oil fields.  John left Shell in May 2015 to concentrate on providing bespoke security consultancy services. Prior to his commercial career, John was a professional soldier and spent 25 years in the British Army, most notably as a member of 22 Special Air Service Regiment.  During his service, he accumulated substantial operational experience in many theaters.  John was awarded the Military Medal (MM) during operations in Gulf War 1 and was mentioned In Dispatches for Special Duties/Counter Terrorism service in Northern Ireland. He is also a graduate of Leicester University and hold a Masters degree (MSc) in Security and Risk Management.