Mr. Shai Slagter
Chief Executive Officer (Founder)

Mr. Shai Slagter

Chief Executive Officer (Founder)

sslagter@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066232

Shai founded SQR back in 2012, raising the barrier and establishing a new standard within the security industry.  SQR is already responsible for some of the most sensitive locations and organisations within the UK and abroad.  He has over 28 years experience in the security services both in the public and private sectors. During a 17 year military career, Shai attained the rank of Major where he specialised in counter terrorism planning and operations.  He was also responsible for leading special counter terrorism units with responsibility for all aspects of training, administration, planning and execution.  Shai left the military to work in Russia and Kazakhstan on projects involving the set up and management of operational security structures for the aviation sector.  In 2010 he was the Head of Security for an airline based in the UK and in 2012 he managed the security for Castrol, sponsor of EURO 2012™ Tournament in Poland and Ukraine.  Shai is passionate about ensuring quality in the security industry and applying international standards to training and management.

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Mr. Avi Navama
Director of Operations (Founder)

Mr. Avi Navama

Director of Operations (Founder)

avi@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066232

Avi founded SQR back in 2012, raising the barrier and establishing a new standard within the security industry.  SQR is already responsible for some of the most sensitive locations and organisations within the UK and abroad.  Avi has over 20 years experience
in the security services both in the public and private sectors. As part of a Special Forces unit , Avi specialised in counter terrorism operations. He later joined the Security Agency, where he specialised in operational intelligence and the prevention of terrorism.  Avi has also been responsible for security at the airport, overseeing close protection security for the  Prime Minister and other government ministers and was appointed the security attaché at the Embassy in London. Since leaving the security agency, he entered the private sector as a consultant and operational lead, where he has managed large security operations in the UK and abroad for high profile clients. Avi is passionate about the identification and management of risks, whilst creating client centric solutions to security challenges.

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Mrs. Yael Cole-Slagter
Chief Operations Officer

Mrs. Yael Cole-Slagter

Chief Operations Officer

yael@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066231

Yael has over 20 years experience coordinating events and activities for young people and cultural events for the general public. In the past six years she has increased her sphere of activities to include security planning and management. Yael was the Personal Assistant to the Head of Security at the Embassy in Moscow.  She also worked alongside the Consul in Russia as a Diplomat.  Yael coordinated security for Castrol, sponsor of EURO 2012™ Tournament in Poland and Ukraine and was a volunteer for London 2012 Olympics accompanying one of the teams in the Olympic Village.  Yael is passionate about the safety and security of young people and works with SQR teams across the UK to ensure compliance with industry standards.

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Mr. Timothy Cole
Risk and Strategy Director

Mr. Timothy Cole

Risk and Strategy Director

tim@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066232

Tim has more than 15 years experience as an auditor, both in the public sector, including the National Audit Office, the Ministry of Defence and other government agencies as well as the private sector.  As a senior manager and qualified internal auditor,  he was responsible for identifying and analysing risks and developing strategies for the organisations. He has managed large teams of professionals, ensuring FTSE 100 companies were audited to the highest standards.  He started his career in the parachute regiment, following his attainment of a BSc. in Business and has over 20 years of experience within the security industry. Tim is passionate about, how best to confront the ever changing threats that face the security industry and how we can work in conjunction with our stakeholders to meet these challenges together.

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Ms. Krissy Regan
Special Projects Director

Ms. Krissy Regan

Special Projects Director

krissy@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066231

Krissy has worked in the sports and events industry for more than 20 years.  During that time she has delivered large scale projects for clients in diverse and challenging environments.  Krissy has developed best practise for clients in safety and security and over the past 6 years working with BP and Shell to deliver safe and secure events in South Africa, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil and Japan for more than 20,000 guests.  Krissy’s work includes project management, stakeholder engagement, health and safety planning, security planning, crisis management, team training and deployment and client management.   Krissy has been based in the UK for the past 13 years and has lived in worked in several countries including Australia, Vietnam, Poland, China, Ireland and South Africa.  Krissy is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and ensuring guest experience is be maximised whilst maintaining a safe and secure approach.

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Ms. Zoe Watson
Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Zoe Watson

Chief Compliance Officer

zoe@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066231

Zoe Watson – over 15 years experience, including 10 years in the UK regulator of private security, performing operational, commercial and project & programme management roles, Zoe brings a wealth of regulatory and business acumen to SQR.

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Mr. Chris Hemmings
Operations Manager

Mr. Chris Hemmings

Operations Manager

c.hemmings@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2036681501

Chris has over 20 years service with The British Army serving throughout the world and on leaving was a senior non-commissioned officer. Since leaving the Army Chris as worked as a Close Protection Officer to A-list stars and UHNW individuals and their families, working along-side British and foreign, royal and diplomatic protection teams.  Chris is passionate about surveillance and delivers SQR training courses specialising in surveillance techniques and reconnaissance.

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Mr. Poorang Shahabi
Head of SQR’s Centre of Exellence

Mr. Poorang Shahabi

Head of SQR’s Centre of Exellence

poorang@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2036752757

Poorang has a 33 years experience in management and provision of security at different levels in a wide spectrum of industries. He has designed and managed protocols and overseen implementation of security in the private sector for venues, festivals and individuals. For many years Poorang also specialised in teaching self-defence based on his three decades of martial arts training and instructing.  Poorang is passionate about training and skill development for the security industry and SQR employees.

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Ms. Wai Ann Chan
Security Coordinator

Ms. Wai Ann Chan

Security Coordinator

waiann@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030316410

Wai Ann has over 14 years’ experience in Education Management within Student Services, Scheduling, Administration and Admissions. She has worked with UK and American Universities as well as educational communities such as awarding bodies, UKVI (UK Visas & Immigration), UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and QAA (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education). Having been exposed to different nationalities and cultures from her education, work and travels, she is also able to speak Cantonese, Mandarin, French and Italian. Using her organisational and management skills, Wai Ann’s focus is managing the CPOs’ work assignments and schedules to ensure smooth running of each operation.

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Mr. Tony Patten
Contract Manager

Mr. Tony Patten

Contract Manager

tony@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2036681501

Tony has over 20 years of experience in corporate security, and brings a vast amount of knowledge to SQR into this sector of the company having worked at every level from Security officer, supervisor, site manager and contract manager. Including over 10 years’ experience in on site management on single occupancy and multi tenanted buildings across central London.

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Ms. Monika Ripenbein
Screening & Vetting Manager

Ms. Monika Ripenbein

Screening & Vetting Manager

monika@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2036972590

Monika has over eight years’ experience in recruitment and resourcing within the recruitment environment. She has recruited for various clients and job roles, from administration and accounts through to senior management roles. She has also been involved in designing the training processes within other sectors, such as sales and hospitality in Poland, United States and the UK.  After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching, she worked in the United States and then moved to England where she continued to develop within HR and the Recruitment sector. Using her training and organisation skills, Monika has always worked closely with the candidates, leading them through the process of recruitment, training and induction.

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Mr. Elvis Eno-Osagie
Security Projects and Training

Mr. Elvis Eno-Osagie

Security Projects and Training

elvis@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030316410

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Ms. Nicole Elias-Student
Recruitment Manager

Ms. Nicole Elias-Student

Recruitment Manager

nicole@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066229

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Mr. Adam Cole
Office Manager

Mr. Adam Cole

Office Manager

adam@sqrgroup.com

+44(0)2030066229

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