- LEADERSHIP -
A former Commander at New Scotland Yard, Richard Walton was Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) between 2011-2016 having spent the majority of his thirty-year policing career in the counter-terrorism field.
Richard was Head of Counter Terrorism for London during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
He has travelled extensively to countries affected by terrorism, providing advice to governments in South and South-East Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. He lectures in the UK and is a regular key note speaker at international conferences on counter-terrorism and counter-extremism.
Richard is a Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a Counter Terrorism Consultant for CBS News in the U.S.A. and regularly presents on British and international media networks.
In 2015, he featured in the ‘Debrett’s 500’ list of most influential people in Britain in recognition of his contribution to countering terrorism.
He holds a BSc Hons degree in Policing and Police Studies from Portsmouth University and a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).
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Marshall Kent BSc (Open) FCMI has over 30 years operational experience within the police, government and corporate sectors.
He was formerly the operational lead for Counter-Terrorism Protective Security at New Scotland Yard, responsible for specialised terrorist threat and risk assessments, planning and delivery of high profile security operations and major events.
During the London 2012 Olympic Games, as Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator, he was responsible for the formulation and delivery of the security plan for the Heads of State & Government Reception at Buckingham Palace on the Olympic Opening Ceremony night, the largest ever VIP security and protection operation in the UK.
Marshall had responsibility for protective security for over 500 events per year in London and led high profile reviews of physical security, the movement of protected individuals and protective security operations (e.g. royal Events, royal palaces, government & diplomatic premises).
Marshall has experience within the corporate sector with the City of London Corporation, driving changes and improvements in the delivery of corporate security, board level threat recognition and risk mitigation. He has also undertaken security reviews and given advice on operational delivery at State Visits.
In December 2016, Marshall was selected as a Specialist (Associate) HMIC Inspector in respect of counter-terrorism policing. In February 2017 Marshall was appointed by the Home Office (Office for Security & Counter Terrorism OSCT) as a Security Advisor to the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace.