Nick Johnson

Member since: Friday, 22 January 2016
Last Visit: Sunday, 28 June 2020
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Winner - Security Consultant of the Year 2020
Winner - Expert Witness Awards 2019
Finalist - Security Excellence Awards 2014-2019

Security Consultant with proven success in implementing corporate security initiatives at Board level to achieve strategic and commercial goals. Extensive experience in security management, assessing threat and risk, security strategy.
Consulting Experience

Nick is Commercial Director and Senior Consultant of IJA with over 18 years experience in advising on all aspects of security risk.

He has undertaken a number of influential roles advising high profile clients on security strategy, formulating security policy and procedures, designing and overseeing the installation of integrated security systems, evaluating and setting up corporate security divisions, undertaking complex security reviews and risk assessments, assessing security personnel and performance of security contractors and advising on security for major corporate and public events.

Nicks experience also extends to many other areas of security include advising on security operations and the recruitment of senior management, staff training, advising on crisis management and business continuity, VIP and personal security, undertaking internal investigations and advising on counter terrorism and technical counter surveillance measures (TCSM).

He has been retained as a security adviser to many leading international banks, law firms and FTSE 100 companies and previously filled the contracted post of Corporate Security Adviser for the global Headquarters of ICI.

He is also an Art Security Specialist having advised mainly leading international museums, art dealers and galleries on security, risk and exhibition design.  Key clients include The British Museum, The Wallace Collection, The National Museum of Norway, Chatsworth House, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Kelvingrove Museum, Christies and Sotheby's to name a few.

He has extensive knowledge of industry best practice, British Standards, and Codes of Practice with regards to manned guarding, mobile patrol and key holding services, cash in transit operations, integrated security systems including access control and intruder alarm systems, security of buildings against crime and the implementation of CCTV schemes and Data Protection implications.

Nick is an appointed technical expert for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and a member of the International Council of Museums. He also gained a Masters in International Business Administration at the Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Risk And Security Management from Cranfield University.

Here is what some of IJA client's have said about NIck's services in recent years:

The British MuseumDirector of Operations and Projects, : "Nick has been invaluable in advising on security risk matters at The British Museum and have played an instrumental role in devising the Museum's long term security strategy and policy as well as advising on a whole range of other security issues including threat and risk, emergency planning, management structure and technical security design."

Coventry Building Society, Head of Security.  "I appreciate the value of getting independent security advice and often refer to them when seeking assistance with a particular security issue."

BBCHead of Corporate Security, : "As added value, IJA provide a personal service that sets them above many other companies in service delivery."They always perform the tasks required with utmost professionalism."

Bath Spa University, Facilities & Services Manager. "Having engaged IJA to conduct a security review, we have been immensely pleased with the way in which Nick has undertaken the research, tackling all areas with a considerate but searching approach ensuring all aspects of campus security were covered." 

Christie's; Global Director of Security.  "We engaged Nick to review our security arrangements which proved extremely beneficial.  IJA were quick to understand our key requirements and parameters in which we operate as well as provide us with both sound advice and clear practial guidance as to what options we should consider when addressing future security needs."


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Building / Site Security Planning, Corporate Security / Management Advice, Manned Guarding Security Assessments / Evaluation, Security Audits and Reviews, Security Strategy & Policy, Security Systems Evaluation, Audit and Assessment, Technical Counter Surveillance Measures (TCSM), Threat and Risk Assessment