Providing Protection in Ireland – The Post-Brexit Landscape | Garry Bergin

Two captivating topics for this week’s interview. Executive Protection opportunities in the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit and taking academia to the next level with a Doctorate in Security focused on EP. This week we are thrilled to welcome Ireland ISRM Chapter Chair Garry Bergin to the podcast to look at:

  • How can international operators find effective local partners?
  • What opportunities for EP have emerged following company relocations to Ireland?
  • How can you navigate the gap in the Irish EP licensing system as an operator?
  • What qualifications will make you stand out and get noticed?
  • What can we learn from Garry’s ongoing Doctorate focussing on EP and security?

About Garry:

Garry Bergin PC; MSc; CSyP®; CPP®; CPOI®; FSyI; F.ISRM is a highly qualified and experienced security professional, with over two decades of security operations management experience across a variety of security industry sectors where he has managed some of the largest multi-national security contracts in Ireland. Garry holds an MSc in Security Management and is currently studying towards a Professional Doctorate at the University of Portsmouth focusing on the development of training programmes for the security industry internationally. He is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) and an ASIS Board Certified CPP®.

A Peace Commissioner appointed by the Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, he is a Fellow of both the Security Institute and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) as well as an IFPO Certified Protection Officer Instructor CPOI®. He is the former Vice-Chair of ASIS Ireland Chapter and current Chair of the ISRM Ireland Chapter. A Director, Board Member and Lecturer with the Security Institute of Ireland, Garry also serves as an Advisory Board Member to IFPO UK & Ireland. In 2021, Garry was ranked #11 by IFSEC in the Commercial Security (Thought Leader/ Academic/ Association Figure) category. Garry also won the Irish OSPA – Outstanding Security Consultant in 2002


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