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30 April - 2 May 2024
NEC, Birmingham


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Philip Grindell

Philip Grindell

CEO & Founder, Defuse Global
Philip Grindell MSc CSyp Founder & CEO Philip has rapidly become known as the UK thought leader in Protective Intelligence, Behavioural Threat Management and the protection of prominent figures' privacy, reputation and safety, regularly commenting on this subject in the media. Philip has the unique experience of having been taught threat assessment directly from Dr Robert Fein, one of the authors of the US Secret Service's Exceptional Case Study Project. He founded the consultancy Defuse in 2019, specialising in countering unwanted attention to family offices and HNW individuals. Previously, Philip served as a New Scotland Yard Detective in the Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations Command for 30 years, during which he was seconded to British Intelligence for 3 years. As a Counter Terrorist Security Coordinator, he coordinated security plans protecting events with the British Royal Family, Military and Government. Following the assassination of Jo Cox MP in 2016, Philip was responsible for setting up The Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team (PLaIT) a new protective intelligence and investigative team in the UK Parliament. He was responsible for identifying the next attack planned in 2017, which prevented an MP and a Police Officer from being killed. Philip is currently writing his first book 'FEEL SAFER The definitive guide to personal safety in public life' Philip launched The Defuse Podcast in 2022 bringing together globally renowned experts to discuss the latest research and practices that ensure the safety of family offices and HNW individuals. Philip has an MSc in Security Management and is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP).  

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