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About Our Team

Saher (UK) Ltd's Directors come from both senior policing and commercial backgrounds thus blending practical operational policing and security needs with the needs of companies in both the public and private sector. We understand the need to cut costs and not corners when it comes to security.

In addition to the core Director team, its Associates are all experts in their fields. They are experienced in dealing with a variety of security related issues including crisis management, counter terrorism, training and evaluation and other aspects of policing operations. This operational expertise is supplemented and enhanced by expertise in the fields of ethics and legal issues where a particular focus on biometrics / border control and eJustice is required.

Complementing this expertise, Saher has considerable expertise in both the design and delivery of national and EU funded projects. They have access to an extensive network of key personnel from within the police service and academia making them ideally placed to form the bridge between end users and the wider research community to ensure research activity meet policing and law enforcement needs.

The addition of legal and ethical expertise from Academia within the company means Saher (UK) Ltd possesses both academic and police legal / ethical expertise and is uniquely placed to ensure security research activities are innovative, operationally robust, commercially viable and ethically / legally sound.

Our team members

Meredydd Hughes CBE QPM
Company Director

In his 32 year Police career, Meredydd Hughes served in four of the largest UK Forces and on secondment to the Home Office. He has extensive and comprehensive experience in both territorial and specialist uniformed operational policing with an emphasis on the leadership of large scale public and sporting events, critical incidents, public order, roads policing and firearms operations. A Chief Police Officer since 1999 in Greater Manchester, he commanded the successful planning and delivery of the Commonwealth Games. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in South Yorkshire in September 2002, and appointed as Chief Constable on 1 September 2004. Under his leadership, the Force became rated by the HMIC as one of the four most improved forces in the Country. He led the response to the South Yorkshire flooding of 2006, and oversaw a number of successful major events and incidents, retaining his status as a Gold Public Order and Firearms Commander. Nationally he represented the Association of Chief Police Officers as the Head of Roads Policing, and for over 5 years as Head of the Unformed Operations Business Area. His responsibilities included the oversight of all Police firearms issues, public order, roads policing, specialist operations and emergency planning. He delivered a key strand of Police planning for the 2012 Olympic Games, and also the operational policy and guideline changes to the service following London Stockwell and the “G20” Disorder in London. In 2005, he led the ACPO team co-ordinating the England and Wales resources for the G8 Summit at Gleneagles; and played a leading role in the national response to the 7th July bombings in London. In 2010 he coordinated the policing of the Papal visit to the UK. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2006 New Year Honours List the Institute of Directors awarded him the “Chartered director of the Year Award “for 2011, and in the 2012 New Year Honours List received a CBE.

David Fortune
Company Director

In his 30 years policing career he and took a leading role in police and security innovation and strategic engagement with Europe. He was a founding director of the UK regional Fraud Forum which aimed to tackle fraud and ID theft by way of education, awareness and improved investigations and was the Police Project Director of the establishment of a Business Crime Reduction Centre which protects SMEs from e-crime and other forms of crime. Working at a European level he became highly experienced in delivering and developing new DG Home, FP7 and H2020 security proposals. He is also an accredited EU proposal evaluator and project reviewer on behalf of REA at the European Commission. Aside from his project based work on numerous EU projects including ODYSSEY (Organised Crime), DISASTER (Crisis Management) , NEXES (Crisis Management) , COMPOSITE (Policing) , DARIUS ( UAV Search and Rescue) , ATHENA ( Social Media) , TRANSRAD (Terrorism / Prevent Radicalisation) and others he was also the chairman and UK representative on Europol’s Expert group on property crime. He sits as a board member of CENTRIC at Sheffield Hallam University and has also led the independent evaluation of projects for DG Home focusing on the prevention of radicalisation – Projects ISDEP and SAMRT CV.

Andrew Brown
Company Director

Andrew is an experienced CEO, Chairman and Chartered Engineer and has held senior level technology and business development roles within British Telecom, ECI Telecom and Alcatel Lucent and with Consultancy companies. He is a Chartered Engineer with a proven track record in business development and operational management in the UK, Europe and Far East.

International experience includes building business development, operational and support teams across Europe, Middle East and Asia including the set-up of a company office in Singapore and developing telecommunications businesses across the Asia Pacific rim.

He leads on market analysis, IP, Commercialisation aspects of the company’s activities, sales and inward investment.

Professor Juliet Lodge

Juliet is a world renowned expert in the area of ethics and technology within the public safety environment. She is Professor and Co Director of Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence University of Leeds (UK); Research Associate of the Centre for Cybercrime and Security, Univ of Newcastle (UK) and OHU Co:llab, Berlin. Her current research focuses on biometrics, EU ICT and their impact on human security, ethics and society; interoperability for internal and external security, judicial and civil cooperation; privacy, border management and cross border information exchange. She has presented evidence on many occasions to national parliamentary scrutiny committees and to the European Parliament on these issues. Her current research projects include EU ICT ethics, and their impact on human security and society; interoperability for internal and external security, judicial and civil cooperation; ICTs and ethics; privacy enhancing technologies; national parliamentary scrutiny of the above; communications and e-governance. Previous research on f6p eJustice, Challenge, R4eGov; advisor to several FP7 projects on the above issues; and on biometrics, borders and security – programme partner in several FP7 programmes and networks on biometrics, incl: BEST. She is currently working with EU consuls, police, fraud and local authorities on EU border management and control biometrics, visas and citizens, human security and ICTs; interoperability and cross border information exchange in practice. She has published more than 17 books on the EU (as author, co-author/editor, including: Are you who you say you are: the EU and biometric borders? (2007); and Quantum Surveillance (2010); and over 250+ peer reviewed single authored papers on information and communications technologies, biometrics, human security, EU internal security and biometricised borders; the EU, institutions, constitutional reform and Euro elections; and international affairs.

Daniel Nagel

is a member of the IT Law Department of BRP Renaud & Partner. He focuses his practice on online and offline privacy issues, data security and international law. Nagel is a permanent contributor to the Austrian UN CISG database, a member of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, University of Leeds, a fellow of the Tech and Law Center, Milan and an external mentor for start-ups at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. He studied law at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Innsbruck and at Leeds University. He has published numerous papers in the field of privacy and co-authored the book "Digital Whoness: Identity, Privacy and Freedom in the Cyberworld" with M. Eldred and R. Capurro.

Directors include:

Meredydd Hughes CBE QPM
Company Director

In his 32 year Police career, Meredydd Hughes served in four of the largest UK Forces and on secondment to the Home Office. He has extensive and comprehensive experience in both territorial and specialist uniformed operational policing with an emphasis on the leadership of large scale public and…

David Fortune
Company Director

In his 30 years policing career he and took a leading role in police and security innovation and strategic engagement with Europe. He was a founding director of the UK regional Fraud Forum which aimed to tackle fraud and ID theft by way of education, awareness and improved investigations and was…

Andrew Brown
Company Director

Andrew is an experienced CEO, Chairman and Chartered Engineer and has held senior level technology and business development roles within British Telecom, ECI Telecom and Alcatel Lucent and with Consultancy companies. He is a Chartered Engineer with a proven track record in business development…

Associates include:

Daniel Nagel

is a member of the IT Law Department of BRP Renaud & Partner. He focuses his practice on online and offline privacy issues, data security and international law. Nagel is a permanent contributor to the Austrian UN CISG database, a member of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence,…

Professor Juliet Lodge

Juliet is a world renowned expert in the area of ethics and technology within the public safety environment. She is Professor and Co Director of Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence University of Leeds (UK); Research Associate of the Centre for Cybercrime and Security, Univ of Newcastle (UK…