Appointment of John Myles as Head of Strategic Development

GSTS has appointed John Myles to the role of Head of Strategic Development in a move that reflects the company’s ambitious plans to become the leading provider of sophisticated security and risk solutions in the UK. It is a further commitment by GSTS to strengthening the client facing team as it continues to experience strong organic growth.

John is a former career police officer with over 10 years’ experience operating at senior command level within a major UK police force. He has a wealth of strategic and operational policing experience covering many different disciplines including the investigation of serious organised crime and terrorism, hostage taking and kidnapping, Special Branch, tackling street gang crime, covert investigations and crisis intervention & resolution.

John is strategic thinker and innovator with a proven ability to bring new concepts alive and achieve results. He applies a forensic approach to understanding all aspects of business performance which enables him to identify and maximise opportunity whilst also mitigating risk.

He has been instrumental in a number of organisational change programmes for Government agencies both in the UK and in the Caribbean, improving systems and process and challenging and changing culture.

His most recent work includes leading a Counter Terrorism and intelligence project in the Sultanate of Oman, developing, delivering and implementing a homicide investigation and reduction program in Trinidad and Tobago and a Strategic leadership and Organisational Change program for various Government organisations across four Caribbean islands.

John Myles said,

“GSTS has a growing reputation in the security industry and it’s an exciting time to join and be part of its progression. I am impressed by how the company, puts its values and commitment to training at the heart of all it does. They use innovative practices and the latest technology to assist and inform clients on operational activities as well as how the business ensures quality and best practice is built into every client contract.”

Dave Potts, GSTS CEO commented,

“We are committed to being the best quality supplier of intelligence led security services in the UK and our recent contract wins with national clients shows the different approach that we have. Over the last 12 months our business expansion has continued along with our need to recruit senior personnel who can both assist the day to day operations team and have the skill set needed to plan robust security strategies.   John’s extensive strategic experience at a senior command level, fits extremely well with our client needs and his proven skills strengthen our very strong and knowledgeable client facing team.”