Collinson has appointed Peter Cooper as global security director to help deliver its Travel Risk Management (TRM) offering.
In the role Cooper will be responsible for establishing and directing Collinson’s security operations, starting with its new Global Security and Operations Centre (GSOC) in Sussex.
There, an integrated assistance team will provide advice and support around the clock, including pre-travel briefings, destination information, risk alerts, medical & security assistance and emergency evacuations.
Cooper will build and shape Collinson’s GSOC team to ensure robust monitoring and crisis response procedures in cooperation with third party security partners. This will support the company’s existing business travel services with reactive security advice as part of Collinson’s enhanced TRM proposition.
An experienced security professional, Cooper previously led a GSOC at a major global security consultancy. His experience also includes lead roles in regional security centres for one of the world’s largest medical and travel security services firms, delivering security solutions and evacuation plans in countries including the Ukraine and Nigeria, and managing security crises and operations for the military police.
Mark Rands, head of assistance at Collinson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to Collinson. The delivery of integrated Travel, Medical and Security assistance is an exciting phase in the evolution of Assistance at Collinson. Peter has the background, commercial and operational skills to drive the development of our services to fit the changing needs of the wide spectrum of Collinson clients across travel and interneational private medical insurance.”