Management team

The Al Murabit senior operational management team has worked together for many years in Iraq. Our international team has experience across the Middle East and North Africa and is made up of senior ex-military commissioned and non-commissioned officers supported by technical specialists and local national professionals in various security disciplines.

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Richard Jones

Director of Operations

Prior to working in the security industry Richard served in the British Armed Forces where he deployed to multiple operational theatres. On completion of his military service, Richard relocated to Yemen for 4 years;

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Amer Mahmoud

General Manager

Amer Mahmoud, Graduate of Iraqi Air force Academy at 1976 and served as an officer at the Iraqi Air force, during his duty he participated in different training courses such as basic ATC in India, radar control in Italy […]

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John Kitchen

Commercial Director

John has over 10 years’ commercial experience in Iraq and is currently employed as the Commercial Manager for Al Murabit Security Services, providing oversight of Business Development activities.

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Andy Paddon

Operations Manager

Andy has a wealth of experience in the security industry, along with 23 years military experience he has been employed as a Team Medic, Team Leader, Security Manager and an Operations Manager

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Gordon Muirhead MBE

Logistics Manager

Gordon Muirhead had a long and distinguished career serving in the British Army for almost 30 years. He joined as a private soldier in 1981 and rose through the ranks to reach the rank of Major before leaving in 2009.

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Giyong Choi

Operations Manager & Korea Key Account Manager

Giyong served in the Republic of Korea Army for 22 years; he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1990 until he left the Army with an honourable discharge at the rank of Major.

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Andrew Gough

Training & Standards Manager

Andy Gough has served for over 26 years in the British Army, after completing honourably his service he worked as an instructor and co-ordinator for the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association in Somerset, UK.