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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Simon Barry

Director

Simon Barry came to Iraq to establish the Op Matrix US Reconstruction oversight contract in 2004; at that time the largest security contract in history. In 2005 he ran the Iraq Referendum and Elections security

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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 and Instructor course in England,

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Darren Chircop

Regional Director Southern Iraq

Darren joined The 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment in 1983 and served over 22 years in a variety of operational theatres, including over 5 years in Northern Ireland, a tour of Kuwait and Iraq in 2003.

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Richard Jones

Regional Director Central Iraq

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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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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Martin Flynn

Operations Manager & Key Account Manager

Martin has amassed over 25 years practical security related experience, with Her Majesty’s Forces (British Army), a specialist role within the U.K. Police Service and the private sector.

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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.  He was recognised for his hard work and dedication during operations for operational planning and […]

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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. Throughout his military career, he served as commanding or staff officer at various level of units or combat commands such as […]

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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. After this, he spent 4 ½ years in Iraq, during the height of the troubles in the country, achieving the position […]