Former Head of Met Police Anti-Terrorist Branch joins board of Knightsbridge Guarding

Peter Clarke CVO OBE, 52, has joined the board of Knightsbridge Guarding as a non-executive director after 31 years with the Metropolitan Police.

From June 2002 until his retirement in 2008 he was Head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch at New Scotland Yard and National Co-ordinator for Terrorist Investigations.

He will work alongside Knightsbridge Guarding founder, CEO and majority shareholder Mark Szczesnowicz, managing director Philip Anthony, operations director Julie Gordon and finance director John Davis, as well as Knightsbridge Guarding's first non-executive director, former Commissioner of Police for the City of London Police Dr James Hart CBE, who joined the board in 2007.

Knightsbridge Guarding's Managing Director Philip Anthony welcomed Peter Clarke's appointment as an important step in strengthening the anti-crime partnership of police, private guarding companies and their clients."Peter Clarke has unrivalled experience in identifying threats and putting in place strategies for minimising risk," he says."His knowledge, contacts and experience will further strengthen our clients'confidence in the quality of our service and reinforce our working relationship with the police."

Knightsbridge Guarding employs around 900 trained security guards, many of them former police or military personnel. The company has long-term contracts with some of the City of London's biggest financial institutions as well as with property companies, including Jones Lang Lasalle. Knightsbridge Guarding was listed as one of the country's fastest-growing companies in the Sunday Times 'Fast-Track 100' listing for 2007.

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