Manguard Plus : Our Team

Our Team

Board Of Directors

Bill Brown
Managing Director

Bill is a qualified chartered secretary and Fellow of the Security Institute of Ireland. He has been at the forefront of this rapidly changing and challenging environment. He is a member of the Private Security Authority and the Security Industry Joint Labour Committee, Chairman of the National Union of Security Employers and an appointed European Expert at DG Employment.

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Martin Donnellan
Director

Martin is a recently retired Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Siochana with responsibility for crime and security, where he represented the Garda Commissioner as a member of the Private Security Authority. He holds a Diploma in Health & Safety and is a qualified Level 6 Security Industry Trainer. He sits as a Director of Manguard Plus with responsibility for both areas at Board level as well as providing specialist industrial relations and security advice.

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Sean Hall
Operations Director

Sean was the Managing Director of Cill Dara Security Services. He is a graduate of the International Institute of Security, where he has been accredited with a Diploma in Security Management at Levels 1 & 2. He is a member of IPASS and holds a Diploma in HR and Employment Law. Sean is also a member of the Security Institute of Ireland; the Irish National Safety Organisation, the International Professional Security Association and the American Society for Industrial Security. He is a FETAC Level 5 Certified Security Trainer and FETAC Level 6 Trainer of Trainers and holds a FETAC 5 in Risk Assessment.

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Patrick Flanagan
Business Development Director

Patrick is a qualified financial adviser. He has worked in the city of London with Friends Provident and latterly New York Life. He was a senior wealth manager with BDO Dublin and has specialised in the area of advising on investment into the commercial and residential property sector especially in the London market.

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Lloyd Downey
Finance Director

Lloyd is a qualified accountant. Prior to joining Manguard Plus, he was financial controller in one of Ireland’s biggest motor groups. Whilst in this position he became group Financial Director and Managing Director of one the entities and gained vast industry, financial and managerial experience. Since joining Manguard Plus, Lloyd has adapted very quickly to the complexities of the security industry.

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Operations

Jonathan Pim
General Manager

Jonathan is a former Commissioned Officer in the Irish Defence Forces (Army). On retiring from the army, he worked in risk management, security consultancy and crisis management. He has worked in Ireland and abroad providing risk and security services to multinational organisations. Jonathan was appointed General Manager of Manguard Plus in Ireland in 2015.

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John O'Brien
Operations Manager

John joins Manguard from the Irish Defence Forces (Army) after almost 23 years of military service with the rank of Acting Company Sergeant. He has previously held positions in the Infantry, Military Police, Military College & Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC) Headquarters. He has served on numerous overseas multinational missions and completed multiple tactical, operational and administrative courses throughout his career. He has recently been approved and accredited by NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) as a Counter Terrorism Instructor Reporting directly to the Operations Director Sean Hall, John will be responsible for increasing the quality and service we supply to all our clients and the internal auditing of company documentation and quality systems. Specifically John will lead Manguard Plus Limited’s efforts in: - Leading the Operations Team in improving the quality and service culture - Maintaining and increasing quality standards and approvals - Providing quality support to other departments to achieve their goals

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Stephen Coleman
Regional Manager

Steve is a Regional Manager with Manguard Plus. Steve was previously the Managing Director with CCS Facilities. He is also a former director of the Security Institute of Ireland and has over 25 years of experience in the security industry. He is a registered security consultant with Manguard Plus Limited. He has senior management level experience in security operations, risk and threat assessment, training, investigations, human resources, process and contract management. His qualifications include SII Higher Diploma in Security Management, SII Diploma in Professional Investigation Management, SII Certificate in Managing Employee Safety,

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Contracts Managers

Gerry Fox
Senior Account Manager

Gerry has vast experience in the security industry, including direct contract management; control room operations, the management of patrol and response services and employee scheduling. Gerry holds a FETAC Level 5 in Security Management.

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Michael Hall
Senior Account Manager

Michael supports the contract managers on a day-to-day basis. Michael has a very hands-on approach to management and believes the key to success is maintaining a close relationship with staff and to ensure that they are managed and treated in a fair but firm manner. He holds a FETAC 5 in Security Management. Michael is a registered Security Industry trainer and oversees our training department.

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John Beirne
Contracts Manager

John is a former member of An Garda Siochanna. He holds a Diploma in Security Management and he is a qualified trainer with the Security Institute of Ireland. He has also completed courses in the Institute of Training and Development and he holds a certificate in Health and Safety.

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Jim Brown
Senior Account Manager

Jim previously worked in the industrial sector in Northern Ireland before moving to Dublin. He brings with him years of experience of management and industrial relations, having completed courses at Ruskin College in Oxford, England. Jim has an excellent working relationship with all of his staff and clients.

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Colm Hanlon
Contracts Manager

Colm is an experienced member of the management team with almost 20 years' experience in the security industry, Colm has extensive experience in several security industry sectors including retail, commercial, financial and healthcare. He has completed courses in Supervisory Security Management, Management Development, Advanced Security Management,Terrorism Awareness & Conflict Management

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Larry Dalton
Contracts Manager

A recent addition to the Manguard Plus team Larry comes from a strong security, occupational health and safety and hospitality background. With almost 20 years’ experience in the management of safety and security, Larry has amassed operational experience in many sectors including pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, logistics, construction, education, transport and state organisations. After many years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Larry obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (QQI Level 9) in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work from University College Dublin in 1999. Since this time Larry has provided many safety and security consultancy services including; -Health and Safety and Compliance Management - Security Risk Management - Quality Management Systems - Regulatory Compliance - Auditing Services - Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment - Safety Statement/ Method Statement/ Code of Practice Compilation - Safety and Security Policy and Procedure Development - Training Needs Assessments, Course Development and Delivery Safety Awareness Programmes

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Service and Support

Olive Sloan
Control Room Manager

Olive is the company administrator in our Operations Department and PA to the Operations Director. She is responsible for assisting the contract managers in all aspects of their departmental needs, e.g., assignment instructions, quality manual, incident reports. Olive has a certificate in Business Studies FETAC Level 2, FETAC Level 4 Guarding Skills (Security Institute).

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Darren Hall
Transport & Logistic Support Manager

Darren is responsible for the management of the company's fleet of transport, ensuring maintenance schedules are met and that replacement vehicles are sought to ensure requirements are met. He also supports the team with day to day logistics. Darren is qualified in Guarding Skills FETAC Level 4 and is Worldhost customer service trained.

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Sales / Consultancy

Garry Bergin
Commercial Manager / Security Consultant

Garry is a Commercial Manager and Security Consultant with Manguard Plus with responsibilities for business development, bid management and contract mobilisation He has over 20 years of experience in the security industry. Garry has senior management level experience in security operations, risk and threat assessment, training, investigations, human resources, process and procedure design, bid management and contract management. His qualifications include SII Higher Diploma in Security Management, BTEC Security Survey and Design, SII Diploma in Professional Investigation Management, SII Certificate in Managing Employee Safety, Advanced Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Close Protection, Critical Incident Management, SII Terrorism Awareness and Train the Trainer. Garry is a Director and Member of the Security Institute of Ireland, He currently lectures and trains security industry personnel in Risk Management, WorldHost Customer Service, Terrorism Awareness, Threat and Risk Awareness, Surveillance and Counter Surveillance, Conflict Management and Investigations Management. He has recently been approved and accredited by NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) as a Counter-Terrorism Instructor

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