Bob Quick enjoyed a successful career as a police officer (1978 – 2009) rising to one of the UK’s most senior policing and national security positions.
In 2008 he was appointed to the post of Assistant Commissioner ‘Specialist Operations’ (ACSO) at New Scotland Yard, where he was responsible for Counter-Terrorism nationally and the operationalisation of a new National Police Counter-Terrorism Network comprising over 3500 personnel based in 11 operational centres. (Budget £750M Met Police / £1bn Counter Terrorism Policing).
In addition, he was responsible for the protection of the British Royal Family, the UK Prime Minister and Cabinet, the foreign diplomatic community in the UK and visiting heads of State. Between 2004 and 2008 he was Chief Constable of Surrey Police. Bob has delivered a range of security capacity building projects overseas. Bob has an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University and is a graduate of the UK Government Cabinet Office ‘Top Managers’ Programme and the Police Staff College Strategic Command Course (2001).
In 2018 Bob established Global Secure Accreditation Ltd (GSA) in response to increased risk and threats to the hotel sector. GSA is the world’s first truly independent security and safety assessment system for hotels and other serviced accommodation. This has been created in partnership with SFJ Awards (SFJ), a UK Government (Ofqual) approved standards awarding organisation, who independently oversee and regulate the standards and assessment process to ensure the integrity of the accreditation process.