Cordant Security appoints David McCann as new Risk & Resilience Director

David McCann, Risk & Resilience Director at Cordant Security

Cordant Security, part of Cordant Group, has appointed David McCann to the role of Risk & Resilience Director, further strengthening its senior management team.

McCann is a specialist in crisis management, counterterrorism, risk assessment, close protection, operations management and physical security. Within his new role, he will oversee and mitigate the risk and resilience requirements for Cordant Security and its clients. His duties will include carrying out full bespoke security risk assessments of client buildings, chairing the Security Risk Assessment Group (SRAG) meeting, and monitoring security horizon issues, such as protests or terrorism events.

McCann joins the business from First Security Guards, where he was Head of Risk, working on the company’s contract with the BBC. Responsibilities included directing all security and risk management processes, including legal governance of risk documents and protocols. He also served as a counter-terrorism advisor for corporate contingency planning and was the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) lead for company risk.

From 2004 until 2012, David was National Training Manager at The Senate Group, where he was responsible for provided security solutions for public and private sector organisations. He also served as the lead security/training consultant for government agencies, including Intelligence Community, Home Office and Cabinet Office. He began his career in the British Army, serving a total of 16 years in The Royal Artillery, and left as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer.

On McCann’s appointment Brendan Musgrove, Managing Director of Cordant Security said: “We are very pleased to add someone of David’s calibre to our senior management team. This role will play an integral part in the ongoing success and development of our fast-growing organisation, and David was the stand-out candidate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across all elements of the industry.”