Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has appointed David Cookman as a sector specialist to head up the critical security environments (CSE) portfolio for its total security management business.
The appointment sees the business focusing its expertise on managing delivery and growth in key sectors in the industry. Mitie’s CSE sector encompasses contracts within the critical national infrastructure (CNI), nuclear, defence, high risk manufacturing, regulated environments, power generations, secure supply chain, and data centres and networks sub-sectors.
David Cookman joined Mitie’s total security management business five years ago as the account director at AWE. His knowledge and experience in the industry have been instrumental in delivering effective security on major accounts.
In his role as sector director, David has a national remit and is tasked with ensuring compliance, quality, expertise, and best practice for clients with critical requirements.
David will also work with a specialist management team which has full operational management of the CSE portfolio from service delivery through to business continuity and disaster recovery.
David Cookman said:
“My focus will be on working with and building the right team to ensure we provide exceptional service and expertise to our clients.
“Mitie’s approach to focusing on key sectors within its total security management business, like critical security environments, ensures our teams have the right level of skills and knowledge to give peace of mind to our clients that they are in safe hands.”
David is a member of ASIS, ACS and BSA Security Group.
Jason Towse, managing director of People Services for Mitie’s total security management business, added:
“David’s appointment is fantastic for Mitie; his background and experience are the ideal ingredients to add to our team as we focus on specialist sectors, and work ever closer with our clients to mitigate their risk, add value, and develop strategic partnerships.”