Shield has appointed John Roddy as the new Managing Director.
With more than 20 years in the field of security services, John Roddy joins Shield with vast experience and an exceptional track-record, having held the senior-board positions with major brands within the sector.
John has operated at senior level with the Security Industry as Operations Director – UK at Initial Security Limited, and Group Managing Director with Oltec Group Facilities Management, steering business from its original retail guarding operation into facilities management services across various sectors throughout the UK and Ireland.
Additional to three more senior positions in leading security firms across the UK, John Roddy initiated his career as a Detective of the CID and Regional Crime Squad within the Greater Manchester Police, gaining an adept, hands-on understanding of the fundamentals of security within the UK.
Speaking about his new role, John Roddy, commented:
“Shield is the market leader in terms of unrivalled quality and service. The role of Managing Director of this company is one that comes with pride and responsibility. My understanding of the UK Security market is key to my new role, and I believe my leadership, management and commercial expertise will enable me to support the board and regional teams to further expand its national capability at the same time introducing additional security services to assist our valued and impressive portfolio of customers.”
“Under the ownership of TOPSGRUP, The Shield Guarding Company Limited has quickly made remarkable advances to the attention of the entire security force in the UK. I endeavour to continue this through my role as Managing Director, and look forward to working with the team.”
Stuart Kedward, Executive Director, will continue to remain on the board of the company in the capacity of a Non-Executive Director
Commenting on this appointment, Global Chairman of TOPSGRUP, Dr Richie Nanda said:
“With TOPSGRUP’s acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company Limited, we are committed to the British security industry, our customers and our employees. John provided the most able set of hands to fulfill this commitment on behalf of TOPSGRUP, and we have full faith in his ability to enhance the company’s services and grow the company to even greater heights. Building an incredibly able team is a stepping stone to maintaining the unrivalled standards of security and service that TOPSGRUP and The Shield Guarding Company Limited maintain globally.”