MEET OUR TEAM

Jim MacDonald Director
Formerly in the Armed Forces, Jim joined Rock Steady in 1982 as a steward and progressively worked his way up through the company to Senior Operations Manager. When G4S took over the company in 2008 Jim stayed in as Operations Director. During his time at Rock Steady and G4S Jim assisted with opening operations offices in Glasgow, Sheffield and Manchester.

From 1996 onwards Jim was involved in planning and delivering the security services for V Festival in Staffordshire, Glastonbury, T in the Park, the grand National at Aintree, Party in the Park in London, Old Trafford Cricket Test matches, Tatton Park flower show and the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate to name but a few.

Jim was also invited to work with the lead body for NVQ spectator control to pull together the framework for the qualification. He has also been involved with the Emergency planning college in Easing Wald to deliver lectures in crowd control and Arena security.

In 2013 Jim decided to go it alone and started his own company Global Security Stewarding Ltd. In a short time the company has gone from strength to strength and Jim has never looked back.

Andrew Simpson Senior Operations Manager
Andy has over 25 years of experience working in various positions within the events industry. In his early career Andy was working at venues such as Wembley Stadium, Earls Court and the Docklands Arena. He gained experience in various positions in event security and gradually got promoted to an Operations Manager with Rock Steady.

Following the merger of Rock Steady with G4S Andy was appointed as Operations Manager of Events for the Sheffield office and was responsible for many major events.

In 2013 Andy joined Jim at Global Security and is in charge of all our major events.

John Lindley Sheffield Office Manager
John joined Rock Steady in Sheffield in 1996 as a steward and worked his way up to a supervisor working on many big events.

In 2004 he was asked to work in the office on payroll to cover maternity leave and found such a skill for it that he moved into the office on a permanent basis shortly after.

When G4S took over Rock Steady in 2008 John took the role of Ops Admin.

In 2013 when Jim started up Global Security John was asked to come on board and is now our office manager for Sheffield.

Jennifer Morrison Edinburgh Office Manager
Jen joined Global in 2014 after a career in hospitality management. She is now responsible for the running of the Edinburgh office.

Having just completed her Level 3 in Education and Training Jen will soon be involved in providing training courses for our staff.