G4S adds to risk & compliance team
By Canadian SecurityNews Retail G4S
G4S recently brought Robert Hastings on board as a new consultant in risk & compliance.
Robert is a security professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. During that time, he has worked for a variety of public and private organizations providing timely and value added protection services. Previously, Robert worked for a large Toronto-based security firm. He has also been engaged as an executive protection operator, assigned to a former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. On completion of that assignment, he was promoted to Team Leader of VIP Services. There, Robert provided operational leadership of specialty security services including investigations, executive protection, and event security planning. Prior to that, Robert worked for a mid-sized municipality, where he provided security assistance in the form of performing threat-risk assessments of facilities, conducting extensive physical security audits and providing advice on emergency and business continuity plans. In that role, he was also responsible for drafting the citywide corporate security policy.
In addition to holding two college diplomas in security disciplines, Robert has also achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Security Management from Davenport University in Michigan and a Master’s degree in Infrastructure Protection and International Security from Carleton University. His graduate studies focused on structural engineering, explosive blast effects on structures and risk analysis and management.
Robert is credentialed as a Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) through Executive Security International. He is currently awaiting his credential as a Professional in Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCIP) from the Critical Infrastructure Institute. Further, Robert is currently pursuing his Physical Security Professional designation, which he hopes to complete in early 2014. He has been a member of ASIS International since 2005.
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