Director of Operations & Training
Richard Aitch is one of the most experienced and respected Close Protection and specialist security subject matter experts with a proven track record of managing and providing UK Government, military and commercial CP operations throughout the world. His passion for the security industry and demand for delivery of highest standards saw him join Mobius International Ltd as Director of Operations & Training. He brings his specialist expertise; ethos and experience, ensuring Mobius operations are led, managed and conducted by subject matter experts delivering a standard rarely experienced in the commercial sector.
Former Parachute Regiment and Royal Military Police Close Protection Unit, author of the industry’s international best seller: ‘Close Protection – A Closer Observation of the Protection Equation’, and Patron of the International Defence and Security Consultants Association, Aitch has over twenty five years extensive experience in military, government and private close protection, surveillance and security operations. He is an acknowledged Subject Matter Expert (SME) having held high-risk appointments worldwide, planning and leading numerous operations in over fifty countries across six continents.
Aitch’s demand for highest standards, both operationally and in training has seen him sit on the National Security Skills Advisory Panel for security training, providing advice and guidance in reviewing the United Kingdom’s National Occupational Standards for Close Protection.
He currently sits on the Board of Advisors for training qualifications to the UK private security industry regulator, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) with a view to raise standards.
Richard Aitch has personally provided Close Protection, Protective Surveillance and Covert Protection to British Ambassadors and UK Special Envoys for and on behalf of the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, senior military command staff, several members of the British and Saudi Royal families, Members of Parliament, A-list celebrities, influential world business leaders and UHNWI’s including Forbes listed top 10. He received a commendation for outstanding service as Close Protection Team Leader and Personal Protection Officer to the former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of Europe, General Sir Rupert Smith KCB DSO OBE QGM.
As Director of Operations & Training at Mobius International Ltd Aitch brings his knowledge, experience and excellence to bear, ensuring that Mobius leads with an operational and training standard and service that is second to none.