Our Executive Team

Ashley Almanza

Ashley Almanza, Chief Executive Officer

Chief executive officer

Appointed May 2013

Ashley Almanza has extensive board and executive management experience in complex international businesses. He held a number of senior executive roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012, including CFO from 2002 to 2011 and Executive Vice President from 2009 to 2012. As Executive Vice President he was accountable for BG Group’s UK, European and Central Asian businesses. He was a non executive director of Schroder plc 2011 to 2016.

He holds an MBA from London Business School.

Current external commitments:
Non-executive director of Noble Corporation. Board member of the Ligue Internationale des Sociétés de Surveillance.

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Tim Weller

Tim Weller, Chief Financial Officer

Chief financial officer

Appointed April 2013 as a non-executive director and chief financial officer since October 2016.

Tim Weller brings significant experience of the energy and utilities sectors. An accountant by training, he joined KPMG in 1985, rising to partnership in 1997 before joining Granada plc as director of financial control.

Between 2002 and 2010, he gained significant further experience in the energy and utilities sectors holding CFO positions with Innogy (one of the UK’s leading integrated energy companies at the time), RWE Thames Water (the world’s third largest water and wastewater service company) and United Utilities Group PLC (a UK-based water and wastewater service company). He was CFO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc between 2010 and 2011 and CFO of Petrofac Limited (the international oil and gas service provider) between 2011 and October 2016.

Current external commitments: Non- executive director of the Carbon Trust.

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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks, Regional President, Africa

Regional President, Africa

Mel was appointed Regional President, Africa in May 2015.

Mel’s previous roles within G4S where as Group Strategy & Commercial Director and CEO for G4S India, where he led the transformation of the business, improving operations, customer service and sales.

Prior to joining G4S, Mel held a number of senior line and functional roles in the defence and technology industries where he was responsible for service line and commercial strategies, technology development and leadership of a number of business unit turnaround programmes.

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John Kenning

John Kenning, Regional CEO, Americas

Regional CEO, Americas

John joined G4S in November 2014 as Regional CEO North America and was appointed Regional CEO for the Americas as of January 1st 2018.

Prior to joining G4S, John was executive vice president and president, commercial business for OfficeMax where he led the global, business-to-business division. John was formerly president, North America Commercial for ADT/Tyco Security Services, where he led the transformation of the business to a technology services leader and the separation of the residential and commercial security businesses in North America.

John is a board member for Miami University Advisory Athletic Board and past board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. John holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University.

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Graham Levinsohn

Graham Levinsohn, Regional CEO, Europe and Middle East

Regional CEO, Europe and Middle East

Graham became Regional CEO of Europe in November 2013, and CEO of Europe and the Middle East on January 1st 2018. Graham has more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry, having joined Securicor Cash Services in 1994 as general manager, marketing.

Since then, Graham has held a number of commercial and line management positions in both the cash and security lines of the business. Graham was responsible for the creation of the UK cash centres outsourcing business in 2001 and divisional managing director for G4S Cash Services UK. He became Group strategy and development director in 2008 and joined the executive committee in 2010.

Graham is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a director of COESS and a member of the Ligue Internationale des Sociétés de Surveillance.

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Soren Lundsberg

Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen, Group General Counsel

Group General Counsel

Søren began his career as a lawyer in Denmark and since 1984 he has had a wide range of legal experience as general counsel for international groups in Denmark, Belgium and the US before joining Group 4 Falck in 2001 as Group General Counsel.

Søren has been involved in a wide range of successful mergers and acquisitions during his career, including the acquisition of Wackenhut and the Group 4 Falck merger with Securicor.

Søren has overall responsibility for all internal and external legal services for G4S as well as the Group’s insurance programme.

Søren is non-executive director of Basico A/S, a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society, a member of the advisory board of the Danish UK Chamber of Commerce and author of the book Executive Management Contracts, published in Denmark.

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Jenni Myles

Jenni Myles, Group HR Director

Group HR Director

Jenni became Group HR Director in 2015 and has extensive experience in employee engagement, talent management and organisational development, having held HR leadership roles in G4S business units and regions across both developed and emerging markets.

She also spent a number of years in head office as Director of Employee Engagement & HR, leading the Group’s employee engagement and labour relations strategy.

Prior to joining G4S in 1998, Jenni held HR positions in a variety of business sectors such as automotive, FMCG and consulting. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD).

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Peter Neden

Peter Neden, CEO, Care and Justice services

CEO, Care and Justice services

Peter became CEO, Care and Justice services on January 1st 2018. Peter was previously Regional President of UK & Ireland and prior to that Regional managing director of G4S Outsourcing Services for the UK & Ireland region.

Previous roles included responsibility for the business development programme within G4S in the UK and Africa regions, as well as a number of senior positions in both the commercial and government businesses across the Group.

Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, Peter was Securicor’s development director, having joined the company in 2001. Peter’s early career included a number of sales, marketing and general management roles within Centrica.

Peter has a degree in economics from the University of Nottingham.

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Jesus Rosano

Jesus Rosano, CEO, Cash Solutions

CEO, Cash Solutions

Jesus was previously the Group Strategy and Commercial Director. Jesus joined G4S in March 2014 as Regional Business Development SVP.

In 2015 his responsibilities expanded to chief operations officer Latin America and he was appointed Group Strategy and Commercial Director in January 2016. Jesus was then appointed CEO for the Cash Solutions business on January 1st 2018.

Jesus joined G4S from DHL, where he held senior line, functional and regional roles in a number of markets in Latin America and North America over an 11 year period. Before DHL, Jesus worked in strategy consulting and investment banking. Jesus holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Administration from ITESM University, Mexico.

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Stephane, Verdoy, G4S, Sales

Stephane Verdoy, Group Sales and Marketing Director

Group Sales and Marketing Director

Appointed February 2018

Stephane joined G4S in May 2014 in the role of Regional Sales Operations Director and moved in to the role of Sales Director for the Europe region shortly afterwards.  

Before joining G4S, Stephane was Vice President Global Sales & Sales operations EMEA at FedEx.

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Sanjay Verma

Sanjay Verma, Regional President, Asia

Regional President, Asia
Sanjay joined G4S in May 2017 as Regional President Secure Solutions.
Sanjay has extensive business experience operating across Asia Pacific being based in India, China and Hong Kong. Sanjay joined G4S from Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm. During his 17 years at the company he held a number of leadership roles including CEO, Asia Pacific and Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services, covering 16 countries in the Asia Pacific region.  Back to top
Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker, Group Corporate Affairs Director

Group Corporate Affairs Director

Debbie is Group Corporate Affairs Director, heading the corporate communications team which focuses on the Group’s key audiences – media, government, employees and customers. Debbie is also responsible for the Group’s CSR and human rights strategies.

Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, Debbie held a number of senior marketing and communications roles within the Securicor group from 1993 to 2004.

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