Our Executive Committee

Ashley Almanza

Ashley Almanza, Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: May 2013

Skills and experience: Extensive board and executive management experience in complex international businesses. Holds an MBA from the London Business School.

Career experience: Senior executive roles at BG Group from 1993 to 2012, including CFO from 2002 to 2011 and Executive Vice President from 2009 to 2012, during which he led BG Group’s UK, European and Central Asian businesses and the group’s commercial strategy in Central Asia. Formerly non-executive director (chair of Risk and Audit) of Schroders plc between 2011 and 2016 and Noble Corporation Inc between 2013 and 2018. He previously served as Chairman of the Hundred Group and was a member of the Advisory Board for the Oxford University Centre on Business Taxation.

Current external commitments: Chairman of the International Security Ligue.

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Tim Weller

Tim Weller, Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: October 2016 having previously served as non-executive director since April 2013.

Skills and experience: BSc (Hons) Engineering Science degree from the University of Exeter. An accountant by training and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with significant experience of the energy and utilities sectors.

Career experience: Joined KPMG in 1985, rising to partnership in 1997 before joining Granada plc as director of financial control. Held CFO positions with Innogy, a leading integrated energy company at the time, RWE Thames Water and United Utilities Group plc. Was CFO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc between 2010 and 2011 and CFO of Petrofac Limited between 2011 and October 2016.

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

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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks, Regional CEO, Africa

Appointed: May 2015

Skills and experience: Mel joined G4S in 2012 and his roles included Group Strategy & Commercial Director and CEO India and South Asia, 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

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: John has extensive commercial experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University and prior to joining G4S in 2014, John’s previous roles included Executive Vice President and President, Commercial Business for the global division of OfficeMax.

He was also President, North America Commercial for ADT/Tyco Security Services, where he led the transformation of the business to a technology services leader. He is a member of Miami University Advisory Athletic Board and a past board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Graham Levinsohn

Graham Levinsohn, Regional CEO, UK & Middle East

Appointed: November 2017

Skills and experience: Graham has more than 20 years’ experience in the security industry. He has held a number of commercial and line management positions in our cash and security businesses. Graham was responsible for the creation of the UK cash centres outsourcing business in 2001. He became Group Strategy and Development Director in 2008 and joined the executive committee in 2010.

He was appointed Regional CEO, Europe in 2013 and the Middle East was added to his portfolio in 2017. He is a director of CoESS and a director of the International Security Ligue. Graham is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Soren Lundsberg

Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen, Group General Counsel

Appointed: 2001

Skills and experience: Søren began his career as a lawyer in Denmark and has had a wide range of legal experience as general counsel for international groups in Europe and the US before joining the Group in 2001 as Group General Counsel. Søren has overall responsibility for all internal and external legal services for G4S Group and 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 Association and author of the book Executive Management Contracts, published in Denmark.

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Jesus Rosano

Jesus Rosano, Global Executive Vice President (EVP), Growth, Technology and Innovation

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: Jesus joined G4S in March 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, Latin America. In January 2016 Jesus joined the executive committee as Group Strategy and Commercial Director and was appointed to his current role, on 1 January 2018. Jesus holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Administration from ITESM University, Mexico.

Prior to joining G4S he held senior line, functional and regional roles at DHL, in Latin America and North America. Before DHL, Jesus worked in strategy consulting and investment banking.

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Stephane, Verdoy, G4S, Sales

Stephane Verdoy, Regional CEO, Europe

Appointed: February 2018

Skills and experience: Stephane joined G4S in May 2014 in the role of Regional Sales Operations Director and moved in to the role of Sales Director, Europe shortly afterwards. Stephane holds a bachelor degree in Marketing and Distribution.

Prior to joining G4S he held many different roles in sales, sales operations and field marketing at Fedex. His last position at Fedex was Vice President Global Sales and Sales Operations Europe.

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Sanjay Verma

Sanjay Verma, Regional CEO, Asia PAcific

Appointed: January 2018

Skills and experience: Sanjay joined G4S in May 2017 as Regional President Secure Solutions – Asia Pacific. Sanjay has extensive business experience operating across Asia Pacific having been based in India, China and Hong Kong. Sanjay joined G4S from Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm.

During his 17 years in that company he held a number of leadership roles including CEO, Asia Pacific and Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services, covering the Asia Pacific region. Sanjay is a graduate in electrical engineering and has a MBA in finance & marketing. 

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Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker, Group Corporate Affairs Director

Appointed: March 2004

Skills and experience: Debbie is responsible for the corporate communications team which focuses on the Group’s key audiences – media, government, employees and customers. She is also responsible for the Group’s CSR and human rights strategies. 

Prior to the merger between Group 4 Falck and Securicor, she held a number of senior marketing and communications roles within the Securicor group, having joined in 1993.

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