Senior Business Executive, Defence Advisor at Middle East
Born in Scotland and educated at Edinburgh University, Ewan commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1980 where he served for 10 years before a transfer to the Intelligence Corps. Retaining broad operational experience, he served in Northern Ireland, Europe, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. He served his final three years as a Brigadier in a double-hatted appointment – Director Intelligence Corps and Commandant of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre. In the former role he was the British Army’s most senior Intelligence Officer; his other responsibility was for the delivery of all Defence Intelligence and Security training.
Ewan retired early from the military in order to assume a Senior Security Executive appointment within a “FTSE 10” company, one of the world’s largest where he held global responsibility for Anti-Illicit Trade investigations and corporate intelligence. He worked closely with Law Enforcement Agencies around the world, participating in INTERPOL intelligence training programmes, as well as speaking on a number of EUROPOL platforms. Holding the role of Group Head of Security for the UK’s largest port operator, he led security investigations while ensuring compliance with a range of HMG Regulation while mitigating myriad threats. Physical security was the mainstay; the role included counter terrorism, cybercrime defence and data protection compliance. Currently, Ewan is an Intelligence and Security Advisor in a Middle East consultancy project.