Meet the Priavo Security Team

Pete Murphy

Pete Murphy

CEO

Pete has extensive operational experience having organised and led high-profile security tasks for private, corporate and government clients across the globe.

Pete personally ensures every project is meticulously planned from start to finish. He has 20 years’ experience working with various international military and civilian agencies after a commendable service within the Special Boat Service and Royal Marines.

Pete is a true leader in the security and close protection field and his extensive global network of contacts and liaisons allows us to be continually resourceful wherever we operate.

Celine Murphy

Celine Murphy

Managing Director

Celine has over 10 years’ experience in acheiving corporate growth through the delivery of successful development strategies for a British plc. Working at Board level, Celine’s clear communication style and focus on seeing a project through to successful completion has enabled her to achieve business goals consistently. She is directly responsible for Priavo’s commercial, client care, sales and marketing strategy.

Celine heads up our Commercial and strategic direction; driving effective global growth strategies in partnership with our clients and suppliers, ensuring we deliver exceptional security services through continuous evaluation.

Riz Omar

Riz Omar

Head of Global Operations

Riz is a highly experienced and pro-active Operations Manager. He has a wealth of experience after a distinguished career at the Home Office, Policing Crime Reduction Group, working closely with government and law enforcement agencies to tackle organised crime and terrorism.

Riz directs our Travel Risk Management service, helping keep global business travellers safe through delivery of Secure Journey Management across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Riz is an associate lecturer on the Security Risk Managers MBA Course and, over the years, has developed an in-depth knowledge of the threats, risks and hazards faced by business travellers across the globe.

Tom Stilwell

Tom Stilwell

Operations Co-ordinator

Tom effectively co-ordinates all global security tasks ranging from Executive Protection and Travel Risk Management through to Security Training and Event Security. A determined and enthusiastic individual with a strong background within logistics, supply chain management and freight forwarding operations.

Tom is an excellent communicator and continuously strives to deliver first class customer service through a creative and innovative approach.

Julia Griggs

Julia Griggs

Logistics Manager

Julia supports the Operational Team, effectively managing all logistical requirements, equipment, administration and contractual matters, coordinating our office team and suppliers accordingly.

Julia previously worked within the Air Charter industry and has broad experience in managing international accounts and handling complex operations for corporates and private individuals, always prioritising customer service.

Richard Croft

Richard Croft

Head of Commercial Strategy

Richard brings broad commercial experience across the professional services sector to develop Priavo’s Travel Risk Management service and build upon our success across the corporate sector.

Richard has over 20 years’ experience working with online information platforms guiding clients through the procurement, installation and onboarding process to help Employers fulfil their Duty Of Care responsibilities to employees – wherever they may be living or working.

Nicki Hutchby

Nicki Hutchby

Senior Events Co-ordinator

Nicki assists with the co-ordination of our event security projects, diligantly supporting all operational logistics.

Much of our work entails providing bespoke security for high profile events including private parties, music tours, weddings and corporate events. Nicki’s background and experience within the events industry is invaluable, ensuring we create additional value and deliver effective security for our event tasks globally.

Ben Sefton

Ben Sefton

Data Security and Digital Marketing Manager

Ben manages Priavo’s marketing strategy, delivering and evolving our digital marketing communications including content and social media channels in order to keep our clients abreast of current security threats, safety advice and updates.

Ben’s background within the Home Office makes him the ideal person to manage data forensics, secure hosting, technical delivery and internal cyber security protocols at Priavo, adding additional value to our global client base.

Kerry Taylor

Kerry Taylor

Finance Manager

Kerry ensures the smooth running of Priavo from a financial perspective managing the business finances, including dealing with foreign currency and compiling and analysing management accounts.

Kerry works closely with our suppliers, security operatives, clients and partners to ensure the smooth financial running of the business and associated security tasks.