After retiring as the Head of Counter Terrorism for the City of London Police in 2008 and having served 25 years in the Metropolitan Police Service, Brett is today the Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN) covering the UK, Australia and South East Asia; Managing Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd and a Director at NHJ Strategic Consulting.
His companies address the full spectrum of counter terrorism, counter corporate espionage, business continuity, risk analysis and emergency planning issues featuring both nationally and internationally on defence and organisational solutions. He companies have the proven ability to take national level strategies and make them relevant and workable within the critical national infrastructure sectors and large corporate entities.
He is the Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee in the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University (UK Defence Academy); a Visiting Professor at the Marshall Centre (US Military), Germany; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Fellow of the Security Institute; a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management; a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and annually lectures on strategic and government response to disasters at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
Ultimately, he is able to bring to bear his vast national and international networks in order to take on regional projects across a range of CNI disciplines.
As the Chairman of the LCCI Defence and Security Committee, he is the strategic lead on developing a cyber-attack mitigation partnership programme with the London Mayor’s office, national corporations and large scale solutions providers.
Brett joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1978. Over his 30 years of service, he has been posted to uniformed, academic, strategic and senior investigation detective duties. He attended Reading University and gained a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Terrorism. As Head of Counter Terrorism, he also had national responsibility for countering hostile reconnaissance within a successful and continuing public/private partnership called ‘Project Griffin’. Brett was also a ‘Silver’ commander for CBRN events and other major events in the UK.
Brett was also the first senior officer in command of the 7th July 2005 suicide bombings in London and sat on the Gold Group on this and other terrorist attacks.
Today, he is frequently asked to advise international corporate organisations and governments including the US Congress, the US Department of State and House of Representatives, the European Government in The Hague, the sovereign State of Georgia (OSCE mission), The sovereign State of Lithuania (OSCE mission), has worked with the National Counter Terrorism Board in the Netherlands and briefed the Danish and Croatian Parliaments. Brett led the first international delegation into Mumbai after the attacks there in November 2008 and helped to write the White Paper for the Indian Government mapping the development of more effective and joined up corporate, emergency services, security and resilience response.
He is a contractor to the US Department of Defense, the US military in Europe and Africa, Lockheed Martin and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.