Guy Mathias

Guy Mathias
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Chair SyCom & Chair of Food and Drinks Security Association

Guy is a subject matter expert on Extremism and a former recipient of the prestigious “UK Security Manager of the Year Award for Services to Industry"

He directed counter extremist operations for the Research & Pharmaceutical sector, during an unprecedented campaign of public order threat, violence & intimidation, notably at Huntingdon Life Sciences where he was responsible for security, staff protection and pre-employment/contractor screening.

He has also lectured on the threat posed by Extremism to the industrial, academic and government sectors to Police & UK Government bodies, and delivered numerous presentations to international industry & government audiences.

Chair of the UK Pharmaceutical Industry Security Forum 2009 -2014, he worked in a pivotal role to develop and maintain close working relationships with industrial, academic and Government sectors.

Guy was also corporate security advisor to GSK, responsible for auditing their global manufacturing facilities and writing a treatise entitled “Extremism: Past, Present, Future”

He is a Fellow of the Security Institute and served a six year elected stint as Validation Board Chair & then as Strategy Director.

In October 2017, he was appointed Chair of the Food & Drink Security Association.

In September 2018 he was appointed Chair of Eastern Region Cross sector Safety & Security Cascade (CSSC).

In January 2019 he was appointed Chair of The Security Commonwealth.He has conducted a number of risk and security reviews for organisations in the research & pharmaceutical sector.

Guy is currently the Risk & Operations Director at Lucozade Ribena Suntory.

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