Joe Connell

Vice Chair SyCom & Chair of Association of Security Consultants

Joe is a Registered Independent Security Consultant and the owner/director of Praemunitus Limited Intelligence & Risk consultancy based in London.

Joe is Chairman of the Association of Security Consultants(ASC), the representative body for independent security consultancy in the UK. He chaired the Security Commonwealth between 2017 and 2019 and is now Vice Chairman.He is an Ambassador for the London Chamber of Commerce and a member of its Defence & Security Group.

As a former senior police officer, Joe has been heavily engaged in Security & Justice Capacity Building on behalf of UK, USand the EU in Eastern and Western Europe, The Balkans, Middle East, Africaand Caribbean. The counter terrorismand investigation programmes he led inSomaliland (2011 –2016) won two UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in 2017 for ‘Outstanding Security Consultant’ and Outstanding Investigator’.

Joe is a member of the UK Government Conflict Stabilisation Groupand,as the Senior Investigations Adviser to the Global Counter Terrorism Forum, he works withthe InstituteforJustice and the Rule of Law based in Maltaon range of internationalcapacity buildingprojects.