Stuart Poole-Robb Short Biography
Stuart Poole-Robb - Professional Summary:
Stuart Poole-Robb joined the Royal Air Force at and early age, during which time he served in Aden, Bahrain, Muscat and Sharjah. Later he transferred to the Special Investigation Branch (SIB) in 1962, and was subsequently sent for Special Forces training in Hereford followed by cold weather survival courses in Norway and hot weather training in Borneo.
Within his unit he received weapons, counter insurgency and counter terrorism training. He later saw service in Egypt, Libya, Nigeria and Oman - culminating in a tour of duty in the Yemen. His tour of duty was completed late in 1971. Poole-Robb's connections with HMG continued with the Operations Research Unit in Century House (SIS) where he saw service in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and elsewhere in the USSR. In October of 1989, he temporarily worked on secondment for the West German Government working with the Treuhandanstalt through to April 1990.
Following the hostile takeover of MIG in 2007 by the Cerberus Holding Group, his dismissal from the company he founded and the subsequent demise of MIG, Stuart Poole-Robb now heads the KCS Group of companies, which boasts offices in the UK, Africa, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Stuart Poole-Robb has written a number of papers and books on security and intelligence operations and threats the world over, not the least of which was Risky Business co-authored with his great friend and colleague, Alan Bailey - published in 2002 and reprinted again in 2004 and again in 2005.
He is also 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate and Chairman of the Martial Arts Federation of Great Britain.
Stuart Poole-Robb - Professional Experience:
Chief Executive Officer 2007 - Present
KCS Group Europe Ltd
Chief Executive Officer 1985 - 2007
The Merchant International Group Limited
Stuart Poole-Robb - Education: Bristol University
Stuart Poole-Robb - Interests: Shotokan Karate (3rd Dan Black belt), Shooting (Longs and Shorts), Skiing.
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Stuart Poole-Robb Links
KCS Group Europe website
Stuart Poole-Robb's blog site.
KCS Group twitter page.
Risky Business Book Review
Interview with Stuart Poole-Robb
"The high price on our sporting stars heads; Insurance costs rocket for clubs as fears grow over kidnap plots,FINANCIAL MAIL"
Interview with Stuart Poole-Robb
"Hostages abroad: Death in land of `safe' kidnaps"
Profile of Stuart Poole-Robb
"Kidnap, crime: it's just a day at work; PROFILE STUART POOLE-ROBB When companies go abroad, they call in the risk manager, says Hilary Clarke"
KCS Group forms cyber-security alliance.
KCS Group Europe forms new strategic alliance.
Stuart Poole-Robb launches a new outfit.
New alliance formed for business development, intelligence, security and risk management services.
"Hacking the Hackers" 30/01/ 2011
"Forced to play by the house rules". 11/02/2011
About KCS Group Europe
The KCS Group Europe Ltd ("KCS") is a risk specialist and business intelligence organisation. Its function is to focus on providing its clients with a range of corporate intelligence and security advice in order to mitigate their exposure to global threats in a rapidly changing business world.
The Founders of the KCS Group have been involved in the provision of threat assessment and support for well over 40 years; addressing all manner of risks and threats confronting multinational corporations and governments with the provision of strategic research, risk assessment and information security in a wide range of sectors. All of which has generated an enviable reputation.