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"David Burrill has the gift of being able to translate his considerable experience of security matters in a clear and understandable way and the vision to apply this experience to business realities in order to deliver measurable business results"
Antonio Monteiro de Castro.
Chief Operating Officer, British American Tobacco
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"As Chairman of BAT's Audit Committee for eight years, I had regular
contact with David Burrill. His reports to the Committee were always clear
and his assessments shrewd. I quickly came to realise how lucky we were
to have him in charge of security. He is a real pro."
"When David first joined BAT, he and I did not see the role of security management in the same way. I saw it more as high-tech corporate cop protecting people and assets. He saw it more as intelligence officer adding value to the Company's business, reputation and overall governance.
Of course, there's a need for both but I came to appreciate over a number of years that not only was David right but that the value added was far more extensive than I first thought possible."
Chief Executive - British American Tobacco plc
"David Burrill not only has a lifetime's experience of security issues, but the ability to apply that experience to help an enterprise protect itself and by doing so, to prosper.
The development of a world class Security function at British American Tobacco, under David's leadership, is testimony to the results such an approach can achieve."
Jan du Plessis
Chairman, British American Tobacco
"I have worked with and alongside David Burrill over a number of
years, both during my time at The Foreign Policy Centre, and now at Demos.
Throughout, he has been a source of ideas, new thinking, support, and
" When I left the Army after banking and then the law I went into
"security" and in 1997 was offered a job to implement a Crisis
Management system for Philip Morris in Central and Eastern Europe.
"David Burrill brought security into the heart of BAT. Most companies
see security as a fringe or peripheral activity that only needs to be
called upon when something untoward happens. David believes passionately
that security has to be integrated into the business so that the untoward
doesn't happen and that business opportunities, emanating from security
activities, are recognised.
"I have known David Burrill for almost ten years, during which he has been the lead security professional on a European Round Table Working Group which, for a number of years, dealt with criminality against companies. David guided these ERT activities subsequently and very professionally, into the International Security Management Association (ISMA). David has represented ERT's security interests throughout, including engagements in EU public and private sector partnership initiatives to counter terrorism and crime, and I hope and trust that he will continue to do so.
David is an excellent security professional.
His innovative and creative style, linked to a passionate commitment and exceptional knowledge have brought value to international business and to society. With his remarkable people skills, international intelligence and security connections with business, governments and academia he has created an invaluable and unmatched network of contacts.
I can think of no one better suited to advise international business on how to use security as an enabling and protective asset."
"David is a man with genuine global reach and influence within the
security arena. His strategic review of our Security structure and capability
has been constructively challenging, perceptive and reassuring. He provided
us with one of the most succinct and 'usable' reports I have seen - definitely
quality over quantity. His engaging and considerate style meant staff
were comfortable around him and keen to learn from his experiences. It
has been a pleasure working with him"
Over the last fourteen years it has been a pleasure working with David Burrill. I have come to highly respect his professionalism as well as the vast knowledge has in the security field. His consultation and direction to our corporate security staff significantly raised their level of expertise and the scope of their operations. In fact I feel I can safely say he was instrumental in moving the department from a fine standard security function to a leading edge department providing not only standard services, but pro-active guidance as an integrated part of the management team. His extensive experience as the Chief Security Officer of a multi national conglomerate certainly provided a unique background and a global perspective. Having the ability to see and understand the "big picture" and applying security expertise accordingly, enhanced our organization's ability to identify and address security risks in a manner not even contemplated before.
Also, his ability to deal with a broad range of people significantly increased effectiveness. His extensive international experience, coupled with deep and intuitive understanding of people, make him a natural leader. His ability to direct individuals effectively in a collaborative manner certainly made the needed changes readily acceptable and generally enthusiastically embraced by those in management needed to be brought on board.
David's contributions to the security effort at our organization allowed our staff to not only effectively protect the corporate assets and personnel, but also added value to the reputation and governance of the company by providing a pro-active approach to the area.
If I find myself in need of a top security advisor with the ability to
provide a thorough security review or the expertise to assist in an audit
review of the company security function, I would place no individual above
him. Further, if I find myself in need of professional assistance in any
crisis situation, David Burrill would be among the first I would contact.
"As a member of the Board of Directors for British American Tobacco
I met David as the Security Top executive and I can only say how impressed
I was by the creative and business approach he gave to Enterprise Security
at BAT compared to my previous experience.
David's vast experience, excellent network and perseverance have been an invaluable asset to our relationship and his advice was highly appreciated when the security function was set up within our Group."
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