Andy Edwards is Vice President, Strategic Clients for GardaWorld International Protective Services. In this role he focuses on the development and management of relationships with clients working in the oil and gas sector. He previously held the position of Managing Director of GardaWorld Iraq.
After leaving the British Special Forces in 2001, Andy worked as the primary security consultant to a number of blue-chip companies, news networks and international development agencies around the world, including the World Bank Group, USAID, CBS and the BBC. In 2003, he was appointed as Security Director for Orascom Telecom Iraq (Iraqna) and in this capacity managed the security operations for the rollout of the country’s first GSM mobile phone network. In 2005, Andy founded the private security company Consilium Risk Strategies (CRS) and served as Managing Director until GardaWorld acquired the company in August 2012.