Executive Board

John Holmes

John was commissioned into the British Army in 1970 and spent the next 32 years working with UK Special Forces.

He commanded 22 SAS during the first Gulf War and was Director UKSF from 1999 to 2000. During the latter appointment he commanded Operation Barras, a successful hostage rescue operation in the jungle of Sierra Leone.

On retirement, he helped form a 15,000 strong Oil Protection Force in Iraq and undertook a number of subsequent security consultancies,mainly in the Middle East and Africa.

In addition to his private consultancy he is Chairman of Quintel Intelligence Ltd, a specialised investigative company, and on the Advisory Board of Steel Rock, a UK UAV and Counter UAV company.

Geoff Warren
Chief Executive Officer

Geoff has guided Armatus Risks since its formation in 2013. He has a wealth of military and security commercial and risk management expertise.

Geoff has operated extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East and focuses on exploring and developing new business overseas with specific regard to operations in hostile and complex environments.

Jonathan Cowell
Chief Operating Officer

Jon has spent 15 years in the UK private security industry. Since joining ArmatusĀ in 2013, he has focused on the growing UK leisure industry, the events management and manned guarding sectors and our London based residential security business. He also works very closely with our Canine division.

Jon has implemented processes such as the ISO 9001 policy and the registration and audit process for the Highfield certification body, making Armatus Risks a registered training centre for the Security Industry.

Dominick Henry
Chief Financial Officer

Dominick is a Chartered Accountant and worked for BP for 15 years culminating in three years as Chief Executive of BP Turkey. He was then made head of corporate finance for a quoted conglomerate before spending time in Antigua setting up a marina.

Since his return to the UK, he has been acting as a commercial and financial consultant to businesses ranging from racecourses to healthcare IT consultancies and agricultural ventures in Sierra Leone.

He is a founder director of Quintel Intelligence Ltd.