David Bryne

David lived in Devonshire Hall, Lupton Flats and Headingley during his time at Leeds University. After graduating in 1988 he joined PwC in their Manchester office. After 3 years at PwC he joined British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) in a Commercial Management role with responsibility for successful negotiation and implementation of major elements of the Al Yamamah defence agreement between the UK and Saudi Arabian Governments which was being delivered by BAE. This included military aircraft, mine-hunter ships, military bases and armaments.

After BAE, David spent over 10 years in telecommunications with GEC and its successor company Marconi. In that time David had P&L  responsibility for a number of business units both UK and International and played a lead role in the successful programmes won by Marconi to build the national telecommunications networks of BT and a number of other licenced telecom operators in the UK. A number of years ago David joined the board of a private equity backed technology company involved in identity authentication and biometrics with products such as smart cards and e-Passports. Within 2 years, David led the sale of this company to US technology giant 3M, remaining with 3M for a further 5 years post acquisition to develop a new global product business in this area.

Currently David is Managing Director of G4S Monitoring Technologies & Services and a member of the G4S UK & Ireland Executive Committee. He is responsible for a business with Customers in 17 countries. G4S is the world’s largest international security solutions group. A FTSE 100 listed company operating in over 125 countries, G4S specialises in outsourced business solutions where security and safety are considered a strategic threat. The business operates across a wide range of geographic markets and business sectors and is a major provider of risk management and protection to Governments and businesses around the world.