Management Team & Roles


Management Team



SIA Licence Number: 0330 1106 1268 2591


Des set up DCL Security in 2007 after working in the Private Security Industry for over 20 years and before that 30 years military experience in the UK, Germany, Uganda, Kenya, Singapore and Cyprus.


Des is particularly focused on best practice within the sector and is a supporter of personalisation and accreditation within the sector.


Des promotes and oversees the highest standards of the private security industry while focusing on strategic matters and evaluating and overseeing current business.




PgD in IT and Administration, BA Hons in Marketing and Administration

SIA Licence Number: 0340 1108 5223 7477


Clare has operated at senior level in the security sector for over 5 years.

Clare is responsible for creating, strategising and putting into action the company’s strategic plan.


Clare is tasked with the daily management of the company and creating and developing the business plans required for the long term sustainability of the business.

Clare has weekly meetings with the Operations Senior Management team to develop and maintain strong communications mechanisms so that key issues are identified and focused on.


Clare has well developed leadership and management skills which is combined with an open and inclusive approach to business and overseeing DCL Security’s competitive pricing policy for our clients.





SIA Licence Number: 0330 0196 1217 2348


Robert is an extremely competent and innovative operation’s professional with a wealth of experience gained through the years in a diverse and challenging sector.


Robert oversees the deployment of our security personnel for both public and private clients, ensuring operation procedures are maintained in conjunction with our in-house computer system, Logosoft.


Robert ensures all of the DCL operations team including controllers and supervisors are briefed on a daily basis on their tasks for their shifts, reporting procedures and general operation standards.


Robert is passionate and dedicated to the security provision DCL provides to our clients and is often contacted for bespoke or general advice about other areas of security.



Senior Supervisor

SIA Licence Number: 1039 5199 2960 6615


With a background in the security sector for over twenty years, Jim joined DCL Security in September 2015. Jim excels in service delivery and is very focussed about customer satisfaction, enjoying playing his part in allocating and planning resource to  keep everything running smoothly.


Jim supports Robert Kenny, Operations Director, scheduling and manging staff efficiently to ensure our clients receive a highly efficient, courteous and effective service.


Jim liaises with and meets DCL Security Officers on a regular basis to review contract performance and ensure quality standards are maintained in accordance with Service Level Agreements.


Jim actively performance manages staff on site to maintain high levels of customer service.





SIA Licence: 0330 1123 9353 1120


Neil oversees our Quality Management processes and ensures legal compliance and client expectations.


Neil monitors and advises on the performance of the quality management system, producing and reporting on performance and measuring against set standards.


Neil liaises with other managers and staff in the business to ensure DCL’s Quality Management is functioning accurately.  If necessary Neil advises on changes and their implementation and provides training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality.


Neil oversee’s DCL Security’s SIA ACS audit programme working alongside SSAIB.




Shaun McQuaid

Health & Safety Advisor

NEBOSH Accredited

SIA Licence: 1097 2335 8240 4636


Shaun has worked in the offshore industry for over 30 years.  Shaun oversee’s DCL Security’s Health and Safety strategy. Shaun carries out risk assessments and considers how risks could be reduced. Shaun outlines safe operational procedures which identify and take into account all relevant hazards.  Shaun regularly carries out site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented, ensuring working practices are safe and comply with legislation.


Shaun is also tasked with preparing health and safety strategy and developing internal policy.  Shaun leads in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks while ensuring the DCL Security keeps up to date with new legislation and maintains a working knowledge of all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any development that affects the private security sector.

Mary McGeady

HR Consultant, law at work

PgD in HR Management, Human Resources Management and Services


Mary provides hands on employee relations and strategic HR support.

Mary is an experienced and highly motivated Employment Law and Human Resources Consultant with specialist, technical and management experience working with a wide range of industry sectors.


Mary researches, authors and implements tailored Contracts of Employment, employment policies and other fit for purpose materials specific to client needs. Delivering relevant Employment Law and HR training and coaching to develop and support DCL in meeting their development needs.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Legal and Commercial Services

DCL Security deploy Addleshaw Goddard on all our contracting and legal areas  ensuring we accomplish our commercial objectives .




Darlene is responsible for the general office duties and is responsible for the invoicing and payroll tasks for the business.


Darlene also ensures all Vetting and Screening of staff (BS 7858:2012) and SIA Licensing of DCL employees is maintained to the highest standard following BSI and SIA guidelines.


Darlene has worked in the security industry for over 20 years and has a witnessed a number of changes in the sector which has improved the industry as a whole and has a lead role in the IT improvements in the business with our IT support, Neosys,  making daily office life as efficient as possible.




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