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Who We Are

Our Story

SAFE Global – the creation of independently owned, UK based SEAK Global – is a next generation App dedicated to protecting the safety and security of individuals all over the globe.

Our growing team combines experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, bringing together the experience and security know-how of former Special Forces and Police personnel, alongside the technological innovation of software engineers inspired by the demands of today’s travellers and go-getters.

With integrity and precision at the heart of our forward-thinking approach to personal safety, our close-knit team continues to push the boundaries in search of bringing the latest technological capabilities to the everyday smartphone.

We achieve this through a sleek and straightforward user experience operating from a central, easy-to-follow ‘homepage’ interface from which each unique feature is easily accessible and managed.

SAFE is the result of exhaustive research and development from a dedicated, creative team, and we’re excited to be able to share this journey with you.

SEAK Global was founded by a group of highly experienced operators consisting of former Special Forces personnel, Police and security specialists with UK parliament and government backgrounds. Along with our in-house development team, we have designed and created tailored security focused technology solutions for the past 7 years.

Our unique combination of in-depth market expertise and next generation technology platforms enables us to deliver effective tailored solutions that support our clients’ emerging needs seamlessly and efficiently.

SEAK was created as a literal symbol of our multifaceted capabilities: Surveillance, Economic and Academic Knowledge. With 40 years expertise in covert surveillance, innovative tracking and IT software, diverse partnerships as well as a network of Fellows who are the source of our knowledge, we are able to provide accurate intelligence to our clients.

Our expert advice helps our clients achieve their goals while they are navigating the various diverse environments in which they operate. SEAK symbolises our desire to provide the very best knowledge, expert advice and noteworthy intelligence.

OUR
LEADERSHIP

HEFIN JONES MC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER MEMBER

Hef is a recognised leader with a demonstrable history of outstanding service relating to crisis and risk management. During his earlier career, as former Regimental Sergeant Major with a National Mission Unit, in his 26 years of service Hef gained exceptional experiences in operations working in concert with the Intelligence Services, Police, US Tier 1 Military Units and the DEA.

He subsequently became Director of Above Ground Risks for a major oil company, supporting upstream and downstream oil and gas operations in remote and hostile regions. Hefin also sits on the board as a Risk advisor to the International Sea-Kayaking Guide Association (ISKGA), providing specific advice for guides and members embarking on global expeditions.

CHARLIE HART

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As Chief Executive Officer, Charlie has overall responsibility for the creation, decision-making, and implementation of the company’s strategic direction both in the UK and globally. Having previously served as Business Development Manager, Charlie’s diverse internal experience and involvement in business and product development has positioned him perfectly to instruct the company’s future direction and drive its development forward. Prior to that he was the sole Account Manager operating within a high-intensity environment in which he gained invaluable commercial experience.

ROB CLOTHER

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

As Chief Technology Officer, Rob coordinates the design and development of SEAK’s digital product suite, and sets the direction of future innovation. He has a keen interest in the multi-layered interrelationship between people and technology, and brings with him 20 years of experience in software development and architecture. He holds a PhD in applied mathematics, and is a co-founder of Piktical Ltd. In his spare time, he helps to run meetings of the London Quantum Computing Group.

KIRSTY WHEELER

SENIOR STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Kirsty is an enterprising leader with expertise in guiding organisations through the commercial landscape. Over the past 15 years she has been actively involved in establishing and growing companies in the transportation, retail and security sectors. She holds a first-class bachelor’s degree with Honours in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from the Imperial College London Business School. Founder of a private aircraft management consultancy, Kirsty has invaluable experience in the coordination of personnel and management of critical assets around the world.

PAUL POWLEY

SAFE GUARDING & BUSINESS ADVISOR

Paul has recently retired from a distinguished career in the Police as former Detective Superintendent, working closely with the Metropolitan Police, Dorset, Devon & Cornwall, Wiltshire and Avon & Somerset constabularies. His career encompassed appointments within the Criminal Investigation Department and Force Intelligence Bureau. Paul is highly qualified in matters relating to crime prevention and detection, with experience of utilising tactics governed by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to deter, detect, and disrupt criminal activity. Latterly, Paul has worked with and managed partner-agencies protecting high risk victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and honour-based violence.

DANETTE COPESTAKE

SENIOR TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR

Danette is SEAK Global’s senior Technology Advisor and an experienced member of the Bibby Financial Services IT Leadership Team. Having served with the Royal Navy before moving into IT project and programme management, Danette’s career encompassed appointments working in both the Public and Private Sectors, including Commerzbank, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland as well as leading technology companies; Hewlett Packard (HP), Computer Services Corporation (CSC) and DXC. Danette is a highly qualified change and delivery leader who champions new technologies and ways of working.