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

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As Chief Executive Officer and a founder member of SEAK Global, Hefin has overall responsibility for creating, implementing and integrating the company’s strategic direction both in the UK and globally.

During his earlier career, as former Regimental Sergeant Major with a National Mission Unit, Hef gained exceptional experience 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. In this role he has supported upstream and downstream Oil and Gas exploration operations in remote and hostile regions.

KIRSTY WHEELER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As Chief Financial Officer Kirsty is responsible for the commercial strategy of the company to help drive business growth, which includes activities relating to marketing, customer service and product development.

Over the past 14 years Kirsty has been actively building and growing companies undertaking a broad range of roles during this time. 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.

CHARLIE HART

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

As Business Development Manager, Charlie plays a central role in identifying sales and marketing opportunities, as well as communicating new product developments to prospective clients and maintaining productive working relationships with contacts and partners of SEAK. With a background in account management and broking, his versatility fulfils the varied requirements of his position within the company.

JONATHAN HART

COMMERCIAL ADVISOR & LEGAL COUNSEL

Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience as an international corporate lawyer with a diverse practice in the legal aspects of corporate transactions, project development and management, and financial structuring. Currently a Senior Counsel at Charles Russell Speechlys.

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.