Niall Burns


A founder member of Subrosa Group, Niall drives the strategic growth and business development of the company, employing his extensive international experience in strategic and operational management and training across Europe and the Middle East.

Niall has over 24 years operational experience, formally as a member of the UK’s elite Special Forces and Royal Marines and subsequently in the private sector as senior security manager for the Brunei Royal family.

Establishing his own company enabled Niall to expand his security expertise to include International Business Intelligence, Risk Management, Specialist and Cyber Security, all services now available to Subrosa Group’s extensive portfolio of clients.

Operational successes have been many and varied, but include being seconded to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, initially as Security Manager and subsequently as Emergency Management Manager to set up and train a crisis management team running alongside a business continuity plan.

Niall has taken the company from a start-up security firm to a multi-division global network providing expertise, strategic planning, consultancy and personnel to multi million pound projects worldwide, a testament to Niall’s deep and essential understanding of cultural differences, impressive business acumen and international contacts.

Niall is a proactive member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals and ASIS. Niall is also a contributor for CNN, BBC and ITN, often brought in to offer expert opinion on security and counter terrorism issues.