Haymarket Risk Management adds Michael Cassidy to its board

Michael Cassidy

Haymarket Risk Management has appointed security expert Michael Cassidy to its board as a non-executive director.

Cassidy (pictured above) has plenty of experience in dealing with terrorism and security issues. He was chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee of the Corporation of London, working alongside the Commissioner of the City of London Police where he co-ordinated activities in the City following the second IRA bombing in the Square Mile in April 1993.

In this role he was responsible for setting up the protective “Ring of Steel” around the City of London.

Haymarket chief executive George McKillop said: “We are delighted to have a man with such deep experience as Michael Cassidy join our board.

London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Games

“With the Olympics so close, and with all the elevated risk levels, we were very keen to secure the services of an executive with widespread knowledge of the security issues facing London at this time.”

Cassidy’s non-executive roles have included Crossrail, Homerton Hospital, and British Land. He was also president of the London Chamber of Commerce.

He said: “I am very pleased to be joining such a talented team. It will be an exciting time for London this year and I am confident that Haymarket Risk Management will play an important role with its wide range of services in helping businesses deal with both the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

McKillop added: “Michael was instrumental in making the City safer in the aftermath of the two IRA bombs back in the early 90s and no-one understands the problems and issues involved in keeping businesses and visitors safe better than him.”