Chief Executive Officer
Gordon has come to ISSEE straight from the post of Chief of Staff at the Defence EOD and Munitions and Search School (DEMSS) at Kineton. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge of both up-to-date operational doctrine and current technology: for the last three years he has been responsible for the delivery of training to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the C-IED Task Force deployed in support of Op. Herrick in Afghanistan, as well as the EOD and Search Teams responsible for Homeland Security in the UK.
Terry has over 40 years experience as both an Ammunition Technician in the British Army and as an Explosives Officer with the Metropolitan Police. Terry’s military service covered EOD and C-IED operations in the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland, the Far East, Middle East and Europe. Terry possesses a level of experience and knowledge of EOD and C-IED that is virtually unprecedented anywhere in the world: he is acknowledged as one of the country’s leading experts in counter-terrorism as it relates to explosives.
Sales and Marketing Director
Simon has over 20 years experience in the defence and security sector, with much of this time being focused on export sales, particularly to Asia and the Middle East, but also to Europe and within the UK, including to the MOD. He has also been very involved in the supply of EOD and Search equipment, products and training to a variety of customers, and from this developed a good working knowledge of the industry. He most recently worked for Primetake, a manufacture of specialist munitions, and before that United Shield International, a manufacturer of personal ballistic protection eqiuipment.
Tony Dedman GM
Senior Explosives Instructor
Tony was awarded the George Medal and a Mention in Dispatches for his service in Northern Ireland, where he dealt with hundreds of improvised explosive devices and booby-traps: on more than one occasion whilst under direct attack. He went on to serve for 25 years as an Ammunition Technician, seeing service in Bahrain, Oman, Belize, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands. Upon leaving the Army, Tony was appointed Principal Professional Technology Officer with the Anti Terrorist Branch of the Metropolitan Police in Central London and had a critical role in the fight against crime and terrorism, during which he rendered safe a variety of explosive devices aimed at domestic and foreign targets. In 2009 and 2010 Tony instructed and mentored EOD & IEDD Operators for both the ANA and ANP at the EOD School at Muzar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan.
Counter Terrorism Instructor
Steve Mockett is a Counter Terrorism (CT) and Security Subject Matter Expert (SME). He is a former Household Cavalryman who went on to serve for 15 years in the Anti-Terrorist Branch of the London Metropolitan Police, where he investigated and tracked IED events worldwide for the Police and other UK Agencies. He retired in 2007 after 34 years combined service. In his last assignment he served as head the UK Bomb Data Centre and has served as an international trainer and expert speaker. Steve joined ISSEE in order to help develop the CT side of the business, as well as instruct on WIT, PBSM and the growing range of relevant CT courses.
Mark has substantialexperience as an Ammunition Technician,having served for22 years in the British Army. His service spanned postings inUK and overseasand he gained a wealth of explosives knowledge and experience in EOD/IEDD,Munitions repair and storage,Procurement,Trials, Munitions Selection and Stock Management. Mark spent 3 years as an instructor at the Army School of Ammunitions teaching a variety of subjectsto UK and overseas students including guided weapons, conventional munitions, accident investigation and EOD techniques. He also spent time in the Civil Service writing MoD explosives regulations, chairing NATO working groups to produce standardised NATO methods for extending Munitions life through a comprehensive testing and validation regime.
Lynn's background has prepared her well for her role at ISSEE with a blend of managing customer relationships, the full range of administration management, insight into human resource management and professional development. Lynn’s exceptional organisational skills, her understanding of the wider explosives industry and her attention to detail ensure the smooth running and administration of ISSEE’s busy schedule of training. She is acknowledged by clients, students and instructors alike to be the ‘lynchpin’ of the organisation.