About Team 9

Andy Neal

Andy provides a range of clients with training in corporate travel safety, lone working, hostile environments, conflict management and behaviour profiling.

Andy has a proven track record in delivering outcomes across regional, national and international projects in partnership with Government, Military and non-Government agencies. Highly regarded in his field, Andy has extensive experience, specialist training and a unique style of delivery that gets results.

He has designed and delivered strategies on counter-terrorism, lone working, global travel safety, personal security operations training and procedures.

Andy is the tactical security advisor to the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), and delivers masterclass talks on safety and security around the globe.
He has a Master’s degree in Terrorism Studies, where his dissertation reads, can security personnel detect hostile reconnaissance without the use of technology

Team 9 - Andy Neal provides a range of clients with training in corporate travel safety, lone working, hostile environments, conflict management and behaviour profiling.
Team 9 - Tony Manze is one of the UK’s most experienced close protection experts. He has worked for law enforcement and government agencies both in the UK and overseas.

Tony Manze

Tony Manze is one of the UK’s most experienced close protection experts. He has worked for law enforcement and government agencies both in the UK and overseas. His daily responsibilities included managing the protection response to several high-profile officials and the Royal family. He was a security advisor to the Government throughout the G7 and COP26, the state opening of parliament, and the late Queen’s funeral. His responsibilities included designing and authorising plans to protect many world leaders.

He is regarded globally as an expert in the risks posed from ‘fixated threats’. Therefore, he has travelled extensively, educating others in risk reduction techniques. His career has also seen him managing highly complex investigations, including terrorist incidents, kidnapping and organised crime.

Tony now joins Team 9 Ltd as the organisations lead on protective services.

Paul Davidson

Paul is a senior security and investigations consultant. He oversees complex commercial investigations on behalf of clients. These include fraud, cyber security, regulatory and extortion matters. He is considered to be an expert in ’social engineering’ and human factor security. Routinely providing expert advice to legal and insurance industry partners, and offering a bespoke and discrete service to a range of industries including banking, insurance and retail.

Previously Paul has operated as a Special Advisor to the UK government. His expertise meant he had responsibility for working across departments, providing crisis management, security and investigatory advice at ministerial level. This included attending Cabinet Office briefings (COBRA) and advising the Prime Minister as required.

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A senior leader within New Scotland Yard. He was responsible for the management of serious matters such as cyber extortion, terrorism and criminal financing. He also led the UK Hostage Negotiation response to international terrorism matters.

Paul is a lecturer on counter-terrorism, cyber counter-terrorism, intelligence and analysis with the University of Cranfield Defence Academy. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). He holds current memberships with the UK Security Institute, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Team 9 - Paul Davidson is a senior security and investigations consultant. He oversees complex commercial investigations on behalf of clients.