Key Team Members


Managing Partner – Founding Partner

Sean Crawford is an experienced Security Director, with extensive experience in the provision of international risk management. He has worked very closely with government departments and agencies – primarily the Foreign Office and DIFD – in the overseas operations and policy arena, including the re-establishment of Embassy staff and infrastructure design in countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. 

Prior to joining Rose Partners Sean worked for Control Risks supporting international engagements throughout EMEA. More recently Sean has designed the Rose Programme personal resilience course for young people; giving them the knowledge and insight needed to navigate the complexities and demands outside your school gates and preparing them mentally and physically as a member of a global society. Sean currently sits on the board of Rose Partners as a founder member.


Senior Partner – Founding Partner

Nick Kitson is a non-executive partner of Rose Partners, Prior to joining Rose, Nick served 20 years with the British Army during which he was awarded a DSO whilst operating in Afghanistan. He has worked closely with government departments and agencies – primarily the Foreign Office, Home Office and DFiD – in the defence and overseas operations and policy arena, including a secondment to the National Security Council Secretariat in the Cabinet Office during the Libyan Revolution.


Since leaving the Army Nick worked in the upstream Oil and Gas sector, serving as Vice President Middle East and North Africa for a UK based midcap Exploration and Production company.  Following which he moved to Vice President Government Relations for that company. Nick has a BA (First Class with honours) in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University and a MA (with distinction) in Central Asian Studies with Arabic and basic Russian from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies.


Senior Advisor

Phillip Forsyth has over 35 years’ experience in Military, Security and Counter Terrorism Operations. In the British Army he conducted numerous counter terrorism operations and activities in support of policing efforts in Northern Ireland. Also, within a Special Duties Unit, he conducted operations in support of the UK Government’s foreign and domestic Counter Terrorism, Force Protection and Serious and Organised Crime strategies.

Phillip was instrumental in the operational effectiveness of a number of units including those on Special Duties, by developing on operations new tactical techniques and practices, and as a Senior Training Manager where he designed, developed and conducted an enduring training programme and overseas training exercises which are now regarded as best practice to rehearse and test unit operators, support staff and attached agencies in the collection, analysis and dissemination of information.

Beyond his Military career, Phillip has been involved in advising governments on the strategy and operational procedures for the protection of Critical National Infrastructure and high value entities. Additionally, he has participated in the successful investigations of war crimes and acts of terrorism.



Senior Advisor

Niall Greenwood has 25 years’ military experience in operations, strategy and planning in the UK and has deployed extensively overseas. He is an expert in airspace management and emerging technologies in the aviation, air traffic control and drone spaces. He is also a First Class military interpreter with operational information operations experience. During a fifteen year corporate career Niall has delivered large projects and programmes in cyber-security, software systems, investment management, new business concepts and technologies and some world firsts in deregulation and the aviation domains.


Niall believes in using technology to lower the cost of delivery and to increase system security and leads on several innovative concepts and associated training. He also understands complex regulatory environments and how to deliver successful deals in them.


Security Risk Consulting Director

Paul is an experienced strategic enterprise risk management professional. He has 20 years’ experience in the Australian Foreign Service in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He was High Commissioner (Ambassador) in Kenya where he was responsible for the Australian Government’s relations with ten countries in East Africa and the Horn of Africa and was accredited as Australia’s Permanent Representative to the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme. As a member of the Australian Foreign Service, Paul was also for some time head of fraud prevention and investigations.


He has also worked privately as a consultant to several Australian and British companies providing advice on political risk and stakeholder management in Africa. He has extensive experience in political, economic and risk analysis.


Managing Partner – Founding Partner

Twysden has spent his career to date acting as an advisor to HNI’s & C-Suite across many sectors on strategy, structure, routes to market, identifying and hiring operational teams and partner agencies, introducing equity and debt partners and establishment in domestic & overseas markets. He has been active across the leisure and entertainment sectors, property, travel & hotel, private security, tv & radio, luxury good sectors, & insurance industries. He has also helped clients establish charities in the UK and abroad.

Twysden is Managing Partner at Rose Partners, and also sits on the boards of SALT, a private secure communications provider, Global Accounting Network, a boutique finance recruitment agency specialising in permanent & interim staffing for qualified accountants, and Ferintosh, Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery.


Senior Advisor

Clarke Jarrett is a senior advisor to Rose Partners and brings extensive Counter Terrorism (CT) and event planning/security experience. Prior to joining Rose Partners Clarke was head of the UK’s largest Counter Terrorism unit, SO15 at New Scotland Yard and responsible for all police counter terrorism operations in London and internationally. He held leading roles in the Westminster, Parsons Green, Salisbury, and Sri Lanka attacks and the delivery of CT operations for the Cricket World Cup 2019, visits of President Trump and the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Summit 2019.

Before working in CT Clarke was a senior leader for the security planning and operations of the London Olympic Games and has recently been a senior advisor to the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.

Clarke’s skills include: crisis management; the delivery of CT and security strategies; threat mitigation; management of terrorist attacks; covert and overt operations; and event security.


Operations Director

David has been part of Rose Partners since its inception. He brings a great deal of experience from working in some of the most challenging of environments. He has planned and delivered complex executive protection tasks both domestically and internationally, providing discreet executive protection to HNW individuals and families, as well as corporate chief executives.

Deployed throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America on a variety of high and low profile tasks. He is extremely adept in mission analysis, problem solving and security mitigation planning and implementation, delivering timely, accurate and thoroughly analysed information on ‘The Threat’ whilst being under great time pressure. David is an integral member of the decision making process. Using lateral and proactive thinking to deploy all available assets effectively.



Senior Advisor

Adam is a transformational executive with proven leadership experience in both the corporate multinational and government sectors. He has spent over 20 years leading on strategic and operational enterprise risk programs employed by governments and some of the world’s leading blue chip companies. He has extensive experience of State building throughout the Middle East and Africa. Adam has extensive commercial experience of delivering functional transformation resulting in business aligned holistic risk and cyber security strategies that add quantifiable value to the business and return profit. 

Adam is a board member of the International Security Managers Association (ISMA) through which, along with his peers, he is driving the strategic agenda for the security industry (CSO and CISO community and leading blue chip companies). Adam is a former Army Officer commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and operational saw service.


Senior Security Design Consultant

John has more than 23 years’ experience in the risk management industry, in the design, evaluation, management, installation and maintenance of a wide range of security projects and systems in the public and private sectors.  He previously worked as a Senior Consultant in Control Risks’ Security Design & Solutions practice.​


In 2010 John began a three-year secondment to the London 2012 Olympic development project with the Olympic delivery partner CLM. John worked extensively on the 2012 Olympic development project to ensure compliance with the Olympic Park security operational requirement and to safeguard the venue’s professional design teams in developing a consistent security design philosophy.

John’s recent security design projects include:

  • Physical and electronic security design for an international port in Africa

  • Estate and residential security design for a prime residential development in the UK

  • Integrated electronic security design for a global fashion brand in Europe

  • Physical and electronic security design for an international port in the Middle East

  • Physical and electronic security design for a portfolio of petro-chemical assets in North Africa

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