Don Randall, a senior consultant to Bivonas Law, brings his many years of experience in law enforcement and the security industry to the practice. Don assists the team with the management of complex investigations and private prosecutions as well as crisis management and resolution relating to cyber security.
Don served in the City of London Police from 1969 to 1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism. He spent four years as Deputy Head of the Fraud Squad and three years in the Operational Support Department. Don was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and responsible for International Security Management for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions.
In 2008, Don was appointed as Head of Security at the Bank of England and in 2013, Don was appointed as the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer to target issues relating to information security, including cyber threats. Don was elected as Chairman of the Global Banks Heads of Security Group in June 2013.
In 2007, Don was awarded the MBE for services to law enforcement; recognising in particular his contribution to the harmonisation of the public/private sector agencies. In 2010, he became the 10th Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. In June 2013, Don was awarded the Imbert Award by the Association of Security Consultants; recognising his contribution to the development of ideas for the advancement of risk and security management in the UK. In October 2013, Don was awarded a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession.
Don is the founder and chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’ and ‘Project Griffin’ (a joint partnership between the private and public sector security industries), Chairman of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and a member of the City of London Safer City Partnership. Don is a member of the London First Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board, Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector panel and sits on various expert panels relating to the prevention, deterrence and detection of terrorist and other criminal activities.
Don is an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee and is a trustee of two law enforcement/public related charities. A committee member of the Security Industry Authority Transition Steering Group and one of two private sector representatives on the Home Office Steering Group.
Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute, visiting honorary lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and sits on various security advisory panels. He also speaks regularly locally, nationally and internationally on security issues.