Professor Adam Ogilvie-Smith

Visiting Prof. Aberdeen Business School

Adam worked as a civil servant for 13 years, for both Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the Cabinet Office. On leaving the Civil Service, he joined KPMG, where he conducted a review of the Traffic Police of England & Wales. He then joined Racal, which became Thales, where he spent many years as a management consultant, as well as a year working in Paris. From 2009 to 2011 Adam was seconded on behalf of UK Industry to the Home Office (Office for Security & Counter-Terrorism), and then to UK Trade & Investment (Defence & Security Organisation) where he led a business development initiative for the UK’s capabilities in aviation security, taking the capabilities around the world. In 2012 he joined CGI, where he provides security and business consultancy in space, defence, national security and cyber security.

Adam has been a visiting professor at the Aberdeen Business School (Robert Gordon University) since 2008. He was a member of the European Security Research & Innovation Forum, and also a member of the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7 Security Advisory Group. Adam is a frequent speaker on national security, resilience, counter-terrorism and aviation security, and the contribution that science & technology can make to these subjects and has made presentations on these subjects in four continents. He also has 18 years’ experience as a special constable (volunteer police officer), which explains the battle scars!