Paul Padman MBE

Paul Padman MBE

Deputy Head of Crisis Response

Paul joined S-RM in 2017. He supervises all response cases, coordinating the 24/7 deployment of S-RM’s global response team, and reviewing all critical incidents reported by clients, ensuring each receives an expert and bespoke response.

He previously served as a senior Detective at New Scotland Yard. He has over thirty years of policing experience, and has undertaken as well as supervised major investigations within both the Specialist Operations and Specialist Crime Directorates, specialising in covert policing techniques and countering serious and organised crime groups. He has also chaired a number of specialist crime, international policing boards. His last engagement was as Deputy Head of the Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit. As the lead for international case work, he advised and supported Government on numerous, complex, hostage, kidnap and extortion cases, including all cases with a terrorism nexus.

He has extensive international operational experience including terrorism, kidnap, piracy, extortion and unlawful detention cases, and has trained law enforcement and other government agencies domestically and internationally. His work was recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2014 for “services to international hostage negotiation”.

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