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Meet The Team

Our Executive Team

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
Founder

Stephen Smith

Founder

Smudge founded SEPAR International in 2013 and since then has grown and diversified its presence across the globe. He sets the strategic direction of the company whilst continuing to build our global network and provide consultancy to our clients.

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Joanne Smith
Joanne Smith
Co-owner and COO

Joanne Smith

Co-owner and COO

Jo is responsible for all aspects of operational planning and delivery, drawing on her extensive experience of delivering global safety, security and specialist migration services - including the US Care Afghanistan programme.

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Karen Lawrie
Karen Lawrie
CEO

Karen Lawrie

CEO

Karen is an international lawyer and in previous senior executive and risk management positions guided companies in the challenging global oil & gas, maritime and financial services industries.

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Our Senior Leadership Team

Nicky Walton
Nicky Walton
Finance Director

Nicky Walton

Finance Director

Nicky oversees the financial aspects of the company's operations and provides robust reporting to support our strategic objectives and financial regulatory compliance.

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Martin McColl
Martin McColl
Global Operations Manager

Martin McColl

Global Operations Manager

Martin manages our end-to-end Security Operations, ensuring high standards of safety are maintained for clients and operators throughout the process.

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Nicky Horne
Nicky Horne
Head of HR

Nicky Horne

Head of HR

Nicky manages our HR and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function and brings with her over 25 year's experience from both the Private and Public Sector. Nicky is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of HR. She also oversees our major change and culture programmes.

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Ben Brock
Ben Brock
Head of Business Development

Ben Brock

Head of Business Development

Ben is responsible for discovering and cultivating new business opportunities to drive our growth strategy.

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Colin Bell
Colin Bell
Head of Training

Colin Bell

Head of Training

Colin designs and delivers specific cultural and organisational training for government agencies, NGO’s, commercial clients, and defence forces personnel.

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Charity Muigai
Charity Muigai
Coordination Manager, Africa

Charity Muigai

Coordination Manager, Africa

Charity delivers strategic planning, project coordination and relationship management across our client base in Africa.

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