About New Century

New Century has established a unique position in the market for capacity building and security sector support services since its foundation in 2006. We have various offices, including London and Washington DC, with a deployment footprint worldwide. Our experts are drawn from law enforcement, intelligence, military and policy-making communities. Their common goal is to create a stable and secure environment in which politics, business and people can thrive.

New Century Ethics

New Century’s reputation relies on upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. We work primarily for recognised governments and regional authorities, and also for non-governmental organisations and private companies. We always adhere to human rights and the rule of law and have clear lines of accountability to protect both our clients and our deployed personnel.

Leadership & Management Team


Colonel Tim Collins

OBE BSc MA PSC, Late R Irish

Colonel Tim Collins is co-founder and Chairman of New Century. A counter-insurgency expert, he served in both Gulf wars and has led Special Forces operations around the world. As Operations Officer of 22 SAS and then Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, Tim worked closely with the Special Branch of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, honing the skills which he today deploys for New Century. He came to international prominence with an inspirational eve of battle speech in Iraq in 2003, the words of which were hung in the Oval Office of the White House.

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Grunberg


Michael is co-founder and CEO of New Century, with responsibility for the company’s commercial development and oversight of its operations. He has been a key figure in the security arena since the 1990s, providing security programmes to countries recovering from conflict and those with emerging economies. He began his consultancy career working with blue chip companies such as IBM and British Airways and public sector organisations including the UK Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence.