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.
Colonel Tim Collins
OBE BSc MA PSC, Late R Irish
Chief Executive Officer
BSc FCA FIBC CMC
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.
Director of Doctrine, Standards, Audit & Training
Dr Norman Baxter
QPM BA (Hons) MA (Dist) M.ST (CANTAB) PhD PGCL
Norman is a world expert on policing, counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. Today an author, academic and sought-after lecturer, he served three decades with the former Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Police Service for Northern Ireland. He was the strategist behind many high-profile international intelligence-led police operations in Europe and North America. His understanding of the interface between the military and the police and his commitment to human rights make him a recognised expert in the policing of conflict in divided societies.
Director of Programme Development
Richard brings 27 years of exemplary service in the British Army to New Century. He retired at the rank of Colonel having commanded operations at Battle Group level in Afghanistan. He has also commanded in Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, West Africa and as the head of a HUMINT Team in Kosovo and Albania. Richard is involved in all new client discussions and ensures that we match our offerings to an inquirer’s specific needs.
Doctrine Advisor and Programme Manager
Roger retired from the British Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with 30 years’ experience in the Intelligence Corps focussing on covert surveillance, agent handling and counterterrorism operations. His expertise is key to a growing sector of New Century’s work.
Programme Development Director MENA
OBE MSc BEd (Hons)
Derek joined New Century in 2015 as VP for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) bringing a wealth of contacts and knowledge from a successful military and commercial career spanning sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Russia. He is currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He served 23 years with the RAF supporting UK Special Forces before moving into a civilian role with companies such as Aon and ArmorGroup, specialising in crisis management.
MA BSc (Hons)
Eddie has commanded British Army troops in combat from platoon level to battle group. He retired from the military as a Lieutenant Colonel with 24 years’ service during which he worked extensively with foreign military and police forces in the remotest regions of the world. Before joining New Century, Eddie established a broad commercial career ranging from recruitment to logistics.
Operations Support Manager
Chief of Staff
B Comm MBA FCA FCCA, Diploma in IT
Chief Financial Officer
BA (Hons) FCCA
Guy heads New Century’s Guernsey office providing overall financial management and leadership to the group. He joined New Century in 2008, and has used his expertise to develop financial systems for the group’s operations. Guy is an expert in financial modelling and the application of management and administration systems to support New Century’s programmes overseas.
Human Resources Manager
MBE MSS MA BA (Hons)
Julian is the UK-based head for some of New Century’s overseas training and mentoring projects. A graduate of the US Army War College, the British Army’s Staff College and the Royal Military College of Science, he is responsible for advising on corporate risk and supporting a number of the company’s deployed management teams. He is also involved in New Century’s business development.
Senior Advisors and Experts
Major General Mike Repass is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and has spent more than 30 years as a Special Forces officer. Rising to the rank of Major General, Mike commanded in the US, on the Arabian Peninsula and in Germany where he was head of Special Operations Command Europe. He founded his own company Able Global Solutions in 2013 and brings unparalleled experience to New Century.
Richard’s knowledge has been earned in law, business and diplomacy. Formerly a Royal Green Jacket serving on counter-terror and counter-smuggling operations, Richard later joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office working in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He was then appointed Chief Constable of the UK’s Civil Nuclear Constabulary. Richard has a special interest in the prevention of computer based crime.