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Vic Pretorius
Security Manager , Management Consulting
Asgardstrand, Norway
Highly proficient trilingual Security and Resilience Management professional with over 10 years' experience in developing and implementing holistic management programmes. Demonstrating fundamental understanding of strategies and the prominence of the securing role as business enabler at senior management level. Exceptional leadership and stakeholder engagement capacities that builds synergetic relationships in diverse environments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
2012 – 2016

MANAGER SECURITY, CRISIS AND EMERGENCY, AVIATION

SMFG (BHP, Newmont Mining)
Guinea, West Africa

Responsibilities
• Directly managing an aviation and travel team, private contract security provider, a Military detachment, a Project Manager and Military Liaison Officer, consisting of 270 people.
• Accountable for the overall security and asset protection purpose across the four organizational facilities.
• Responsible for the organizational Crisis and Emergency response capacity and readiness.
• Part of the senior management team within the organisation.

Achievements

• Maintained asset loss to a minimum, bringing about in investor confidence at project level.
• No anti-corruption and compliance incidents recorded.
• No Human Rights violations recorded.
• Maintain a good working relationship with local authorities, public security providers and communities.
• Instrumental in developing and implementing comprehensive organisational stakeholder management plan, redefining approaches and emphasising transparency.
• Accomplished an incident free workforce reduction program of over 1200 employees.
• Successfully and safely relocated employees from operational functions during the Ebola crisis.

2011 – 2012

SUPERINTENDENT SECURITY

SMFG (BHP, Newmont Mining)
Guinea, West Africa

Responsibilities

• Directly managing an aviation and travel team, private contract security provider, a Military detachment, a Project Manager and Military Liaison Officer, consisting of 270 people.

Achievements

• Successfully developed security operational standards.
• Mitigated a long term threatening communal uprising, jeopardising project continuation.
• Implemented a private security provider training syllabus.
• Disseminated and implemented a Human Rights Management Plan.

2010 – 2011

PROJECT MANAGER

G4S
Guinea, West Africa, Conakry, Sangaredi, N’zerekore, Mount Nimba, Diecke and Guilemata

Responsibilities

• Directly managing a staff complement of 171 across 6 locations.
• Establishing, overseeing and coordinating security efforts across Guinea, including initial contract implantation (Recruiting and training guard force), designing and implementing security systems, Human Resources and effectively managing the contract itself. Identifying security initiatives, standards and compliance with BHP security requirements and directives.

Achievements

• Implanted G4S across all BHP Billiton functions within Guinea.
• Recruited, trained and imbedded staff.
• Effectively doubled the value of the projects.
• Recovered investment capital within 5 months.

2009

• Independent Consultant with Algiz in Zimbabwe.
• Independent Consultant with Risk&Co

2007 – 2008

ASSISTANT REGIONAL MANAGER: Risk&Co

2005 – 2007

FARMER

1999 - 2005

PARACHUTE REGIMENT
French Foreign Legion

1993 – 1999

CHAIN MAKER
McKinnon Chain

1992 - 1993

INFANTRY
South African Defence Force
Education:
Institute of Leadership and Management
Strategic Leadership Level 7

University of British Colombia
CMS (in progress)

University of Essex
MBA

Professional Courses

• Mineral Project Management
• Strategic Social Management
• Anti-Corruption and Compliance Level 3
• Environmental Health and Safety-Emergency Preparedness
• Environmental health and Safety-Emergency Response Planning
• Leadership in Practice Level 7
• Developing the reflective Leader Level 7
• Mine Security Risk Analysis and Reduction
• Health and Safety in Exploration 1: Personal Safety
• Health and Safety in Exploration 2: Traversing, Weather, and Wildlife
• Health and Safety in Exploration 3: Surveying and Travel Safety
• Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
• Establishing a Social License to Operate in Mining
• Practical Tools for Sustainable Relationships in Mining
• Enterprise Facilitation: a Methodology for Sustainable Community Development in Mining
• Mountain Rescue
• Aviation Ground Crew Supervisor
• Helicopter Ground Crew Supervisor

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Afrikaans
    Nationality:
    South Africa
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vic-pretorius-87872b32?trk=hp-identity-name
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