Octavian Security has appointed four new senior staff, with two new directors joining its board Octavian Security has appointed four new senior staff, with two new directors joining its board. Former solicitor Reshma Sheikh has joined as director of business development, whilst operations manager and former army platoon sergeant Nathan Potter has been promoted to operations director. Reshma was previously a solicitor at Darbys Solicitors for five years, working at Eversheds and Gateley solicitors prior to that, and has won various awards for her successful legal work. As a specialist in corporate restructuring, real estate and business development, she will now develop new business opportunities for Octavian and focus on strengthening its external and client relationships. Nathan Potter originally joined Octavian from the British Army in April 2011 as a contract manager. He has since worked his way up through the company, becoming operations manager two years ago. As operations director, he will now head up the co-ordination of the company’s operations across the UK, reporting to managing director Jot Engelbrecht. Octavian Security are now in a very secure position in the sector to offer an industry-leading quality service Octavian’s commercial director and head of HR Tony Mellor said: “The appointments of Nathan and Reshma to the board will further strengthen our position as one of the very best security providers in the country. “Nathan’s various skills from his career at Octavian and in the military are really useful to the business’s operations, particularly with our high risk clients. “Meanwhile, Reshma’s skills in creating new opportunities for us, and further improving our clients’ experience with Octavian, mean that we are now in a very secure position in the sector to offer an industry-leading quality service.” The company has also appointed two senior managers. Laura Forster has stepped into a new role as human resources and compliance manager, and is joined by Mandy Hundal as business manager – global services. Laura, also a former solicitor and a specialist in employment law, brings a wealth of HR knowledge, tribunal experience and an ability to relate to employees at all levels. She will head up the HR department and the relationships with Octavian’s 700-strong workforce. Mandy, who previously worked for Vodaphone, Cisco and EE, will use her blue chip experience to focus on corporate relationship building for both the Octavian Security and Octavian Pharma businesses across the globe.
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