MEET OUR TEAM

Jim MacDonald Director
Formerly in the Armed Forces, Jim joined Rock Steady in 1982 as a steward and progressively worked his way up through the company to Senior Operations Manager. When G4S took over the company in 2008 Jim stayed in as Operations Director. During his time at Rock Steady and G4S Jim assisted with opening operations offices in Glasgow, Sheffield and Manchester.

From 1996 onwards Jim was involved in planning and delivering the security services for V Festival in Staffordshire, Glastonbury, T in the Park, the grand National at Aintree, Party in the Park in London, Old Trafford Cricket Test matches, Tatton Park flower show and the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate to name but a few.

Jim was also invited to work with the lead body for NVQ spectator control to pull together the framework for the qualification. He has also been involved with the Emergency planning college in Easing Wald to deliver lectures in crowd control and Arena security.

In 2013 Jim decided to go it alone and started his own company Global Security Stewarding Ltd. In a short time the company has gone from strength to strength and Jim has never looked back.

Andrew Simpson Senior Operations Manager
Andy has over 25 years of experience working in various positions within the events industry. In his early career Andy was working at venues such as Wembley Stadium, Earls Court and the Docklands Arena. He gained experience in various positions in event security and gradually got promoted to an Operations Manager with Rock Steady.

Following the merger of Rock Steady with G4S Andy was appointed as Operations Manager of Events for the Sheffield office and was responsible for many major events.

In 2013 Andy joined Jim at Global Security and is in charge of all our major events.

Jennifer Morrison Operations Manager
In 2014 Jen joined Global Security Stewarding as the Edinburgh Office Manager and her first role was taking lead in all logistics at Glasgow 2014 commonwealth games for GSS.

During her time as office manager, Jen trained and developed skills in security management under Supervision Jim.

In 2018 Jen took promotion and became the Operations Manager for the Scottish office. Leading clients under Jen’s management includes Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Highland Centre, St Johnstone FC and The Great Run Company.

Jen is striving to develop the business in new areas and regions in Scotland.

Beth Wickstone Assistant Operations Manager
Beth joined Global in 2015 working as a steward. Her many years of experience in the events and catering industry quickly shone through and she began working as a supervisor.

As the Sheffield office’s business grew Beth found herself in the office, assisting with the planning and organisation of events during the week and because there is no rest for the wicked, working them at the weekends.

Beth has been involved arranging initiatives that has expanded the skill set within the organisation well as implementing new processes and procedures to help in the management of a swiftly growing work force.

Most recently Beth has been promoted to Assistant Operations Manager of the Sheffield office. She absolutely loves the fast-paced environment and the chance to work with such a diverse range of people and customers.

John Lindley Sheffield Office Manager
John joined Rock Steady in Sheffield in 1996 as a steward and worked his way up to a supervisor working on many big events.

In 2004 he was asked to work in the office on payroll to cover maternity leave and found such a skill for it that he moved into the office on a permanent basis shortly after.

When G4S took over Rock Steady in 2008 John took the role of Ops Admin.

In 2013 when Jim started up Global Security John was asked to come on board and is now our office manager for Sheffield.

Marie MacDonald Operations Assistant
Marie joined Global in 2017 after a career in Insurance. Bringing her skills in data management, Marie has developed and managed the integration of our Staff database, screening and scheduling of all Scottish team members.

Marie takes lead in the logistics planning of major events for the Edinburgh office overseeing the scheduling, welfare and transport for over 200 Global stewards

Joanne Stephen Head of Accounts and Payroll
Joanne has been working with Global since the start in 2013. Coming from a background in finance and having previously worked with Jim in Rocksteady and G4S.

In 2018, Joanne became fulltime as the company progressed and required a dedicated person. She has a strong understanding of the security industry as she was previously a steward deployed at events across the country working on a wide range of contract.