Our People

We believe our most important asset is our people

5000 +


75 +



Languages spoken

25 %

Senior Female Leadership

A responsible employer

Wilson James focuses on ethical employment at every stage of the employee life cycle. From our inclusive recruitment processes, to ongoing support and training for existing employees, we ensure a fair and honest people approach. Workplace wellbeing is a priority across all Wilson James offices and sites and we foster a culture that values personality and diversity.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Wilson James provides a safe and secure workplace which is conducive to the health, safety and wellbeing of employees. Our dedicated health and safety team support more than 5,000 employees and 6 safety commitments ensure that high standards are maintained at all times. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and employees are signposted to approved resources which can help them with stress, anxiety and other mental health concerns.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) also provides support to Wilson James employees. EAP is a confidential telephone helpline available 24/7 where an employee can discuss personal/work related matters.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We ensure that our workplace values diversity and that there are equal opportunities for all. True equality and inclusion in the workplace means people are respected and allowed to be themselves, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. The Wilson James Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy has 3 key areas for a more targeted approach. The key deliverables are:

  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Staff have a voice with Wilson James

Learning and development

Wilson James supports employees with learning and development opportunities to help them reach their potential. We want employees to be well-equipped and feel confident in carrying out their role, as well as develop skills to allow for career advancement and personal progression. The learning and development offering includes instructor-led training, e-learning, online courses, videos and articles.

Our Strategic Board

Mark Dobson

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Sullivan OBE


Mark Abraham

Chief Financial Officer

Gemma Quirke

Managing Director Security and Aviation Services

Tony Palombo

Managing Director Construction Logistics

Bob Hecht

Non Executive Director

Caroline Waters OBE

Non Executive Director

Our Operations Board

Our board of directors are responsible for all aspects of Wilson James, from strategic business direction and development through to the implementation of our award-winning services.

Mark Dobson

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Abraham

Chief Financial Officer

Gemma Quirke

Managing Director Security and Aviation Services

Tony Palombo

Managing Director Construction Logistics

Barry Dawson

Operations Director - Southern Region

Marc Bannister

Operations Director - Northern Region

Sam O’Dwyer

Strategic Director Aviation

Keith Winterflood

Operations Director Construction Logistics

Sam Rope

HR Director

Crawford Boyce

Group Growth & Development Director

Nick Channer

Chief of Staff

Biju Chudasama

IT Director

Darren Ward

Business Performance Director

Catriona Bunting-Biss

Head of Marketing

Cadence Woodland

Head of Communications

Work with us

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate and thoughtful people to join our team.

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