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James Levy

Managing Director

Executive with nearly 20 years of involvement in successful international senior management teams carrying out business predominantly across Europe and North America.  Experienced in working directly with governments and government agencies around the world.

James has experience providing mission critical devices and systems to the MoJ and Government agencies around the world, as well as experience delivering new technologies into the Crime & Justice sector.  He is continuously working with the Home Office, NOMS, the MoJ, the Met Police, regional Counter Terror teams and other Government agencies to transition them to better security technology.

More recently James has been working to improve Technology in the probation sector with government and private organisations.

James has led projects installing Secure wireless/WiFi in prisons & also providing Mobile Phone Control/Denial systems to HMP’s & prisons worldwide.

A leading knowledge in secure Telecoms and Mobile Phone Control, James advised the United Nations in 2011 on secure telecoms and was recently invited to be on a panel of prisoner ICT experts at the International Corrections and Prison Association.

Julie Gant

Training and Professional Development

Julie began her career working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in various departments carrying out a wide array of projects in responsible roles.
She acted as ombudsman for T.D.C.J., dealing with prisoner and family complaints, and then went on to write the processes and procedures under guidance from the Director for T.D.C.J. before taking on other internal roles at T.D.C.J. HQ .

Julie then moved to a senior role within the private prison industry where she gained hands on experience of staff and prisoner management.  Julie gained a deep knowledge and interest in understanding how to give the best chances to those vulnerable groups in care, while maintaining high levels of security and accountability.

Julie came to England in 2007 and has been immersed in the UK Crime & Justice sector ever since. In March of 2007 she set up L&G International Ltd and a Senior Management team with over 40 years law enforcement, prison & probation experience was assembled.

Julie and the SMT have extensive experience dealing with a range of issues, from the security of the most dangerous people in our society to ensuring the welfare of vulnerable people released back into society. Risk Management and Information Security continue to be a focus and a key to success.

David McGarry

Technical Director

Executive with many years’ experience working in technology and software businesses at a senior level, delivering complex projects to both public and private sector organizations around the world.

David’s work has included bringing several ‘world-firsts’ and pioneering technologies to the market and he has both a broad and deep level of technical knowledge having worked in speech recognition, voice/VOIP, telecoms, IVR, internet technologies and mobile apps as well as experience running a successful internet hosting company.

In addition to managing software development and technical teams he has previously helped integrate systems with telcos in the UK, Europe and USA.

Will Thurbin

Senior Business Development Consultant: Justice

Will Thurbin has 24 years experience working within the field of Corrections in Europe and Africa.

During his career, Will has undertaken a wide range of strategic and operational leadership roles within prison systems, gaining an organic understanding of their complex dynamics, culture and relationships with other components within the rule of law. He has managed infrastructure change and capacity building projects, assisting prisons to move towards compliance in international standards and norms and has, through his work with international organisations such as the UN, provided advice and support to others to achieve the same.

Will is passionate about ethical prison design and the incorporation of sustainable and innovative technologies such as Socrates 360 that will support prison staff in their daily tasks, enhance security, secure economies and promote prisoner rehabilitation, education and their connectivity to the community.

George Pearson

Professional Development – Education

George heads up educational training for prisoners, prison and probation staff.

Andy Moss

Accreditation Specialist and Risk Consultant

Andy delivers strategic information security advice and services, specialising in secure custodial and non-custodial environments, including use of mobile technologies.

Jim Gant

USA Prisons & Probation

Jim manages the US office and local contracts.