Insight is our substantial security network that spans the African continent. Our risk-driven approach provides a clear understanding of risk triggers, actors, vulnerabilities and client priorities. This enables us to design and implement better solutions.
Meet The Team
Insight understands that local talent is the key to sustainable success in Africa. We recruit carefully and promote from within whenever we can. To make this more possible we screen and recruit with care. Then we assess and develop individual training needs. We aim to build satisfying careers.
Insight is led by a dynamic team with broad international experience.
Ashton is the Group Chief Executive Officer for Insight. He was a founder shareholder and director of Insight and served the company in various board and senior executive capacities before taking on the role of CEO in early 2018.
Richard is the Head of Compliance and Assurance at Insight. His main responsibility is to ensure that the company’s services and products are implemented, delivered and managed in accordance with the company’s Security Operations Management System and international standards.Richard is a registered Global ISO Lead Auditor with 20 years of experience in Consultancy and ISO Management Systems.
Phil Williams is the Chief Technology Officer for Insight. He Joined Insight in 2017. Phil specialises in systems design and in delivery of projects in the field. He has in-depth knowledge of project management, implementation and commissioning.
Stella Kagwi is the Group Head of Human Resources for WS Insight. Stella’s main responsibility is organisational vitality. This is achieved through facilitating human resource processes within the business entities to support the achievement of the group’s strategic objectives as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating human resource policies and practices.
Abbas is the Risk and Commercial Manager for Insight in Democratic Republic of Congo. He joined Insight in 2016. His focus is on business development, operational delivery, people, training, and client relationships.
Abbas has extensive security experience and skills acquired through his early military training, and through extensive business experience as an employee and an entrepreneur.
Andy is the Group Operations Executive at Insight, leading on the strategic drive for ‘frontline obsession’ across Central & East Africa.
He joined Insight in 2019 managing the operations for the business in South Sudan and has over 15 years of commercial management experience, along with an extensive background in Security & Risk Management.
Hanna currently serves as the Country Director for Insight Kenya. She initially joined Insight in 2018 as a member of the risk team based in South Sudan and later assumed the leadership role for Kenya in 2020. Hanna brings extensive expertise in security and risk management to her role and is tasked with developing and implementing effective security solutions for Insight and its clients in Kenya.
Declan Galvin is the Head of Information, Insight and Intelligence (3i) for Insight. Declan manages the 3i team responsible for information products, analysis, and for providing risk advisory solutions to clients.
Sadaf is the Risk Consulting Manager at WS Insight, South Sudan, responsible for the development and delivery of risk services to clients.
With 16 years of extensive operational security & risk management experience in the diplomatic security services, UN and humanitarian sector, with six years in South Sudan. Sadaf has an MBA, MSc in Security and Risk Management, and is an ATAB Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS).
Max is the Country Manager at Insight, Tanzania. With extensive operational experience in Eastern Africa, Max’s core competencies include leading high performing teams as well as business development.
Max is responsible for ensuring services are delivered in compliance with policies and procedures, and driving revenue growth.
Max has an MBA and MSc in Security and Risk Management.
Insight employs over 7,000 local staff
Deployed across an expanding gegraphical footprint, we are prudent in the screening, recruiting, onboarding and development of our people. We invest in effective management, supervision and mentoring. And we provide world-class training and safe working environments.
Insight plays an active role in community welfare.
Wherever we operate, we find a way to use our skills and capabilities to benefit local communities. Our Safe Lighting scheme transforms the lives of thousands of people with its intelligent application of renewable technology. Having light at night increases domestic security and creates more opportunities for children to study and socialise.