Jeremy Merchant CGC, Director of Operations
Jeremy served in the Royal Marines and Special Boat Service for over 30 years. His diverse military career has left him with significant experience of operating in and understanding complex multi-cultural environments in situations ranging from peacekeeping through combating organised crime and terrorism, to war fighting.
Prior to leaving the Services in 2012, Jeremy held a broad range of command appointments in the UK Special Forces and wider Royal Marines. He has been responsible for managing the individual and collective training requirements for large numbers of personnel in support of a wide range of activities and brokering and establishing political, legal and administrative arrangements to enable a variety of complex military operations in the UK and abroad. He has been involved in all major conflicts since 1981 and was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his role on field operations.
Since leaving the Services, Jeremy has worked with Spartent’s clients addressing crisis and security management challenges in the Middle East and Africa, particularly Chad, the DRC, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, in Europe and in Latin America.
Jeremy is a graduate of the Joint Services Staff College, holds a Chartered Management Institute Level 8 Certificate in Strategic Direction and Leadership, is a licenced SIA manager and is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security.