Jonathan Ward

Jonathan is a Mindsheet Associate with extensive knowledge of anti-counterfeit and anti-fraud technologies. He worked for over 20 years for De La Rue plc, as Sales Director for the Banknote Division until 2000 and then as Managing Director for the Cash Processing Division where he was responsible for the acquisition of its major US competitor, and the subsequent restructuring of the Engineering and R&D departments to provide a more efficient and productive technology unit.

Throughout his time at De La Rue he gained a unique understanding of the techniques used by the criminal community to defraud the public, governments and financial institutions, and the ways in which detection systems can be developed to validate and authenticate security media.

Since leaving De La Rue in 2005, Jonathan has worked as an independent consultant in various sectors related to security but primarily in the banknote industry with respect to the circulation, processing and distribution of cash. Jonathan also contributed valuable market insight around brand protection for the ITI Techmedia MST programme.

Jonathan has many diverse connections with Central Banks, governments, security organizations and financial institutions around the world, and has worked with multi-national companies including Giesecke & Devrient, Toshiba Corporation, G4S (Group 4 Securitas) and, Brinks. He has extensive UK Home office connections.

As a long standing consultant of G4S (Group 4 Securicor), Jonathan has good connections in the Middle East, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Jordan and Lebanon.

Jonathan has a BA Honours degree from the Queen’s College, Oxford.

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