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WSP appoints new UK head of security consulting

Leading consultancy WSP has appointed a new head of security consulting for the UK, who will be based in the company’s Chancery Lane office in London.


Matthew Brittle has over two decades experience in the military and security solutions sectors and he will now head up a team of security and intelligence specialists at WSP.

He joins the company following a number of high profile roles including head of security consulting at WS Atkins and head of security solutions and critical infrastructure protection for EMEA with Honeywell.

Initially, he will focus on supporting the design teams at WSP and their clients in the property and infrastructure sectors to develop cost effective solutions to security and risk management issues.  Long term, the aim is to guide the security business into new areas and sectors to increase company growth.

In addition to his previous roles, he is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Security Professional and has a master’s in weapon effects on structures from Cranfield University.

Working in intelligence and security roles within military and commercial sectors, some of Matthew’s highlights include spending four-years as security lead on the London Olympics and teaching security and counter-terrorism to the Afghan National Army.

Matthew Brittle, WSP’s UK Head of Security, said: “WSP is a forward thinking company where I’m witnessing first-hand the outstanding work we do in the built environment. Already I am engaged with clients on a wide range of projects from stadiums to critical infrastructure, providing threat & risk analysis as well as developing security concept plans through to full detailed design and support.”

“I look forward to helping our clients and company have secure environments in which their businesses can thrive safely.”

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