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Lord Richard Westbury MBE had a "military career as an Officer in the Scotts Guards and for the British Special Air Services (SAS). A pioneer of the security industry, Lord Westbury was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive of The Leadership Trust and the Chief Executive Officer of Defense Systems Limited (DSL), one of the earliest and most successful international security companies headquartered in London. He is the founder and chairman of Hart Security." 
"From 1988 to 1991, he served as Deputy Chief Executive of The Leadership Trust, an executive training centre providing leadership and management training. In 1996, Westbury and the Chairman of Defence Systems led a successful management buyout from Hambro Group Investments with the support of NatWest Ventures and DLJ Phoenix, and merged with a U.S. public company.
"He left Defence Systems in 1999 and formed the HART GROUP providing specialised security services on a global basis. The HART GROUP gained maritime expertise through fisheries management and protection and piracy prevention." 
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