The chapter meeting for March was held on March 28th at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD). The topic was The Response to the London 7/7 bombings by ASIS member Chris Bain, a former member of the Metropolitan Police, who was involved in the response.
Mr. Bain is retired from London’s Metropolitan Police and worked in several specialist units including the Metropolitan Police SO1 Specialist Protection Command where he provided leadership and direction within a critical role requiring the management of a team responsible for the planning and management of high risk/high threat protection operations and was the recipient of five separate commendations.. He is a qualified Counter-Terrorism Security Advisor. Currently, he is a Principle with Good Harbor Consulting in Abu Dhabi.
After the presentation, we had an interactive session where chapter members were able to discuss recent events in Brussels within the context of previous attacks such as 7/7.
The chapter is grateful to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, who graciously offered to host the meeting in the CCAD Ballroom.