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OUR TEAM



Stirling Group has subject matter experts delivering across six Service Lines; Crisis & Continuity Management, Risk and Process Safety, Fire and Rescue Services, Safe Journey Management, HSE Services and Workforce Development.



Under the guidance of experienced and highly regarded Global Service Line Managers our teams work from regional offices in the UK, UAE, Algeria, Kurdistan, Iraq, Malaysia and Australia, as well as from client facilities across the globe.



We pride ourselves on employing a mix of expatriate and local national staff, offering career development programmes and meeting national employment targets.



Stirling Group aims to attract and retain talented, experienced people. If you think you have the potential please view our careers page


Meet the Leadership Team

  • Chris St George

    Chris St George

    Co-Chairman

    Chris St George

    Chris St George

    Co-Chairman

    Chris is the Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Restrata.  He was also the founder of Olive Group, where he was the Group Managing Director from 2003 to 2008 and where he remains the Co-Chairman.   

    Chris has both a military and entrepreneurial background having been involved in a number of successful start-up businesses including The Third Space Health and Fitness Centre, where he was the founding director and leading shareholder prior to its successful divestiture to Graphite Capital.   

    Chris was commissioned into the British Army in 1992 and served with the Coldstream Guards and the Parachute Regiment. During his career, Chris spent much of his time on operations or managing training tasks in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

    Chris was awarded the Sword of Honour at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1992 and the United Nations Force Commanders Commendation in 1994.

    ‎Chris is a member of the Young Presidents Organisation, the Institute of Security Management Associates and an advisory board member of The Amar Foundation.

  • Mark Alexander

    Mark Alexander

    Managing Director

    Mark Alexander

    Mark Alexander

    Managing Director

    Mark joined Restrata as Managing Director in May 2014. He has previously spent 25 years in telecoms and IT, in a variety of roles, in several countries, as both a supplier and user of complex communications systems.   

    Prior to joining Restrata Mark was with Capita as COO, latterly its MD, for Capita Secure Information Solutions (formerly Sungard Public Sector UK) delivering communications and IT solutions and products to the emergency services and other public sector organisations in the UK.

    Mark was previously with EADS from 2002-2011. He established the Deployable Systems Group based in Newport, South Wales and following successful delivery of the Cormorant and Synergy communications systems for the British Army, Mark went on to become UK Country Manager for Information Infrastructure Solutions (IIS). Key projects worked on during this period included; Defence Information Infrastructure (DII), Skynet 5 satellite communications system, leading the CMMI change programme within the Newport site. In Feb 2009, Mark assumed the appointment as Director of Programme Delivery in the Middle East with responsibility for the delivery of DCS projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    In 1999 after leaving the Army Mark joined Motorola as a product manager and eventually headed a group of product managers responsible for the requirement definition and marketing of Motorola’s GSM Infrastructure Support Software to its worldwide customer base.

    Mark had a successful military career from 1980 to 1999. After completing officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mark joined the Royal Signals and served in operational and staff posts in Germany, Hong Kong and Northern Ireland. Mark also attended the Army Command and Staff Course gaining a master’s degree in Communications and Guided Weapons.

  • Dominic Webb

    Dominic Webb

    Regional Head of Crisis & Continuity Management

    Dominic Webb

    Dominic Webb

    Regional Head of Crisis & Continuity Management Dominic has a BSc Hon in Disaster and Engineering Management and is studying for a PhD in Emergency and Crisis Management Systems. Dominic has 20 years’ experience in developing crisis management systems, writing emergency, tactical and strategic response plans and developing emergency response facilities. Dominic also has considerable experience in developing and delivering training and exercises from on scene response through to board level response. He is a technical expert for BS2599 and IS22301 as well as a Member of the Business Continuity Institute and a mentor for BCI practitioners.

  • Craig Blinco

    Craig Blinco

    Global Head of Safe Journey Management

    Craig Blinco

    Craig Blinco

    Global Head of Safe Journey Management Craig has 35 years’ experience in the vehicle technological sector, encompassing In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) and fleet operations within land transport. As the Technical Director for Fleet operations he was engaged in directing global fleet implementation projects within the oil and gas, and minerals resources sectors. Craig is based in Perth and is responsible for the Safe Journey Management service line, which also features OBI Telematics (Exclusive Navman Wireless Regional Distributor MEA) and its encompassing services.

  • Martyn Foote

    Martyn Foote

    Regional Head of Risk & Process Safety

    Martyn Foote

    Martyn Foote

    Regional Head of Risk & Process Safety Martyn is a senior business leader with over 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is a highly respected and experienced safety professional. Project work has taken Martyn from the North Sea to Brazil, the African continent, the Far East and now in Abu Dhabi supporting our Middle East operations on a variety of Risk, Process Safety and HSE projects. Martyn has in depth business and project management experience and has worked regularly with the UK Health and Safety Executive developing guidelines including Permit to Work (PTW) and Isolation Management. Specialties include PTW Development, Isolation Management, Business Development, HSE and Risk Management including associated auditing, HAZID Workshop facilitation and Training.

  • Simon Cooper

    Simon Cooper

    Finance Director

    Simon Cooper

    Simon Cooper

    Finance Director

    Simon transferred to Restrata in 2014 from sister company Olive Group where he served as Commercial Director.  An international, commercially driven FD and Business Improvement leader, Simon has a strong track record of structuring and implementing business strategies that deliver shareholder alignment, growth and successful exits.   

    He combines his FD background with excellent analytical and problem solving skills and a key focus on successful business improvement.

    Prior to joining Olive Group Simon was General Manager for Transguard Cash LLC, the cash in transit joint venture between Transguard Group and Network International, which invested heavily in best in class CCTV, access control systems and monitoring systems.

    Simon holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Kent and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Binder Hamlyn in the UK.  He then specialised in corporate recovery before becoming a Corporate Finance Director at Deloitte where he led many cross border mergers and acquisitions acting for European and US companies and private equity houses.


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