Having previously served in the British military as a counter terrorism specialist, Andy Palmer went on to spend several years in the immigration field before joining the Gatwick Airport security team. Whilst at the airport Andy has led the introduction and development of a Behavioural Detection programme which is now considered by many to be leading best practice in the subject. Internationally recognised as a subject matter expert on behavioural detection and security awareness, Andy has spoken globally on the topic and advised various critical national infrastructure and crowded place sites on the matter.
Andy is currently supporting government led trials in High Footfall Screening, developing future strategies and tactics for widespread implementation. Andy is a member of the International Association of Critical National Infrastructure Professionals with further expertise in areas including Border and aviation security.