About Us


Edson Tiger offers a very broad range of experience and know-how in military, maritime and intelligence matters. The leadership team brings a unique and valuable blend of expertise to the risk management arena where our talents include strategic planning, operational management and hands-on tactical skills. We are ideally placed to inform and protect our clients.

Experienced Team

  • David Curran MA FCIPD MSyl

    David is a founding Director of Edson Tiger.

    He has occupied senior posts in the UK Intelligence and Security Services for over twenty years serving in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Far East and has first-hand experience of the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has managed complex operations in high-threat environments as well as capacity building programmes developing indigenous defence and security capability. He is an expert in contemporary threats including international terrorism, insurgency and low intensity conflict.

    He is a Member of the Security Institute, a licensed close protection professional, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Master’s Degree in Management. He is a training and development specialist and a graduate of the National School of Government’s Training Management Programme (TMP).

    While with Edson Tiger he has been responsible for the development of a range of training products and services designed to help personnel better understand, manage and mitigate the risks they face while deployed overseas. He also leads on the development of technical services and solutions including, tracking and communications, information sharing and data analytics as well as technical surveillance counter measures.

  • Paul Denning OBE

    Paul is a founding Director of Edson Tiger.

    He is a former Royal Marines Brigadier, completing his service as the Deputy Commandant General Royal Marines. He has led, commanded and managed UK and multi-national forces from sections of 8 men to a corps of 7000. He is a maritime and land environment military-skills professional and a Counter-Piracy expert.

    He has highly valued experience in intelligence process design, security risk management and complex problem analysis and resolution, in both the national and multi-national environments.  He is a coach, mentor and trainer of individuals, teams, commanders and staffs and is experienced in the analysis, design, development and implementation of complex training solutions.

    While with Edson Tiger, he has been responsible for the development of models and systems for the assessment and management of risks on overseas projects and has created Travel Risk Management Systems designed to recognise and reduce the risks faced by global organisations when sending their employees on business around the world.

  • Stephen Hawker CB FIET FICPEM

    Stephen has wide experience of counter-terrorist and national security work in the UK and overseas, acquired during a distinguished 28-year career in the UK intelligence and security services latterly at Board level. Since 2006 he has worked independently, providing insight on national security and intelligence issues to Government and the commercial sector in the UK. He has worked closely with overseas security and intelligence services on training, capacity building and the management of business change.

    In addition to his role as Board Advisor for Edson Tiger, Stephen is a Non-Executive Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Services and an independent member of the FCO Audit and Risk Committee and Consular Management Board. He was, until recently, a member of the Advisory Board of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

    Stephen has undertaken significant assignments at Board level in the public and private sectors including capability reviews for the FCO, benchmarking reviews of overseas security and intelligence services, and capacity building and training in Africa and the Middle East. He also advised the Home Office on security arrangements for the 2012 London Olympics.