The Team

Dan Ling

Co Founder


Dan has operated across broad range of security industry sectors in a 20 year career. Since 2005 Dan has worked in senior management appointments for both small owner operated businesses and large corporate institutions., including Control Risk, Goldman Sachs and for the Delivery Partner at London 2012. As such he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the security industry and knows what it takes to deliver a successful, service focused business.

Dan's 8 year military career as a commissioned officer continues to provide a foundation for his approach to delivering effective, well thought through and resilience business solutions. Dan's recent career in a technically focused sector of the industry has added to an already well-developed understanding of strategy and operations. Whilst not unique, this combination of operational and technical experienced, developed as a consultant and as an end-user, is unusual in the market and provides valuable perspective.

Dan's experience has enabled the development of an influential network of business contacts, partners and advisors across a broad spectrum of security and non-security sectors. This network provides a strong, credible business development platform from which HGS routinely benefits

Dan focuses on commercial aspects of running the business but remains routinely engaged in client facing activities

Alex Swanson

Co Founder


Alex has 20 years experience in the definition and implementation of a broad range of security solutions. His experience is diverse and spans a number of high profile assignments across a broad risk spectrum, including: high risk consulting across the Middle East, reshaping security for a Mayfair jewellers, and playing a central role during the London 2012 Games. Alex was selected as an instructor to train officers from the UK and overseas at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Alex’s extensive UK and international experience brings a balanced and pragmatic approach to client needs, and a sound understanding of the management of risk to businesses, people and their assets.  He also has a number of years of experience leading large scale technical delivery programmes, implementing new security systems across global real estate, and defining standards that are flexed and appropriate to the environment. 

Alex was a commissioned officer in the Army for a decade.  His experience from the military provides the foundation to his approach to business, and his grounded approach provide skills that will sustain the delivery of HGS services and growth of the company.

Alex focuses on HGS operations, its delivery methodology and the implementation of business services.