Senior Leadership Team

We’re not just dedicated to making technology work for your business, we’re committed to helping you fully explore the fire & security sector, identify opportunities, and then position your organisation for success.

Our team’s extensive experience will help you design a clear transformation pathway that meets your fire, safety and loss prevention requirements.

Bob Forsyth

Chief Executive Officer

Bob joined Kings as CEO in 2017. Bob has extensive Business Services experience in the FM sector, focusing on a strategy of differentiation and technology advancement, resulting in integrated service delivery to a wide range of industries. Bob has been recognised as one of the leading voices of the security sector being voted “The most Influential person in the security industry” by IFSEC Global 2014.

Darren Gamage

Chief Operating Officer

With extensive management experience, Darren brings valuable leadership to Kings’ executive team. As COO, he leads operations, strategy and support services functions. Prior to joining Kings, Darren held a number of senior positions within the FM and Support Services sector delivering profitable growth across a portfolio of businesses.

David Foster

Chief Financial Officer

David brings a wealth of experience gained over 25 years in CFO roles in UK and international SME businesses in the plant hire, manufacturing and print sectors. David is a Big Four trained Chartered Accountant and is a seasoned professional with the last 15 years spent in Private Equity backed businesses.

Kelly Fisher

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kelly joined Kings in 2008 as HR Manager. Kings supported Kelly as she achieved her masters in Human Resource Management. Over the years as Kings developed, the company evolved to grow the HR department. Kelly became a member of the board in 2014. She guides and manages the overall provision of HR services, policies and systems and is responsible for the development of people strategy to support the company’s strategic objectives.

David Evans

Managing Director - DYMENSiON

After a 30-year career background in the police and in counter terrorism, David founded and currently chairs the global terrorism information network TINYg. This is alongside building Global Aware International from start-up, which he ultimately sold to Mitie in 2019. David brings with him a strong skill-set and an excellent reputation for relationship-building, high performance and team leadership.

John Owen

Operations Director

John brings extensive operational management experience to his role here at KST, after progressing and sustaining roles within the security services sector throughout his career.

Prior to KST, John held senior roles within privately owned, private equity and PLC backed Integrated security businesses.

John leads the operational delivery of our service, projects and technical support business areas and has a passion in building teams to deliver first class delivery.

Chris Goode

Managing Director - Cougar Monitoring & Cougar Protect

Following a successful military career, Chris was able to develop extensive knowledge and experience within the security sector.

Chris is a proactive, innovative, and strategic business leader and has successfully led and managed national sales and operational teams throughout his lengthy career.

Following the successful start-up and development of a national key holding, alarm response and mobile patrol business, he has also launched other highly innovative businesses and several additional service lines.

Grant Kennedy

Managing Director - Quidvis

Grant has more than 20 years’ experience running a fire and risk management business. He is the founder of Quidvis – est. 2016, which was acquired by Kings Secure Technologies in November 2021. Prior to this, Grant was formally the Managing Director of Direct Enquiries ltd which he sold to Mitie in 2012. He stayed on as Managing Director of Mitie Compliance until 2016. His key focus is using the latest technology to provide clients enhanced information and advanced systems to manage their business risks.

Carrie Eastwood

Managing Director - Security Personnel

Carrie is our Managing Director of Security Personnel and brings to the business a passion for delivering the best quality security teams integrated with KST’s technology and innovation. Carrie has worked in the Security Industry for over 15 years in a variety of different roles and has a real client focus, leading her operations team and driving best practice across a number of strategic accounts.

Paul Ottley

Managing Director - Kings Group Solutions

Paul has over 30 years’ experience within the security industry and brings a wealth of knowledge, having previously held global account management roles within the financial sector and being responsible for clients situated all over the world. Paul has a real passion to deliver first class support, guidance and innovation to our clients. Paul works closely with his management team to deliver creative solutions, and contributing to our current client’s growth by identifying new opportunities.

Gaynor Kehoe

Company Secretary

As a Finance professional, and having worked for Kings in a variety of positions, Gaynor became Company Secretary in 2005.  Gaynor is responsible for ensuring that Kings complies with financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance.  Gaynor acts as a point of communication between the board of directors and Senior Leadership Team and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer.

Jo Goulden

Head of Marketing & Bids

With over 25-years B2B marketing experience, Jo joined Kings in 2017 to help drive the future success and expansion of the business. Jo began her career in the HVAC industry and has worked in manufacturing, engineering and software development in the digital health arena.

Guy Tucker
Guy Tucker

Head of Group Solutions – Sales

With over 25 years’ experience as a sales and bid professional in the FM industry, Guy has built a successful track record of leading complex, multifunctional teams in the securing of £multi-million contracts across a range of industry sectors. Customer focused and with strong leadership and communication skills, Guy’s strengths are in building relationships and instilling confidence in the KST brand.

Guy’s key objective is to deliver sustained growth across the KST Group, combining all our service line expertise into bespoke output driven solutions.


What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank

Everything from the initial engagement with Quidvis to meeting the Fire Risk assessor on site, to receiving all the reports back in the SLA timeframe was second to none. The communication throughout the whole process has been so easy and the working relationship does not stop there. We now have one central system where we can view reports, add relevant building certificates and policies. Colleagues can access this incredibly user-friendly system and navigate with ease. I have been informed by several colleagues how easy the portal is to use. Even those less tech savvy have been more than impressed.

Carrie Owen
Fire Safety Officer - Shropshire Towns & Rural Housing