Our Team

Below are the members of the ISEC Global team

Gary Pope

Gary Pope

Gary started his career in the military with The Parachute Regiment and took part in conflicts around the world including the Falkland war in 1982, and Northern Ireland.

After leaving the armed forces in 1986, Gary then served with the UK Fire & Rescue Service and is extremely experienced in dealing with all types of emergency situations.

He has been involved in the Private Security industry since 1995 and has gathered a wealth of knowledge in Covert Surveillance, and Close Protection Operations.

Since 2003 Gary has been a security consultant and has been involved in project management, operational management and security management working in hostile environments in Iraq, Afghanistan as well as other locations worldwide.

He has been Group Operations Director for a UK based company supplying contracts to Blue Chip companies in the United Kingdom, Europe and America, which incorporated contracts in the Events and Distribution industry. The company also mobilized crews at short notice anywhere in the world for disaster relief, such as the post Hurricane Katrina disaster.

A highly dedicated, versatile, and driven professional with an abundant transferable skill set, Gary has extensive experience in Security and Corporate Management, Communication Systems and is competent in leadership, logistics, organization, and administration.

Gary pursues and invests financially, logistically and administratively in the development of businesses to turn them around into something profitable. He already owns several profitable UK based companies involved in the motor trade and imports/exports.

Gary has been brought onboard ISEC Global to assist in facilitating the further development of the group, and particularly in areas of security and our interests in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Brigadier General (Rtd.) Komba Syl Mansamusa Mondeh psc, fwc, MSc

Komba Mondeh

Mondeh was commissioned into the Sierra Leone Army in 1991 as a Second Lieutenant. His rapid exceptional performance and 'true patriotism' during the Sierra Leone 10 year rebel war earned him a place at the Senior Division Staff Course in the Federal Republic of Nigeria in July 1996. He performed so well at the Senior Division Course that he was awarded the 'Best International Student' and invited to proceed to the Nigerian War College the following year, where he got, in addition to his military qualification, a Masters degree in Strategic Studies. He also pursued his Masters Degree program in Strategic Studies at the University of Ibadan – Nigeria.

General Mondeh was appointed Defence Adviser to the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Defence attaché in the Sierra Leone High Commission in Nigeria), where he served for over four years.

On his return from Nigeria in October 2003, he was appointed Commander of the 5 Infantry Brigade in Gondama, BO district.

His performance as Brigade Commander resulted in him being elevated to the appointment of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Personnel and Training, at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in December 2005. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in July 2007. Due to his assiduousness, he was further elevated into a more senior appointment of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Operations and Plans in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), a position he held twice.

With this appointment, he supervised all Land, Sea and Air Operations, including supervising military Intelligence, Communications, Information Systems, and Peace support Operations.

He did a 2 year tour with the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
The General was the first Sierra Leonean military officer to serve at the UN Fld mission, in such high profile position in its history, where he acted as the Force Commander of that 24,000 strong manpowered multinational Force, which comprised of troops from 18 different countries.

He was mentioned in dispatches during his tour of duty for the display of bravery and gallantry, thereby receiving 3 UNAMID Medals.

Whilst in UNAMID, he successfully organized a workshop on the South Sudan Referendum that brought together key stakeholders for that countries Independence and hosted, on several occasions in his sector, the UN Security Council's Working Group on Darfur.

In May 2013, the General led the writing of the CDS Directives, which was successfully implemented for the smooth provision of security for the National Elections in Sierra Leone, which was security hitch free.

Staff Appointments held:
Intelligence officer LEOBATT3 ECOMOG
Director of Training and Operations – Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Defence Adviser to Nigeria
Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Personnel & Training – MoD
Assistant Chief of Defence Staff for Operations & Plans – MoD

State Appointments:
Secretary of State Marine Resources – Government of Sierra Leone
Under Secretary of State Defence – Government of Sierra Leone

Mark Hillier

Mark Hillier

Mark Joined the British armed forces as a member of the Parachute Regiment, starting his distinguished career in 1982 and completed his service in 1999.

During this time he covered various operational and non-operational theatres including: - Belize, Cyprus (UN), Germany, Canada, America and Northern Ireland (5 years).

Prior to the formation of ISEC Global he worked on Foreign and Commonwealth Office (British Embassy) and US State department contracts throughout the Middle East, gaining a vast knowledge of private security consultancy.

Further to this, he then became a security director for a major bauxite mining company, successfully negotiating an agreement for Amec to carry out the environmental impact study for a large-scale project in excess of 1.5 billion dollars within West Africa.

Mark is one of the founding members of ISEC Global and his essential knowledge of the security sector is a major asset to ISEC.

Sheku Lansana

Sheku Lansana

Sheku Lansana was originally born in Sierra Leone to an established family name; his father was the Sierra Leone Ambassador to the United States amongst other positions he occupied within the Sierra Leone Government.

He brings to ISEC Global a broad range of skill sets such as Diplomatic international affairs.

The Lansana family name is well respected and has very close links at all levels within the Republic of Sierra Leone, this position, and utilizing his links, knowledge and contacts as a roaming diplomat, on behalf of ISEC Global, he has established firm contacts and connections in pursuant of external investment opportunities for the company, in the best interests of West Africa.

Sheku has worked assiduously to secure sole and unique access to assets and potential projects into the Republic of Sierra Leone, via his network of historical contacts that has longevity to suit any potential client and/or investors in pursuant of Sierra Leone and her natural resources

Mohamed Rogers

Mohamed Rogers

Special Assistant to the State Chief of Protocol in the Office of the President of Sierra Leone