Gary Simpson

Gary joined ASM Global in 2018 to support the business in creating amazing experiences grounded in world-class security.

Responsible for developing and implementing ASM Global’s European Security Strategy, Gary works closely with event teams in every venue to bring the aims to life. From regular risk assessments to training and development, Gary is involved in every aspect of making ASM Global’s arenas, stadiums, conference & exhibition centres and theatres safe and secure.

Before joining ASM, Gary worked at Manchester United Football Club, responsible for all aspects of event safety and security at Old Trafford, as well team operations across the UK and abroad. Gary had the pleasure of ensuring the people of Manchester and visitors could enjoy matches and events safely and securely.

Gary spent many years with the military and the police, most recently in the Greater Manchester Police. His focus was specialist operations including assessing risks, coordinating and developing plans to mitigate potential criminal and terrorist threats to public events and major operations.

He has taken his skills, insights and relationships developed over the years to bring these to venues across the UK and Europe including the First Direct Arena, Leeds; Utilita Arena, Newcastle; The Friends Arena, Stockholm; Manchester Arena; and the Vaudoise Arena Lausanne in Switzerland.