Corporate Security Expert and Director of European Operations
Christopher Hagon was a member of London’s Metropolitan Police Force for 21 years and has been an LSS Associate since 1992. Hagon served in Scotland Yard’s Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department for 11 years and nine of those he was assigned to head the personal protection for Prince Philip. Hagon also performed protection duty for other members of the Royal Family and later was appointed as the personal protection officer to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In 1994, Hagon became responsible for all Royal Family close personal protection operations until he retired at the rank of Superintendent.
Hagon then joined a prestigious international security consulting firm providing services to more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. As Director of Executive Protection, Hagon dealt with terrorist – related incidents – bombings and assassination treats encountered by major U.S. defense contractors and pharmaceutical companies. He also supervised product-contamination and kidnap-ransom cases. In 1988, Hagon joined Miami based Ryder Systems, Inc., the world’s largest full service lease and transportation-company, as Director of Corporate Security and was responsible for many innovative and proactive programs designed to protest Ryder’s 46,000 personnel and assets.