Keith Abraham joined The Parachute Regiment in 2004 and served in Iraq (2005/06) and Afghanistan (2008). Operating in the battlefields of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Keith’s Company experienced some of the hardest fighting encountered by British forces since the Second World War. During a two-year posting as an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, he received the Commandant’s Commendation for Excellence. After nine-years’ service Keith decided to leave the military and spent over two years working for JP Morgan as a Project Manager and Crisis Management Consultant. In addition to this, Keith also runs his own successful Tai Chi school.
A trained commercial diver, Andrew worked in southern Africa before moving to the Middle East in 2003. Working alongside the US Military, Andrew worked in operational planning across Iraq. Returning to the UK in 2008, Andrew moved into the commercial arena, first at Lehmann Brothers, and then JP Morgan as head of its EMEA-wide command centre. Here his remit was to co-ordinate crisis management, disaster recovery and intelligence gathering and reporting. His team was also responsible for providing support and assistance to the firm’s business travellers worldwide. From 2014 to 2015 Andrew was consultant and Head of Security for Somerset House, a prestigious public space in Central London.