Tim Crockett – Contributor Profile
Vice President – Security
Tim Crockett is Vice President – Security for HX Global, the US subsidiary of Healix International, a global leader in International Medical, Security and Travel assistance.
A native of Hereford, England, Tim became a member of the Royal Marine Commandos in 1990 and went on to join the Special Boat Service in 1992. In 2001 Tim moved into the private sector providing support to clients in the areas of threat and vulnerability assessments for projects and personnel.
Prior to joining HX Global, Tim worked as Senior Director of Global Security Operations for Turner Inc. and prior that that had worked as a consultant to CNN for 12 years. Tim in all of his roles has trained and advised clients, many of which operated predominately in hostile environments, often working alongside many of them in the field, with numerous deployments to Afghanistan, The Middle East, Central & West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Amazon jungles of Brazil.
Tim has given presentations on safety and security training in a number of forums in the media, humanitarian (NGO) and energy sectors, including the Media Leaders meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2005, and has appeared on a number of major news networks (CNN, CBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera America).
Tim is currently the Chairperson for the Media & Entertainment Working Group for OSAC, a department within the US Department of State. He has been honoured by the Royal Television Society, the Overseas Press Club of America, a Golden Eagle Award and won Peabody Awards for his roles in CNN’s ‘Terror on Tape’ series and ’72 Hours Under Fire’ the story of a news team under fire in the besieged city of Homs, Syria.