Dennis is the founder and Chief Executive of Major Events International (MEI). His role is to ensure MEI continues to extend it geographic and customer reach and quality control of all deliverables. His experience includes: assessing and leading must-win bids, setting requirements for complex procurement, running prime contracting business and preparations and delivery of major events.
Prior to forming MEI he has worked for Thales where he formed and ran the Land Systems business achieving rapid growth in new markets prior to establishing the Security Systems business in UK with responsibility for major events. His last appointment was the London 2012 Account Director for Atos Origin, the International Olympic Committee World-Wide IT partner having completed training in Beijing in the build up to the 2008 Olympic Games.
His formative working years were in the UK Army where he retired in the rank of Colonel with a Command and Control and Security background. He lead requirements and major bid assessment teams, commanded at Regimental level and served in numerous multi-national organizations and on operations.
Dennis is well connected internationally, having lived for eleven years outside UK, with an extensive network across many countries and industry. He is a regular contributor to journals and conferences. With MEI he has assembled a leadership team of unrivalled breadth and depth of skills and experience and used the principles of prime contracting to build a supplier community which MEI helps to win new business