Nick Buckles

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Nick Buckles
BornNicholas Peter Buckles
(1961-02-01) 1 February 1961 (age 53)
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite British
Alma materLanchester Polytechnic
OccupationBusinessman
Years active1983–2013
Salary£857,920
TitleChief Executive, G4S plc
Term2005–2013
SuccessorAshley Almanza
 
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Nick Buckles
BornNicholas Peter Buckles
(1961-02-01) 1 February 1961 (age 53)
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite British
Alma materLanchester Polytechnic
OccupationBusinessman
Years active1983–2013
Salary£857,920
TitleChief Executive, G4S plc
Term2005–2013
SuccessorAshley Almanza

Nicholas Peter Buckles (born 1961) is a British businessman.[1][1][2][3][4][5][6]


Biography[edit]

Early Career[edit]

He was born on February 1, 1961.[3] At the age of sixteen, he got his first job as a Christmas postman in Essex.[3][5] He then went on to study business at Lanchester Polytechnic.[7]

Securicor and G4S[edit]

He joined Securicor in 1985 as a project accountant.[1] He served as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of G4S plc from May 2004 to July 2005. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of G4S from 2005 to 2013.[1]. He initially kept his job, despite the fiasco at the 2012 Summer Olympics[4][8][9], but stood down on 31 May 2013 and was succeeded by Ashley Almanza, formerly of BG Group[6]. He was also Chairman of the Ligue Internationale des Sociétés de Surveillance, the international association of leading security companies.[2][3]

He has said his hero is Margaret Thatcher because "she led the biggest economic turnaround in recent history."[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bloomberg Business Week Executive profile: Nicholas P. Buckles". Bloomberg. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Our Group Board". G4S. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Nick Buckles: the G4S chief who says his leadership style is 'no excuses', The Guardian, July 14, 2012
  4. ^ a b Angela Monaghan, Nick Buckles survives G4S Olympic fiasco review as two directors go, The Daily Telegraph, September 28, 2012
  5. ^ a b c Alice Gribbin, Nick Buckles: "My leadership style? 'No excuses'", New Statesman, April 17, 2012
  6. ^ a b G4S Boss Nick Buckles To Quit After Olympic Games Security Fiasco, The Huffington Post UK, May 21, 2013
  7. ^ "Leading edge: Nick Buckles". The Sunday Times (London). 23 January 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ Nils Pratley, Nick Buckles saved by G4S shareholders, The Guardian, September 28, 2012
  9. ^ Jonathan Guthrie, Non-stick Nick to shrug off G4S threat, The Financial Times, December 17, 2012