Andy Wakeling

Chief of Staff

Andy joined Optima in 2011 having completed two tours of Afghanistan as an Advanced Search Advisor where he planned and conducted the complete range of Advanced Search operations including high risk route, vehicle, building and compound searches. He has also planned and conducted defensive building searches for UK political party conferences and has commanded a Search Team in support of counter-terrorist CBRNE and Maritime Interdiction operations. Andy has held several roles within Optima, including operational delivery as a Principal Consultant and now leads a team responsible for the development of solutions and production of proposals.