Andrew Bearpark

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Andrew Bearpark is the founder and director of the British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC),[1] which says it "works to promote the interests and regulate the activities of UK based firms that provide armed defensive security services in countries outside the UK"[2] and aims to "raise standards of operation and advocate self regulation".[3]. He is also a founder and director of Post Conflict People which claims to be "an independant association committed to reviving societies suffering from recent or on-going conflicts" and offers the "respectability of an international, indepedant NGO alloyed with the capacity-to-deliver of the private sector" [4].

From 2000 to 2003, Bearpark served as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) in charge of the EU Pillar of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and was responsible for overseeing the province's reconstruction and economic development.[5]

Biographical Details

"A career civil servant, Andy has primarily worked at the Department for International Development and its predecessor, the Overseas Development Administration. He worked closely with CARE International while head of information and emergency aid from 1991 to 1997 at DFID. Since then he has worked for the UN on reconstruction in Sarajevo and Kosovo and for DFID in Iraq. He earlier worked as press secretary to Baroness Chalker and was a private secretary to the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher."[6]

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  1. "Andy Bearpark CBE: Director General", BAPSC website, accessed March 18 2009
  2. "Home Page", BAPSC website, accessed March 18 2009
  3. "About Us", BAPSC website, accessed March 18 2009
  4. "Post Conflict People - About, Post Conflict People website, accessed April 18 2010
  5. "Andy Bearpark CBE: Director General", BAPSC website, accessed March 18 2009
  6. Trustees, Care International UK, accessed January 29, 2011.
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