Ted has extensive commercial and operational experience in Central & South America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He holds a BA (Hons) in History & African Studies and a broad understanding of refugee placement. After a career as an international athlete, he joined the British Army which included numerous operational tours around the world. On leaving, Ted moved to a Kidnap & Ransom insurance underwriter specialising in Colombia, Venezuela and Haiti, before subsequently moving to London as a Lloyd’s insurance broker. Latterly he set up the operational side of a medical evacuation company concentrating on super-high threat environments. In 2010, he founded Northcott Global Solutions (NGS) to solve the structural and systemic problems within the traditional assistance industry and more specifically its failure to meet the demands of modern travel patterns. In 2017, NGS won International Assistance Company of the Year for the first time.