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Matty Butcher


Following graduation from University Matty spent the majority of his career in protective security, including 12 years as a Regional Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA), working within Cleveland Police Special Branch and latterly Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

Following that, in 2018 he moved into an operational based role with Barclays as a Regional Security Manager, responsible for the security of retail and corporate sites in the Northern half of the UK.

Most recently he was employed as the security specialist for the National Trust, working with major visitor attractions in the heritage sector to provide an immersive visitor experience without compromising the security of the collections.

Alongside his ‘day job’, he has also spent 15 seasons at Middlesbrough Football Club as part of the management team for matchday safety.

Club responsibilities

  • Accrington Stanley FC
  • Barnsley FC
  • Bradford City FC
  • Burnley FC
  • Fleetwood Town FC
  • Hull City AFC
  • Morecambe FC
  • Preston North End FC

Lead responsibilities

  • Security
  • Counter terrorism

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