Meet the Team

On this page you can find information about the Safer London Business Partnership team.

Team Members

Hannah Wadey, Safer London CEO

Hannah joined Safer London in 2015 after gaining considerable knowledge of business crime and its impact on a community whilst at the New West End Company, the leading UK Business Improvement District, where she led on their safe and secure portfolio.

Prior to that, she worked for community safety within local government for 7 years, managing several high profile projects in some of inner London's most diverse and challenging communities. She gained a degree in Criminology in 2003 and is currently studying for a diploma in Management and Leadership.

James Barrett, Safer London Operations Director

James started his career in with Surrey Police, specialising in community safety within a Crime Prevention Design Advisor role. James then moved to Safer London in January 2014 as the BCRP Manager for Lambeth. After successfully implementing the first borough-wide London BCRP, James moved into the role of Operations Manager to oversee the operational procedures of all Safer London BCRPs. James is currently studying an MSc degree in Security & Risk Management from the University of Leicester which he hopes will enhance his work at Safer London.

Anas Wihaib, Southwark Safe BCRP Manager

With experience in the retail sector and the research industry, Anas has gained customer service, communication and critical thinking skills. Anas originally training as a Scenes of Crime Officer for the MPS, learning the value of evidence gathering and officer integrity and continuity which she has been able to use successfully in this role. 

To build on her policing knowledge, she went on to study an MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism at London’s UCL. It was here that she completed a dissertation project focusing on Retail Crime trends across England and Wales. This knowledge and experience sparked an interest in defining business crime and the working dynamic levels of analysing it. Through joining Safer London, Anas hopes to make business crime a key priority for the Met Police and Senior Policy Advisors.

Georgie Henley, Safer WestEnd BCRP Manager

Georgie joined Safer London back in January 2016 as a BCRP officer after having graduated from Cardiff University in 2015 with a BSc in Criminology and Social Policy. Her degree allowed her to gather an insight into crime prevention initiatives, the penal system, social politics and the chance to conduct independent research on criminality being innate or related to social upbringing. Previous to her employment at Safer London, Georgie worked in retail as well as in various licensed venues. Having gained previous experience in customer facing roles, these skills can be incorporated into her day-to-day tasks when working closely with our partners and members both in the day and night-time economy.

Lauren Painter, Safer Lewisham BCRP Manager

Lauren has previous experience in customer service, retail and hospitality providing her with extensive knowledge in a variety of business settings. Lauren’s interest in crime originally started at the University of Portsmouth whilst she was studying Psychology; whereby she tailored her degree to incorporate as much Forensic Psychology as possible. This included completing the module “Introduction to Forensic Psychology”, which extended on her knowledge of offending behaviour and the Criminal Justice System. Additionally, Lauren completed a research project that looked into whether the attachment types of individuals was likely to lead to them adopting characteristics of an offender. Through working for Safer London, Lauren aims to assist in the reduction of Business Crime by promoting and growing the partnership, and providing a high level of customer service and satisfaction to all members. 

Marc Lawrence, Safer Lambeth BCRP Manager

Marc joined Safer London having spent the previous eleven and a half years in the Metropolitan Police Service within the London Borough of Southwark. Working for the last seven years in the role of Volunteer Police Cadet Coordinator, prior to that he also worked within the Safer Schools and Youth Offending Teams.

Serving two years as a Police Community Support Officer within the Nunhead Safer Neighbourhood Team, Marc gained valuable experience in addressing a range of crime and security related issues affecting both local residents and businesses, a genuine understanding of the significance of partnership working and increasing confidence and satisfaction through the provision of excellent customer service.

Marc is familiar with gathering intelligence and information sharing with interested stakeholders, and communicating effectively at all levels, with a focus on adopting a proactive approach to problem solving and negotiation.

Keeva Farrell, BCRP Officer

Keeva has experience in the retail, security and business industry which has allowed her to develop her customer service and communication skills. For 3 months, Keeva was able to gain valuable work experience at Westminster Abbey alongside their security team, liaising with both external security providers and the Metropolitan Police Service. Through working for Safer London, Keeva aims to provide a high quality of service to all members so that strong partnerships are formed to help aid the reduction of Business Crime in London.

Sarah Deighton, BCRP Officer

After studying Chemistry with Analytical Science at the University of Birmingham, Sarah worked in the hospitality and events industry, gaining strong skills in customer service and management of small teams. From here she moved into the financial services industry taking on the role of Personal Banking Manager for a well-known high street Building Society. This gave Sarah the opportunity to experience positive situations, as well as some trying ones. However, through this Sarah has learnt to manage and overcome these types of situations, and can now use these skills in everyday circumstances   

The combination of this work has given Sarah good organisational, inter-personal and time management skills.

Joining Safer London, Sarah hopes to focus her career on what she finds truly important,  helping the local community, building strong relationships and reducing crime. She hopes to do this by raising awareness about important issues that might affect businesses, helping businesses communicate with each other and working with the Metropolitan Police Service and Council.


Ibrahim Zaheed, BCRP Officer

Ibrahim Joined Safer London Business Partnership having previously been in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), here he was part of the community council policing team. In this role he engaged with members of the local community and local businesses, meeting their needs and also the needs of the council. Ibrahim gained skills in preventing crime that affected the local community. Ibrahim learned how to provide excellent service to members of the public and dealt with a wide range of difficult personnel. Ibrahim spent time in the police gathering crime data and analysing crime patterns which he would relate back to his team.

Ibrahim also completed a degree in Criminology at the London Metropolitan. Here he gathered an in-depth understanding of crime and crime prevention. He also gathered an understanding of why people commit crime and an understanding of the criminal justice system. Ibrahim also has experience working in retail and the hospitality service, here he gained excellent communication skills and an understanding of how businesses worked. Through joining Safer London Business Partnership, Ibrahim hopes to combat business crime and help the local community.