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Kate Bright

In-House Personal Security Advisor & Female Bodyguard

Country: Global

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Kate Bright is Johara Global’s In-House Security Advisor. She has worked in and with private security for 20 years. Kate trained in Close Protection and worked as a Chief of Staff to international wealthy families in London from 2000 to 2015. She then set up the award-winning, security-focused recruitment and concierge firm UMBRA International Group. She was shortlisted as Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year in the Citywealth awards in 2019, and was asked to give a Tedx talk in 2018 on the topic of ‘Invisible Security’.


Kate is a member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and a Trustee of their Charitable Trust, as well as a member of the Security Institute and RUSI. She is a Companion of the Institute of Leadership & Management and sits on the British Army Gender Advisory Council, under the guidance of the Army’s Gender Champion, Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Ivan Jones CB. She is a Freeman of the City of London. Kate was appointed as a non-executive director of the Security Industry Authority (the Security Industry regulator) in February 2020.


Kate is a passionate champion of the benefits of Diversity and Inclusion not only for her industry but also advocates for more women to sit on Boards, and regularly speaks at events and on webinars to encourage young women and girls to think about their future at the table of change.


Kate has joined Johara Global as our exclusive in-house personal security advisor, supporting our members with a uniquely tailored service suited perfectly to ensuring peace of mind in a secure lifestyle.

Kate will provide Johara Global members with a Secure Lifestyle Audit – a one hour private discussion under NDA - to go over any areas of concern for their own or their family’s safety. This can encompass any area of life which does not allow for peace of mind including homes/property, digital safety, children and next generation safety, travel, health and wellbeing risks and more.

This appointment will take place virtually via Zoom by mutual agreement at a suitable time.



The Secure Lifestyle Audit is also available to all Johara Global members. If you would like to discuss this further and make an appointment with Kate please email us.



UMBRA is The Home of Secure Lifestyle. We are an award-winning Private Office for Security, featured in The Times Luxx and Tatler HNW Address book. 


As a leading private client private office, UMBRA International Group offers a range of bespoke protective and proactive security solutions. Providing individuals and their families with premium support, we provide solutions not just for now, but also for the future. With decades of experience and an expert network, your Secure Lifestyle and peace of mind is our number one priority. We help our international families & their next generations navigate and select the people, advice and partners they need to feel safe and secure.


UMBRA offers three core service areas:

  • UMBRA SECURE – The Security Concierge – trusted project management for all major life events

  • UMBRA ADVISE – Your Trusted Secure Lifestyle Advisory – bring the best of a traditional security approach with forward thinking cutting edge technology to secure you and the Next Generations

  • UMBRA SELECT – The Private Staffing recruiter – from butler to bodyguard, and beyond



  • UMBRA TRAINING – Your personal security toolkit training plan – for families, staff, team members and beyond


UMBRA is a mission-lead business with a clearly defined set of values. Our team is all from ex private office and client backgrounds, we pride ourselves on the discretion with which we operate and trust we build with international families, across multiple generations. A percentage of all our profits is  reinvested in our projects to bring safety and security to those who may not be able to access it through poverty, location and / or circumstance.


We put a lot of focus on giving back because we believe that we are in a unique position to help make a Secure Lifestyle an accessible lifestyle, on a global level. We also fund training opportunities for those who want to enter into the Security Industry and as a team we provide mentoring to the next generation of security professionals through the EY Foundation Secure Futures Programme, with a particular focus on encouraging women. For more information about how you or your younger generations can get involved with any of our community programmes please get in touch.

“Kate has proved herself time after time to be our Swiss Army Knife in London. We have a long term partnership which we hold close to us. Kate and her team share our values of excellence in client support. Very proud to partner with her.”

Andrew Bayles, General Counsel, SwissIndependent Trustees

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