Lloyd founded Five Three Alpha after serving 15 years as an Officer in the British Army leaving as a Major and a specialist in his field.
Trained at the same school as the men and women who pitted themselves against the best bomb builders the IRA had to offer, Lloyd quickly found himself dealing with countless lethal IEDs during 2 operational tours in Afghanistan and ultimately as a Special Forces Explosive Ordinance Disposal Operator. At the height of his operational career, Lloyd was responsible for leading the UK’s Special Forces EOD team, advising Military and Specialist Police Units in threat appreciation and resolution planning and was the senior EOD operator for hostage rescue and domestic counter terrorism operations.
On promotion to Major Lloyd was selected to attend the Army’s Intermediate Command and Staff College gaining a masters level qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership prior to moving to the world of Defence Procurement. Where, as the senior systems engineer for the Special Projects, Search and Countermeasures team, Lloyd was the technical lead on the MOD’s £50 million STARTER project which saw the development and procurement of the worlds best and most technically advanced bomb disposal robot.
Lloyd now works as a Defence Consultant and Professional Speaker. He remains an internationally recognised authority on counter terrorism bomb disposal and continues to train and coach specialist military and law enforcement bomb disposal teams around the world.